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Viacom Adds Four Flagship Channels To Pluto TV Streaming Service – NewFronts

Viacom said its flagship networks BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon will be added to the free, ad-supported streaming service Pluto TV, which it acquired in January. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2DykxGD

Viacom Inks Deal With FuboTV Streaming Service

Viacom is now on four “virtual pay-TV” platforms: Dish Network’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Philo and FuboTV. Viacom remains absent from Google’s YouTube TV, Hulu’s live TV bundle and Sony’s PlayStation Vue (which dropped the conglomerate’s lineup more than two years ago). – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2SYoYn9

CBS Sues Shari Redstone and National Amusements in Bid to Block Viacom Merger

CBS is calling for a special board meeting on Thursday for directors to vote on a proposal to issue a special stock dividend that would dilute the preferred voting power that National Amusements holds in CBS from 79.6% to about 17%, which would curb Shari Redstone’s power to make changes to the CBS board. CBS maintains that such a move is allowed under the CBS Corp. charter. CBS is scheduled to hold its annual shareholders meeting on Friday. – Cynthia Littleton, Variety https://ift.tt/2KVTbw1

Viacom Makes A Bet On Streaming, Joins $45 Million Funding Round For Roku


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Roku has now raised at least $209 million in funding. Viacom had previously invested in the digital video world by acquiring a minority stake in DigiTour, a company that takes social media stars from places like Vine, Snapchat and YouTube on tour. This latest investment in Roku came as part of a funding round that closed on January 28 and recently disclosed through an SEC filing. Roku declined to comment and Viacom did not respond to requests for comment. – Shelby Carpenter, Forbes

Cablevision and Viacom settle their lawsuits over channel bundling

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The two TV giants have settled their antitrust lawsuits with promises that they’re making “mutually beneficial business arrangements.” Neither side is saying what those arrangements are, however, and it’s not clear whether or not Cablevision is getting a better deal than what it had in 2012. This ruckus started because Cablevision didn’t like being forced to carry niche Viacom channels to get the big channels it wanted — this whole exercise would be pointless if the company didn’t get either a discount or more control. – Jon Fingas, Engadget
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