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Catie Keck Catie Keck Aug 14, 2019. 13 comments

CBS Shows Signs of Being a Legit Streaming Competitor After All

CBS Shows Signs of Being a Legit Streaming Competitor After All

Well now, it appears the deck has been shuffled yet again in the ongoing streaming wars, and it looks as though CBS may be shaping up to be a stronger contender than we’d previously anticipated.

CBS and Viacom announced on Tuesday a merger of their two companies under a new name, ViacomCBS, in a deal that valued the company at more than $28 billion, according to a press release. The merger,...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 14, 2019. 19 comments

The Star Trek Movies You Don't Like Are Now Owned by the Same Company That Owns the Trek Movies You Only Mostly Dislike

The Star Trek Movies You Don't Like Are Now Owned by the Same Company That Owns the Trek Movies You Only Mostly Dislike

Allow us to introduce you to the latest inconsequential benefit of our megacorp dystopia. I have to admit it, as far as incredibly minor bright sides to the horrifying rise of media studio megamergers go, “At least CBS owns the Kelvin Timeline Star Trek movies” is not as immediately exciting as “At least the X-Men can appear in the MCU .”

After years of speculation and attempts, Deadline...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy May 13, 2019. 8 comments

Nickelodeon’s Long-Awaited Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life Movies Will Be Coming to Netflix

Nickelodeon’s Long-Awaited Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life Movies Will Be Coming to Netflix

Hey, remember all those revival movies Nickelodeon was working on? They’re still coming, and when they do they’ll hit Netflix, too.

This news comes from NickALive!, a Nickelodeon fan blog, which learned this fact listening to a recent Viacom earnings call. The two movies, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus , were heavily promoted in 2017 and 2018 but haven’t...

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Matt Novak Matt Novak Apr 05, 2018. 17 comments

When I'm 94, I Want an iPad That Says 'Fuck You' Like Sumner Redstone

When I'm 94, I Want an iPad That Says 'Fuck You' Like Sumner Redstone

Sumner Redstone, the 94-year-old billionaire media tycoon, is in failing health. He’s unable to speak, but is still in the headlines due to his voting stakes in both CBS and Viacom. So how will he communicate when it comes to the upcoming CBS-Viacom merger? He’s reportedly got an iPad equipped with phrases like “yes,” “no,” and “fuck you” on-demand.

Sumner Redstone is not a very likeable guy....

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Dell Cameron Dell Cameron Sep 23, 2017. 5 comments

Viacom Leak May Have Exposed Hundreds of Digital Properties—Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV, and More

Viacom Leak May Have Exposed Hundreds of Digital Properties—Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV, and More

An Amazon server containing roughly a gigabyte’s worth of credentials and configuration files belonging to behemoth media conglomerate Viacom were discovered online and unsecured, according to UpGuard, a California-based “cyber resiliency” firm. A security researcher working for the company discovered the server flapping in the wind last month—without so much as a password between it and the...

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Katharine Trendacosta Katharine Trendacosta Aug 26, 2017. 21 comments

The Deadpool Movie Marketing Is Out of Control

The <i>Deadpool</i> Movie Marketing Is Out of Control

I don’t know if any of you guys have heard about it, but there’s a Deadpool movie coming to theaters. Just so you know. They’ve been pretty restrained in promoting it.

But I jest. The Deadpool marketing has been good, but for me (and I get that my job means I am exposed to it more than most), it’s also very close to becoming annoying. It feels like the movie has been releasing new videos of...

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Rhett Jones Rhett Jones Aug 17, 2017. 21 comments

No, The Daily Show Didn't Get Hacked

No, <i>The Daily Show</i> Didn't Get Hacked

Earlier tonight, the broadcast of The Daily Show was briefly interrupted by a blip of stock war footage, a spinning ballerina, and a web address with a Russian domain name. The internet quickly assumed that the late night comedy show had been hacked. It wasn’t.

Simply put this was a dumb publicity stunt designed to play on the fears surrounding the ongoing investigation into Russia’s...

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