or


[04/06/11 - 07:14 AM]
Stephen K. Friedman Promoted to President of MTV
During Friedman's tenure, MTV has earned five consecutive quarters of growth.

[via press release from MTV]

STEPHEN K. FRIEDMAN PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT OF MTV

April 6, 2011 - New York, NY - Van Toffler, President, MTV Networks Music & Logo Group, today announced the promotion of Stephen K. Friedman to President of MTV. He had previously served as General Manager, a position he held since the fall of 2008. In this role, Friedman oversees MTV, the world's premier youth entertainment brand and all of its screens, including MTV2, mtvU, MTV.com, MTV Hits and MTV Jams.

"Since Stephen took over the helm at MTV 2 � years ago, he has done an incredible job helping spearhead the reinvention of the MTV brand for millenials," said Mr. Toffler. "He has always placed the audience first, whether it's creating a new pro-social campaign or leading the charge at mtvU and now MTV, his instincts and thinking have always led us to tap into exactly what the audience is looking for, resulting in great creative and business success."

During Friedman's tenure, MTV has earned five consecutive quarters of growth during which the network has launched such landmark series as "Jersey Shore," "Teen Mom," "16 & Pregnant," "The World of Jenks," and "Life as Liz," along with making bold forays into scripted with "The Hard Times of R.J. Berger" and the upcoming "Teen Wolf." He and his team have successfully redefined what the MTV brand means to today's audience through new research strategies, bold marketing campaigns and strategic partnerships which offer MTV's sponsors a visceral connection to the millennial audience.

With a renewed commitment in serving as the premier driver of youth culture, MTV has also experienced some of the best ratings in years for its marquis tent pole events, the "MTV Movie Awards" and "Video Music Awards," as well as growing the audiences for MTV2 and accomplishing double digit growth for mtvU. Additionally, MTV.com just closed out its best year in 2010, increasing traffic across the board for unique visitors, number of visits and streams. Keeping close to his pro-social roots, Friedman has also charged his team to continue building upon MTV's reputation for impactful campaigns, including the most recent, "A Thin Line," designed to help combat digital abuse among young people.

Previously to his being named General Manager of MTV, Friedman was the GM of mtvU, the channel dedicated to college students which he helped launch in 2004. During his tenure there, mtvU's distribution grew more than 70% and advertisers quintupled. He also helped mtvU launch the Emmy Award winning Sudan campaign to fight the genocide in Darfur and the Peabody Award winning Half of Us campaign to help raise awareness of mental health issues on college campuses nationwide.

He joined MTV in 1998, to found MTV's Strategic Partnerships and Public Affairs department, during which he created the Emmy Award winning Fight for Your Rights campaigns, along with helping manage the political campaign, Choose or Lose.

Before joining MTV, Friedman served as Director for the PEN American Center (the international writers' human rights organization). He continues to be based at Viacom's New York City headquarters and reports directly to Mr. Toffler.

About MTV

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy�, Grammy� and Peabody� award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





  [april 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· 16 & PREGNANT (MTV)
· HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER, THE (MTV)
· JERSEY SHORE (MTV)
· MY LIFE AS LIZ (MTV)
· TEEN MOM (MTV)
· TEEN WOLF (MTV)
· WORLD OF JENKS, THE (MTV)











[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.