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  1. Viacom CEO Talks Nickelodeon Ratings Issues, Ads, 'Paranormal Activity,' Shareholder Returns

    10:27 am 12/5/2011

    UPDATED: Philippe Dauman vows to return an estimated $20 billion to shareholders over the next five years, says that ad trends look stronger in early 2012 and Epix could extend the exclusivity of its deal with Netflix if it gets "good value" from the streamer.Read more

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  2. Viacom18 India To Launch Youth Cable Channel Sonic

    7:19 am 12/1/2011

    The new network is described as the "Sci-Fi platform for the Wi-Fi generation" and will aim to bridge the gap between kids and teens.Read more

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  3. Disney Boosts Annual Dividend By 50%

    1:47 pm 11/30/2011

    The company said it will pay 60 cents a share to stakeholders of record Dec. 16, and set a date and location for its next shareholders' meeting.Read more

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  4. Wall Street Weighs Viacom's Outlook Amid Ad, Nickelodeon Ratings Challenges

    5:35 am 11/30/2011

    UPDATED: Nomura analyst Michael Nathanson lowers his price target by $1 and his ad growth forecast, but leaves his profit projection unchanged following a downgrade from another Wall Street observer. Read more

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  5. Preteens Watch More TV This Fall, But Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network Drop

    7:04 am 11/29/2011

    Viewership by kids ages 2-11 is up 1.7 percent season-to-date, but Viacom’s and Time Warner’s kids networks have slipped in the ratings.Read more

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  6. TV Land's 'The Exes' Stars Donald Faison, Kristen Johnston Reveal Their Casting Stories (Exclusive Video)

    12:32 pm 11/23/2011

    The new sitcom's cast members explain how they landed their roles.Read more

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  7. SNL Kagan Sees 2011-2015 Basic Cable Networks Compound Annual Revenue Growth of 8%

    1:44 pm 11/21/2011

    In an annual report, the research firm says the sector will remain healthy as revenue momentum will slightly slow from 8.5 percent in the previous five years as higher ad growth will be offset by lower affiliate fee increases.Read more

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  8. Nomura Downgrades Entertainment Industry to 'Neutral'

    5:44 am 11/14/2011

    Analyst Michael Nathanson also downgrades CBS Corp. and mentions concerns about ad trends and digital content deals as he argues that "the sector’s positive earnings revisions are set to slow in 2012."Read more

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  9. Viacom to Move Stock Listing from NYSE to Nasdaq

    6:17 am 11/11/2011

    The entertainment conglomerate said that the transfer will be "more cost effective."Read more

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  10. Disney Posts 30 Percent Boost in Quarterly Net Income as Theme Parks Soar

    1:22 pm 11/10/2011

    UPDATED: Studio revenue falls as "Cars 2" and "Thor" are no match for last year's "Toy Story 3" and "Iron Man 2."Read more

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