VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS LAUNCHES COMEDY CENTRAL ON CHUNGHWA TELECOM IN TAIWAN THROUGH DISTRIBUTOR AGENT, PORTICO MEDIA CO. LTDViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia today announced the launch of Comedy Central Asia on Chunghwa Telecom that went on-air on October 1st, enabling about 800,000 Chunghwa’s Luxury Pack subscribers on Channel 83 to access Comedy Central Asia. The agreement was made through distributor agent, Portico Media Co. Ltd, where programs on Comedy Central Asia will be progressively sub-titled to Mandarin, making it more accessible to the Taiwanese audience.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS AND TWITTER TO LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL TWITTER AMPLIFY PARTNERSHIP WITH THE “2013 MTV EMA”Viacom International Media Networks and Twitter today announced an international partnership on Twitter Amplify, a program through which the companies will deliver social video advertising campaigns around the biggest programs and live events across VIMN’s platforms, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Channel and more.
COMEDY CENTRAL ASIA’S FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE ONLINE ASIA PREMIERE OF THE EMMY AWARD-WINNING SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE EPISODE WITH GUEST HOST JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & MUSICAL GUEST LADY GAGAFans of the critically acclaimed late night comedy showcase, Saturday Night Live (SNL) will be treated to an exclusive free online screening of an episode featuring guest host Justin Timberlake and musical guest Lady Gaga. The never-before-seen in Asia full episode from the Emmy® award-winning series can be viewed at http://snl.comedycentralasia.com/ from Saturday, 28 September 10pm until 4 October at 11:59pm and is freely available as part of the highly anticipated series premiere in Asia.
MTV CHRONICLES THE EPIC RISE OF MILEY CYRUS AS SHE EMBRACES A NEW PUBLIC PERSONA AND MUSICAL DIRECTION DURING "MILEY: THE MOVEMENT" A NEW DOCUMENTARY PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, 16 OCTOBER AT 8.30PM (WIB), 9.30PM (SIN/HK/PH) AND 10.30PM (MAL)After her four “2013 MTV EMA” nominations, headline-grabbing VMA performance, chart-topping sales including her first-ever #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for “Wrecking Ball” in the U.S., and helping to usher the word "twerk" into the the everyday lexicon, global superstar Miley Cyrus has catapulted to the top of the pop culture stratosphere. But who is the real Miley and what is driving her transformation?
IT’S A WRAP FOR THE COOLEST 10-DAY ‘JOB’ FOR THE FIRST-EVER MTV WORLD STAGE INSIDER, MATTHEW ZACHARY LIUMTV Asia, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced the ‘job’ conclusion of the first-ever MTV World Stage Insider, 24-year-old Matthew Zachary Liu, who ended his whirlwind journey with MTV on Monday, 9th September.
MTV REVEALS THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE “2013 MTV EMA,” WITH JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS TOPPING THE LISTMTV today announced the nominees for the “2013 MTV EMA,” the world’s annual music awards show that celebrates the year’s hottest artists from around the globe. Musical powerhouse and multi-hyphenate Justin Timberlake and breakthrough artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the EMA nominations with five nods each, while always captivating superstars Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke are each up for four awards.
NICKELODEON’S DYNAMIC DUO, JENNETTE MCCURDY AND ARIANA GRANDE, STAR IN BRAND-NEW SPIN-OFF, SAM & CAT, PREMIERING FRIDAY, 11 OCTOBER, AT 5PM (SG/MAL) AND 6PM (PH)Nickelodeon’s funny gals Jennette McCurdy (iCarly’s Sam Puckett) and Ariana Grande (Victorious’ Cat Valentine) are back as their iconic characters from iCarly and Victorious in the brand-new, spin-off comedy Sam & Cat, debuting Friday, 11 October, at 5pm (SG/MAL) and 6pm (PH). New episodes premiere Mondays to Thursdays at 4.30pm (SG/MAL) and 5.30pm (PH). Sam & Cat follows feisty Sam and flighty Cat as they become best friends and unlikely roommates who start a babysitting service.
TUNE IN TO MTV AT 10.30PM (WIB) AND 11.30PM (SIN/HK/PH) ON TUESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER, AND 12.30AM (MAL) AND 5.30PM (TH) ON WEDNESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER FOR THE “2013 EMA NOMINATION SPECIAL” HOSTED BY RON BURGUNDYStay classy, EMA fans! To gear up for the “2013 MTV EMA” taking place on Sunday, 10 November, MTV will premiere the “2013 EMA Nomination Special” hosted by Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) at 10.30pm (WIB) and 11.30pm (SIN/HK/PH) on Tuesday, 17 September, and 12.30am (MAL) and 5.30pm (TH) on Wednesday, 18 September.
ROBIN THICKE, FAR EAST MOVEMENT, EXO AND JOE FLIZZOW HEAT UP THE STAGE AT MTV WORLD STAGE LIVE IN MALAYSIA 2013The annual fever for MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013 has hit Surf Beach at Sunway Lagoon last night, but this year’s heat hits an all-time temperature high with a stellar line-up of all-male performers with Robin Thicke, Far East Movement , EXO and Joe Flizzow, who ignited the stage with a collective explosion of R&B, hip-hop and K-pop performances. Even the rain could not dampen and bring down the fever, as VJ Hanli shouted out, “Malaysia, boleh!” to a live audience of about 15,000 fans.
AWARD-WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER MING BRIDGES TAKES THE STAGE FOR MTV SESSIONSMTV today announced that award-winning singer-songwriter Ming Bridges is the latest artist to be featured in its music series MTV Sessions on 26 September at Resorts World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio. The 20-year-old home-grown songstress will perform a selection of songs for the first time on MTV.
ASIA PACIFIC’S MOST INNOVATIVE MUSICAL ARTISTS FEATURED BY MTV ACROSS ASIA PACIFIC IN ORIGINAL LENOVO-MTV MUSIC VIDEOLenovo and MTV unveiled a brand-new original music video on 25 August featuring home-grown musical talents including Yuji Mitsuhashi (Japan), Ron Roumsub (Thailand), Karan Bedi (India) and Nick Chan (Singapore).
2013 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” ERUPT WITH GLOBAL MUSIC PREMIERES, EPIC MOMENTS AND SURPRISE GUESTS DURING THE FIRST EVER AWARD SHOW LIVE FROM BROOKLYNThe 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” erupted with an explosion of musical firsts and epic moments, as the first award show to be broadcast live from Brooklyn. Justin Timberlake delivered an extra sensory performance featuring a medley of his biggest hits, including a reunion with his former ‘NSYNC band mates for the first time in a decade. The VMAs were bookended by world premiere performances from two of the biggest female artists - Lady Gaga with "Applause" and Katy Perry with "Roar".
@MTVASIA FINDS FIRST-EVER MTV WORLD STAGE INSIDERMTV Asia, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced the appointment of the first-ever MTV World Stage Insider, right after the special live screening of the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” (VMA) this morning, in front of a small group of online media and bloggers who attended the VMA screening in Singapore and across MTV Asia’s social media channels.
HIP-HOP MULTI-PLATINUM SUPERSTAR DRAKE TO PERFORM VMA NOMINATED HIT SINGLE “STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM,” LIVE FOR FIRST TIME ON TELEVISION DURING 2013 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”Drake and MTV announced via their various social media channels that Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Drake will perform his VMA-nominated top-10 smash “Started from the Bottom,” for the first time on television live during the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Monday, 26 August at 8am (TH/WIB) and 9am (SIN/HK/MAL/PH).
BROADWAY VIDEO'S MULTI-AWARD WINNING ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ FINDS ITS HOME IN ASIA EXCLUSIVELY ON COMEDY CENTRAL ASIAComedy Central Asia, the first and only all-comedy network in Asia has announced the latest addition of the critically acclaimed late night comedy showcase, “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” (SNL) to their portfolio of Emmy® award winning and nominated comedy shows on the network. Licensed from Broadway Video Enterprises, Saturday Night Live’s 39th season will make its exclusive Asian debut on Comedy Central Asia starting 5th October, every Saturday at 9pm (TH), 10pm (SIN/ PHIL), 11pm (MAL).
LADY GAGA TO OPEN THE 2013 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE OF HER NEW SMASH SINGLE “APPLAUSE” LIVE FROM BROOKLYN’S BARCLAYS CENTER ON 26 AUGUST AT 8AM (TH/WIB) AND 9AM (SIN/HK/MAL/PH)The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” will raise its curtain with a thunderous first act as Lady Gaga (LadyGaga.MTV.com) will open the show with the debut live performance of “Applause,” the first single from her highly anticipated album ARTPOP from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on 26 August at 8am (TH/WIB) and 9am (SIN/HK/MAL/PH).
BRUNO MARS TO EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEXT SINGLE LIVE FROM THE VMA STAGEMTV announced via its various social media channels that multiple VMA nominee and chart-toppers Bruno Mars and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are set to take the stage during the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” LIVE from Barclays Center in Brooklyn on 26 August at 8am (TH/WIB) and 9am (SIN/HK/MAL/PH).
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE TO PERFORM AT THE 2013 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” AND RECEIVE THE PRESTIGIOUS “MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD”MTV announced today that superstar, singer-songwriter, producer and actor, Justin Timberlake is set to solidify his musical legacy on MTV and pop culture history with an unforgettable performance as he takes the stage on the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” and joins the exclusive list of legendary artists to receive the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award”.
BILL HADER, JONAH HILL, NICK KROLL, NATASHA LEGGERO, JEFF ROSS AND SARAH SILVERMAN TO JOIN ROAST MASTER SETH ROGEN FOR THE “COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF JAMES FRANCO”COMEDY CENTRAL unveiled an all-star roster of Roasters who will join Roast Master Seth Rogen for the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of James Franco,” which includes close friends, “This Is The End” co-stars and some of today’s top comedians. To accommodate the growing list of celebrity Roasters and attendees, the network has moved the event tape date to Sunday, 25 August at Culver Studios.
THE 2013 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” TO CELEBRATE THE SONGS OF THE SUMMER WITH PERFORMANCES FROM CHART TOPPERS MILEY CYRUS AND ROBIN THICKE LIVE FROM BROOKLYN’S BARCLAYS CENTER ON 25 AUGUST 9PM ET/PT, 26 AUGUST 8AM (TH/WIB) 9AM (SIN/HK/MAL/PH)MTV announced via its social channels that the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” will celebrate the artists and songs that defined this summer with performances from chart toppers Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, a special appearance by One Direction, as well as a new socially-voted category “Best Song of the Summer” powered by Windows Phone.
NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR FIRST-EVER SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS GLOBAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION, SPONGEBOB SQUARESHORTS: ORIGINAL FAN TRIBUTESNickelodeon announced today the winners in two categories (under 18 years of age, and 18 and over) for the first-ever global SpongeBob SquarePants-themed short film competition, SpongeBob SquareShorts: Original Fan Tributes. Receiving more than 1,000 submissions from more than 70 countries, winners were chosen by fans via social media and online voting at www.spongebobsquareshorts.com, as well as a panel of judges comprised of Nickelodeon executives from all corners of the globe.
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