VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS ASIA AND VIVA COMMUNICATIONS COLLABORATE TO LAUNCH MTV PINOY (PHILIPPINES)Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Viva Communications, Inc., to collaborate on local production, on-ground events and marketing and advertising sales for MTV Philippines. Effective January 2014, MTV Philippines will become a dedicated Filipino feed and be re-branded as MTV Pinoy and reach over 1.22 million Filipino households.
MTV ANNOUNCES THE FINAL 10 NOMINEES IN THE “2013 MTV EMA” WORLDWIDE ACT CATEGORYAfter weeks of competition and millions of votes, MTV today announced the 10 finalists who will now go head to head in the final voting round of the “2013 MTV EMA” Worldwide Act category. In addition, three-time “2013 MTV EMA” nominee and chart-topping performer Bruno Mars will be taking the stage at the “2013 MTV EMA”.
NICKELODEON’S HIT GLOBAL APP, SPONGEBOB MOVES IN, GETS A SPINE-CHILLING UPDATE JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEENSpongeBob Moves In gets in to the Halloween spirit with a brand-new update featuring new characters; buildings; decorations; recipes and grisly in-game currency, green glowing ectoplasm. Gobs of ghosts have invaded Bikini Bottom hungry for a ghoulish dish. Players must conjure up Rusty’s Rib Eye Restaurant and help SpongeBob make the infamous ‘Rusty on Rye’ sandwich and other recipes for the ghastly guests.
KINGS OF LEON AND ICONA POP TO ROCK THE “2013 MTV EMA”The performances at the “2013 MTV EMA” are going to be EMAzing! Nashville rockers Kings of Leon and fun-loving Swedish duo Icona Pop are the latest acts added to the incredible “2013 MTV EMA” line-up. Meanwhile, three-time “2013 MTV EMA” nominated Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto, two-time EMA nominee and singer Rita Ora, and acclaimed singer-songwriter, actress and Best PUSH nominee Bridgit Mendler are confirmed to present.
MY TAM FROM VIETNAM NAMED BEST SOUTHEAST ASIA ACT OF THE “2013 MTV EMA”My Tam has been voted the Best Southeast Asia Act for the “2013 MTV EMA,” having received the most votes from fans. For the past six weeks, MTV has given fans around the world the chance to vote online for their favorite hometown artists to help them win the “Best Act” title in their respective market.
ROBIN THICKE, SNOOP DOGG, AFROJACK AND IMAGINE DRAGONS ADDED TO STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP OF PERFORMERS AT THE “2013 MTV EMA”The incredible line-up for the “2013 MTV EMA” keeps getting hotter, with some of this year’s biggest musical acts just added to the bill! The legendary Snoop Dogg, chart-topper Robin Thicke, world famous DJ/producer Afrojack and breakthrough band Imagine Dragons will all be performing at the “2013 MTV EMA,” which will broadcast live on Monday, 11 November at 3am (WIB) and 4am (SIN/HK/PH/MAL) from Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome.
MTV EXPANDS THE REACH OF JAPANESE MUSIC AND CULTURE INTERNATIONALLY WITH THE LAUNCH OF MTV 81 AND JAPAN HITS ON-AIRMTV Asia today announced the launch of Japan Hits and MTV 81, two 30-minute weekly programs that begin airing outside of Japan, on October 18th and October 20th respectively. MTV 81, an introduction of the best of Japanese music, artists and culture to international audiences, is an on-air extension of the existing digital platform. Japan Hits will feature a weekly round-up of the best and latest music hits from Japan.
MILEY CYRUS TO JOIN THE “2013 MTV EMA” PARTY IN AMSTERDAMMTV today confirmed that Miley Cyrus will perform at the “2013 MTV EMA” in Amsterdam, broadcasting live on Monday, 11 November at 3am (WIB) and 4am (SIN/HK/PH/MAL) from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Cyrus joins previously announced performers Katy Perry and The Killers, with the evening’s MC Redfoo of LMFAO, backstage host Ariana Grande and presenter Ron Burgundy of Anchorman 2 (Will Ferrell) also set to appear. MTV will announce additional “2013 MTV EMA” performers and presenters at a later date
THE KILLERS TO PERFORM AT THE “2013 MTV EMA,” WITH REDFOO OF LMFAO TO LEAD THE PARTY AS MCTHE “2013 MTV EMA” WILL BROADCAST LIVE FROM AMSTERDAM’S ZIGGO DOME MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH AT 3AM (WIB), 4AM (SIN/HK/PH/MAL) MTV announced that The Killers have joined the line-up of performers set to rock the stage in Amsterdam. Redfoo of LMFAO will bring his wildly entertaining energy to the “2013 MTV EMA” as the event’s official MC, while Ariana Grande will provide a star’s-eye view of all the backstage action via social media, tweeting and posting.
GLOBAL SUPERSTAR KATY PERRY TO LIGHT UP THE “2013 MTV EMA” STAGE IN AMSTERDAMKaty Perry will perform her new single “Unconditionally” live at the “2013 MTV EMA,” the world’s biggest night in music! MTV has also announced the world’s most famous anchorman Ron Burgundy (star of the upcoming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) will be on hand as a special guest, reporting from various city landmarks throughout the show. The “2013 MTV EMA” will broadcast live from the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on Monday, 11 November at 3am (WIB), 4am (SIN/HK/PH/MAL).
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".
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