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.
KANYE WEST SET TO MAKE HISTORY WITH SEVENTH VMA PERFORMANCEMTV announced today via its various social media platforms that megastar Kanye West is set to perform on the "2013 MTV Video Music Awards” stage LIVE from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9pm ET/PT, August 26 at 8am (TH/WIB), 9AM (SIN/HK/MAL/PH).
Seth Rogen Tapped As Roast Master For The "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of James Franco"COMEDY CENTRAL announced today that Seth Rogen has been named Roast Master for the "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of James Franco". The event (#FrancoRoast) will tape at Culver Studios on 18 August and premiere on Wednesday, 20 November at 9pm (TH), 10pm (SIN/PHIL), and 11pm (MAL).
MTV LAUNCHES HUNT FOR THE FIRST EVER MTV WORLD STAGE INSIDERMTV Asia, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced the hunt for the first-ever MTV World Stage Insider in which the winner will get the coolest ten-day ‘job’ to be part of the MTV social media team, to represent fans and introduce them to the MTV Experience from the inside, via minute-by-minute updates, videos, tweets, and pictures of MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013, with an engagement fee worth US$10,000.
HOTTEST K-POP BAND, EXO TO PERFORM FOR THE FIRST TIME AT MTV WORLD STAGE LIVE IN MALAYSIA 2013 ON 8 SEPTEMBERMTV Asia, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced the addition of Asian K-Pop band EXO to its line-up of performers for MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013 which currently includes Robin Thicke, Far East Movement and Joe Flizzow, who were announced last week.
FIRST-EVER MTV SESSIONS: SHANGHAI TO FEATURE TAIWANESE SINGER ASKA YANG’S DEBUT MTV PERFORMANCEMTV today announced it will produce a special edition of the music show MTV Sessions to take place at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena’s Mixing Room & Muse on 15 August featuring Taiwanese Mandopop singer Aska Yang who is set to perform for the first time on MTV.
LADY GAGA TO PERFORM AT THE 2013 “MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS” LIVE FROM BROOKLYN ON AUGUST 25 AT 9PM ET/PT, AUGUST 26 AT 8AM (TH/WIB), 9AM (SIN/HK/MAL/PH)MTV announced today from the Brooklyn Promenade via its various social media platforms that megastar, singer-songwriter Lady Gaga will perform the new single from her highly anticipated upcoming fourth studio album, ARTPOP, for the first time ever LIVE on the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” stage from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9pm ET/PT, August 26 at 8am (TH/WIB), 9AM (SIN/HK/MAL/PH). Additional 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” performers will be announced at a later date.
MTV WORLD STAGE LIVE IN MALAYSIA MARKS ITS FIFTH YEAR ON 8 SEPTEMBER WITH ROBIN THICKE AND FAR EAST MOVEMENT TO IGNITE THE STAGEMTV Asia announced the return of MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia at Sunway Resort City. The much-anticipated outdoor music concert, recorded live for global telecast marks its fifth year on Sunday, 8 September 2013, with international acts Robin Thicke and Far East Movement who will perform with Malaysia hip hop star, Joe Flizzow. MTV VJs Alan and Hanli will be hosting this year’s concert, sponsored by Sunway Group, Xpax and Suzuki, and supported by broadcast partner, Astro.
SUNWAY GROUP AND VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS ASIA ENTER A THREE-YEAR EXTENDED STRATEGIC COLLABORATION ON MTV WORLD STAGE LIVE IN MALAYSIASunway Group, one of Malaysia’s most formidable property-construction groups whose property investment division encompasses retail, commercial, hospitality and leisure, today announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc., and a leading provider of youth and adult entertainment content.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LENOVO-MTV CO:LAB WORKSHOPLenovo-MTV CO:LAB‘s four regional winners - Yuji Mitsuhashi (Japan), Ron Roumsub (Thailand), Karan Bedi (India) and Nick Chan (Singapore) – are in town to participate in a five-day workshop to produce an original music video to be aired on MTV, with regional mentors consisting of acclaimed contemporary design and art collective, PHUNK and renowned international DJs, Brendon P (The DJ Dispensary) and Matty Wainwright (The DJ Dispensary).
NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR FIRST-EVER SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS GLOBAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION, SPONGEBOB SQUARESHORTS ORIGINAL FAN TRIBUTESNickelodeon announced the top five finalists 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. More than 1,000 SpongeBob-inspired short films–celebrating the positivity and optimism of SpongeBob–were submitted by fans and filmmakers of all ages from all corners of the world during the submission period, which ran from May 6 to June 28.
OVER 7,000 ATTENDEES SOAK UP FAMILY TIME AT THE 1ST NICKELODEON SLIME CUP IN SINGAPORE AND SOUTHEAST ASIAThe first Nickelodeon Slime Cup in Singapore and Southeast Asia, organised in collaboration with SingTel’s mio TV attracted over 7,000 kids and their families over two days from 20th to 21st July at event venue partner, Downtown East’s D’Marquee. About 6,000 litres of slime were produced for the slimiest integrated sports festival in Singapore, with slime being a main ingredient to a number of the sports-oriented activities setup for kids and their families to have fun.
NICKELODEON BRINGS FAMILY TIME WITH SLIME AT THE FIRST NICKELODEON SLIME CUP IN SINGAPORE AND SOUTHEAST ASIANickelodeon today announced the launch of the first Nickelodeon Slime Cup in Singapore and Southeast Asia, bringing their unique brand of funny for kids and their families to promote a healthy lifestyle at the slimiest integrated sports festival in Singapore. The event, which is sponsored by SingTel mio TV, is scheduled today and tomorrow at the event venue partner, D’Marquee at Downtown East, between 11am to 7pm.
TOGGLE LAUNCHES COMEDY CENTRAL IN SINGAPORE AND INKS PLANS FOR NICK JR. WITH VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKSViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) announced the launch of Comedy Central Asia on Toggle that goes on-air today, officially heralding Comedy Central Asia as the first English entertainment channel brand to be offered across all three subscription TV platforms in Singapore. Toggle also announced an expanded collaboration with plans to next launch Nick Jr.
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS LEAD THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2013 MTV “VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today revealed the nominations for the 30th annual MTV “Video Music Awards” airing LIVE from Barclays Center on Sunday, August 25th at 9pm ET/PT, Monday, August 26th at 8am (TH/WIB), 9am (SIN/HK/MAL/PH).
COMEDY CENTRAL® LOCKS ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED ACTOR-DIRECTOR-WRITER-PRODUCER- ARTIST JAMES FRANCO AS NEXT ROASTEECOMEDY CENTRAL is rolling out the red carpet for the extremely talented James Franco. The network announced today that Franco will be adding a new moniker to his ever growing list of accomplishments as this year’s Roastee. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of James Franco” (#FrancoRoast) will tape in Los Angeles in August and premiere on Labor Day. Franco-Directed Documentary “Francophrenia” to Debut Exclusively on COMEDY CENTRAL Digital and VOD Platforms Following the Network Airing of Roast
MTV AND BROOKLYN-BASED ARTIST KAWS REIMAGINE THE MTV MOONMAN FOR THE 2013 “VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS”MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), has teamed up with the world-renowned, Brooklyn-based artist KAWS to reimagine the MTV Moonman for the 2013 MTV “Video Music Awards” -- the first major awards show to ever take place in Brooklyn, airing LIVE from Barclays Center on August 25, 2013.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS TO LAUNCH COMEDY CENTRAL, MTV LIVE, AND NICK JR. ON ASIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK IN MALAYSIAViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) today announced the launch of Comedy Central Asia, MTV Live and Nick Jr. on ABNxcess, the latest entrant to the Pay-TV industry in Malaysia and the flagship offering of Asian Broadcasting Network (M) Sdn Bhd.
MTV OFFERS FANS AROUND THE WORLD A CHANCE TO CHIME IN ON THREE SHOW PILOTSMTV is asking its fans around the world to help decide what the network’s next international show will be. Starting on Monday, July 8th, viewers across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia will get a sneak peek at three different pilot episodes of shows MTV is considering for production.
MTV 81 Becomes Official Media Partner For Two of the Biggest Japanese Pop Culture Events in Europe and the U.S.MTV Japan today announced that MTV 81 (www.mtv81.com) is the official media partner for two of the biggest global Japanese pop culture events this year, to enable audiences to experience Japanese pop culture and entertainment that take place around the world – Japan Expo 2013 (July 4-7, Paris) and J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2013 (July 27-28: San Francisco).
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