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).
“MTV WORLD STAGE: SNOOP LION” SET TO PREMIERE ON MTV CHANNELS AROUND THE WORLD FRIDAY, JUNE 28THReggae and hip hop fans around the world will be up and dancing when “MTV World Stage: Snoop Lion” premieres on MTV channels across Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and Africa on Friday, June 28th. It airs on MTV SEA at 10pm (TH/WIB), 11pm (SG/HK/PH) and Saturday, June 29th 12am (MAL).
KYARY PAMYU PAMYU WON HER FIRST TWO MTV VMAJ AWARDS AND EXILE TRIBE WON “BEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR”EXILE TRIBE, Kana Nishino, J Soul Brothers III, ONE OK ROCK, MILIYAH KATO, A$AP ROCKY, lecca, BIG BANG, 2PM, MIYAVI vs YUKSEK, Momoiro Clover Z named VMAJ 2013 Award Winners. MTV VMAJ 2013 featured live performances by TLC, Carly Rae Jepsen, Imagine Dragons, Kana Nishino, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Momoiro Clover Z, Nicole, BENI, VAMPS, Miliyah Kato, Shota Shimizu, Miho Fukuhara, Shonannokaze. MTV VMAJ 2013 to be showcased across MTV channels in Asia in July, on “MTV World Stage” later this year.
MTV TO GIVE FANS “BACKSTAGE ACCESS” AT THE MTV VMAJ 2013 WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE FIRST EVER TWITTER MIRROR IN ASIAMTV Japan today announced that it is launching Twitter Mirror at this year’s 12th annual MTV Video Music Awards Japan (VMAJ), making it the first music and entertainment platform to launch this social media technology for such large-scale events not only in Japan, but in Asia.
NICKELODEON LAUNCHES FIRST GLOBAL ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM AND RECEIVES OVER 100 SUBMISSIONS FROM CREATORS REPRESENTING 20 COUNTRIESNickelodeon today announced that it has launched its first ever global animated shorts program to identify and develop new animation creative talent from around the world, and it has received over 100 submissions from artists, designers, writers, directors and comedians representing more than 20 countries across six continents (Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia).
BUILD YOUR VERY OWN BIKINI BOTTOM THROUGH NICKELODEON’S WORLDWIDE RELEASE OF BRAND-NEW MOBILE GAME, SPONGEBOB MOVES INSpongeBob SquarePants fans beginning today can build their very own Bikini Bottom with Nickelodeon’s brand-new city building app, SpongeBob Moves In. Available worldwide, SpongeBob Moves In features a stylized 2D design and gives fans a whole new way to interact with the hit animated series.
KE$HA AND MTV PARTNER FOR EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL ONLINE PREMIERE OF NEW MUSIC VIDEO “CRAZY KIDS" FEAT. WILL.I.AMGlobal superstar Ke$ha takes over MTV with the world premiere of the music video for her new single "Crazy Kids" featuring will.i.am across MTV’s global websites today. Watch here: http://music.mtvasia.com/watch?v=crazy-kids-ft-will-i-am-912190&pl=mtvmusic-watch-featured&autoplay=true
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS ANNOUNCES NEW DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS ACROSS SOUTHEAST ASIAViacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia announced further regional distribution of its brands in Malaysia and the Philippines. Comedy Central Asia has launched in Malaysia as part of ASTRO’s B.yond IPTV and also in the Philippines on SKYcable and Cignal Digital TV. June will see further expansion of Comedy Central Asia’s distribution in the Philippines with a launch on Cablelink and Viva Communications, Inc. commencing as the network’s provincial distributor.
LENOVO-MTV CO:LAB ANNOUNCES ASIA PACIFIC’S MOST TALENTED MUSICAL MILLENNIALS AND THE FINAL FOUR REGIONAL CHAMPIONS!The results are in! Following a thrilling three-month journey, Lenovo-MTV CO:LAB participants – Yuji Mitsuhashi (Japan), Ron Roumsub (Thailand), Karan Bedi (India) and Nick Chan (Singapore) – have battled it out against 28 country winners across Asia Pacific to emerge as the region’s most promising innovative artists across the four creative categories for DJs, Vocalists/Instrumentalists, Film Makers, and Motion Graphic Artists.
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA NETWORKS COLLABORATES WITH CREINSE TO LAUNCH MTV CONTENT SYNDICATION IN BANGLADESHCreinse Limited, a leading brand innovation, music and entertainment company in Bangladesh, today announced that it has secured a brand license and program license agreement with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia, a division of Viacom Inc., a leading provider of ‘glocal’ entertainment content, to initiate MTV program syndication in Bangladesh. Under this agreement, Creinse Limited will market and produce MTV program content and localized MTV formats for the Bangladesh market.
TOKYO OTAKU MODE AND MTV 81 BEGIN THEIR FIRST NEWS CONTENTTokyo Otaku Mode (TOM) and MTV Japan have announced today that TokyoOtakuMode and MTV 81, MTV Japan’s English language digital platform, will begin syndicating news content. Through this joint news syndication, which signals a first of such content collaboration for both platforms, TOM will provide the latest music entertainment news to its worldwide otaku content subscribers, and MTV 81 will gain access to the increasing population of Japanese otaku culture fans.
NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION, SPONGEBOB SQUARESHORTS: ORIGINAL FAN TRIBUTESNickelodeon, one of the world’s leading recognized entertainment brands for kids and families, today announced the first-ever global SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired short film competition, SpongeBob SquareShorts: Original Fan Tributes. SpongeBob fans and filmmakers of all ages from around the world are invited to create original, SpongeBob-inspired short films for a chance to win a cash prize and trip for four people to a screening event in Hollywood, California.
SELENA GOMEZ AND MTV PARTNER FOR EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL ONLINE PREMIERE OF NEW MUSIC VIDEO “COME AND GET IT”Following her electric first televised performance of new single “Come and Get It” at the “2013 MTV Movie Awards,” world-wide multi-platinum-selling Hollywood Records’ recording artist Selena Gomez is partnering with MTV once again to exclusively world premiere her new music video for the song across MTV’s global websites on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:53 a.m.
MTV SESSIONS PRESENTS THE TEMPER TRAPMTV today announced that The Temper Trap will be featured in the sixth instalment of MTV Sessions taking place at Resorts World Sentosa’s Waterfront Studio on 16 May. The five-member group will rock the stage with songs from their latest self-titled album which debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Charts in May last year and contained tracks such as “Need Your Love” and “Trembling Hands”. A limited number of tickets to this exclusive showcase will be given away through contests.
“THE MTV SHOW” SEASON 2 GIVES POWER TO THE PEOPLE As Millennials Drive Its New Programming Format Through Social Media EngagementMTV Asia today announced the return of The MTV Show, a weekly music and lifestyle show that features top-rated music videos, movies, celebrity news and popular culture, and now comes with a refreshed programming format that enables its millennial viewers to determine what goes on the show, through active social media engagement. The new season introduces MTV’s latest VJ, Alan Wong, an experienced host and actor, who will co-host with Hanli Hoefer. Show premieres on Saturday, 20 April on MTV SEA.
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