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Spotify gets its MTV, plus VH1 and CMT too

The startup will be the streaming-music service for top music TV company Viacom, directly providing the tunes on MTV, CMT, and VH1 apps and websites.

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No joke: Comedy Central app launches with 200 episodes

Appropriately timed for April Fools' Day, Comedy Central's new app replaces show-specific apps, creating a one-stop spot with free full episodes of "The Daily Show," "South Park," and more.

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Tumblr woos TV networks too, teaming up with Viacom

With its first partnership with a television network, the Yahoo-owned blogging platform is chasing the same prey that other social networks are stalking to turn their finger-on-the-pulse relevance into revenue.

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Google, Viacom settle outmoded YouTube copyright suit

After seven years of back-and-forth legal jabs, YouTube's owner and the parent of MTV and Comedy Central settle a fight that has become an anachronism.

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MTV app takes on Shazam, Ticketmaster, Vevo in one

Viacom's erstwhile music channel launches an app that will recognize the song playing around you and prime you with bios to read, videos to watch, and tickets or songs to buy.

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To get MTV doc sneak peeks, Miley fans can't stop tweeting

To drive people to its MTV app, the Viacom network is encouraging Miley fans to tweet about the singer enough to unlock preview footage from an extended-length version of her documentary.

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Apple said to be eyeing HBO, Viacom, ESPN as TV partners

The company is reportedly hoping to ink some deals with content providers to deliver a television.

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MTV's All Access Live will broadcast leading up to and during the Video Music Awards with interviews, music videos, roundtable discussions related to the awards and behind-the-scenes footage.

For MTV, making VMAs a most-tweeted event is so 2012

The Video Music Awards netted more than 19 million social-media mentions last year, but this time the Viacom network is focusing on the quality and media side of the show's social media.

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Sony, Viacom strike early deal for Internet TV service

The preliminary agreement, reported by The Wall Street Journal, would put Viacom cable channels on an Internet-connected TV offering from Sony, which is racing against other tech giants to unveil such a product.

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Viacom and Google on Thursday <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20000683-261.html">made hundreds of pages of court documents public</a> in their copyright dispute over YouTube. We've excerpted some of the most interesting tidbits.</p><p>

This is a snippet from an 86-page document made public Thursday that Viacom claims represents facts that Google does not dispute. A federal judge eventually will decide which are true and relevant to the copyright lawsuit.

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On this page, Viacom is hoping to demonstrate that in the early days of YouTube--before it was bought by Google--the company's founders allowed copyright infringements. These e-mail excerpts come from the first half of 2005, a few months after YouTube was founded.

Highlights from Viacom vs. Google court docs (images)

Both companies on Thursday made hundreds of pages of court documents public in their copyright dispute over YouTube. We've excerpted some of the most interesting tidbits.

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