Posts Tagged ‘mtv’

MTV Germany Tries "Popetown" for 1 Episode but Offends with Ad

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
MTV Germany has changed course again regarding the controversial animated show Popetown (see Toon Zone News’ prior coverage here and here). Originally scheduled to run in its entirety starting on May 3, MTV Germany has now decided to air one episode on May 3 to be followed by a televised discussion involving church representatives, a […]

"Popetown" Draws Fire from German Catholics

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2006
German Catholic groups are protesting the upcoming Popetown animated series to be shown on MTV’s German-language channel beginning on May 3. The series was originally developed for the BBC, which opted not to air the show because it was too controversial (see Toon Zone News’ earlier coverage). MTV has no plans to change its schedule.

MTV Networks International Launches Mobile TV Channels for Kids, Youth, and Adults

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
MTV Networks International (MTVNI) today announced a major development in its digital media offering, with the launch of a diverse portfolio of brands available on mobile TV in Europe for kids, youth, and adults. In addition to the MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Comedy and Game One brands offered to mobile operators and consumers, MTVNI also announced […]

MTV Networks Expands Indonesian Reach

by Zeddon January 28, 2006
MTV Networks Indonesia has entered into a new three-year partnership with local terrestrial Global TV for eight-hour programming blocks for both MTV and Nickelodeon. The MTV block will air daily, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and 11:30pm to 3:00am, and weekends from 10:00am to 3:00pm and 11:30pm to 3:00am. The daily Nick block […]

Peter Chung Wanted Animated "Flux"

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
An article on Sci Fi Wire states that Aeon Flux creator Peter Chung wanted to do an animated movie instead of a live-action one. Chung further said that he was not involved in the making of the live-action version, and is apparently still working on an idea for an animated Flux movie.

Comic Book Guide to "Aeon Flux"

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2005
The Boston Globe has posted a humorous 16-page guide to Aeon Flux, tracing its evolution from animated shorts on MTV’s Liquid Television to a half-hour show to a live-action movie starring Charlize Theron in the title role. The Complete Aeon Flux was just released on DVD, and the movie opens this Friday, December 2. (UPDATED: […]

MTV Acquires GameTrailers Assets

by Zeddon November 22, 2005
MTV Networks has acquired substantially all the assets of GameTrailers LLC, including the Internet site Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GameTrailers is a leading producer and aggregator of broadband video content covering the latest in the world of video games. [Source: PR Newswire]

Video Games Invade MTV

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Several video games will be featured on the networks of MTV during the week of November 20, the network’s first “GameØRZ Week.” Details are available on Viacom’s corporate site.

MTV Networks Names COO

by Zeddon November 2, 2005
MTV Networks on Tuesday announced that Michael J. Wolf, former managing partner of McKinsey & Company’s Global Media, Entertainment and Information practice, has been named President and Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created senior executive position, Wolf will lead the company’s business and technology operations, including Advertising Sales, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Business and […]

MTV Networks Appoints Chief Digital Officer

by Zeddon October 29, 2005
MTV Networks has named Jason Hirschhorn to the new post of Chief Digital Officer to lead the music-television network’s digital businesses and strategy, the company announced on Thursday. Hirschhorn, who was previously Senior Vice President of digital music and media, will now be responsible for developing MTV’s strategy for growing its brands — including the […]