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Cablevision Sues Viacom Over Fees For Low-Rated Networks

Cablevision has accused Viacom in an antitrust lawsuit of forcing it to pay for more than a dozen low-rated cable networks in order to get access to Viacom's more popular channels such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, the latest flare up between distributors and program makers.

Why Viacom Will Never Be Great Again

If you've been noticing a little bit less of SpongeBob on Nickelodeon, Snooki on MTV, or Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central, it's by design: Viacom is squeezing more commercials into every hour of programming. That's the bad news. The worse news is that it's not working.

Colbert's Super PAC Has Raised Over $1 Million

Stephen Colbert's "super" PAC has raised a staggering $1 million. Political action committees were required to submit their financial reports to the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. Colbert disclosed that as of Monday, his Americans for a Better Tomorrow PAC has raised more than $1.02 million.

Park Service: No Approval Yet for Jon Stewart's Rally

The National Park Service has not yet issued a permit for the Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity" and cannot guarantee the rally will be approved, NPS spokesman Bill Line told DailyFinance Tuesday. But barring any untoward developments, it sure looks likely.

'Woman Problem'? Look Beyond The Daily Show

The women's blog Jezebel says 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' is a terrible workplace for women. In fact, by the admittedly low standards of late-night TV comedy, it may be one of the more female-friendly employers.

Viacom Posts Robust Profit After Cost Cuts

Viacom demonstrated the power of cost-cutting Thursday when it reported fourth-quarter and year-end earnings. Despite a continuing swoon in ad revenues and disappointing video game sales, it posted a Q4 profit of $694 million, more than quadruple what it earned the year before.

Jon Stewart rips into Santelli, CNBC

CNBC reporter Rick Santelli may have been brave enough to talk about a revolt against the Obama administration's proposal to help homeowners, but...