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Viacom launches throwback MTV channel

Viacom is launching MTV Classic, a new cable net that will be programmed with MTV shows from the 90s including Jackass, Cribs, and Beavis & Butt-Head. The channel, which initially is US-only, will replace VH1 classic in the Viacom stable. MTV is often criticised for moving away from its roots and Viacom is reaching out […]

MTV reality chief exits

Long-serving MTV head of reality programming Lauren Dolgen is leaving the Viacom youth-skewed channel. Dolgen has worked at Viacom Media Networks and its predecessors for 19 years, most recently as head of reality programming and executive VP, series development. She was one of the execs from MTV’s earlier days who avoided the axe in the company-wide […]

New Canadian foodie channel rolls out

Gusto, a new lifestyle cable channel has launched in Canada. The specialty channel has rolled out on Bell’s pay TV platforms in Canada and said it will announce wider distribution soon. The Ottowa-based channel is run by Chris Knight’s Knight Enterprises, which makes a range of culinary themed programming including The Great Canadian Food Show, […]