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Amazon Snags Streaming Rights to 'Dora the Explorer,' 'Spongebob' and More After Netflix Drops Viacom Deal

Amazon Instant Video is the new home of beloved Nickelodeon cartoons "Spongebob Squarepants," "Dora the Explorer" and more after Netflix elected not to renew their licensing deal with Viacom.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 5, 2013 4:25 PM
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Sumner Redstone Gives $650K to Global Poverty Project

The Global Poverty Project announced today that Viacom and CBS Corporation executive chairman Sumner Redstone's Charitable Foundation has donated $650K to aid its $100 million Global Action campaign.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 27, 2012 4:58 PM
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YouTube Strikes Movie-Rental Deal with Paramount, Acquires 500 New VOD Titles

Clearly, Viacom's 2011 $1-billion lawsuit against YouTube is water under the bridge. Now Google Inc.'s YouTube has struck a movie-rental deal with Viacom's Paramount, adding 500 new titles to its expanding online library. YouTube's rental library now has more than 9,000 titles, which range from recent ("Hugo") to classic ("The Godfather").
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2012 1:19 PM
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