Spike TV Announces Presenters and Attendees for 2012 “Guys Choice”

May 16th, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TV’S HOMAGE TO GUYDOM DRAWS BIG STARS

 “Guys Choice” Presenters and Attendees Include Adam Sandler, Emma Stone, Jeremy Renner, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Many Others

 Foxy Shazam To Be Featured House Band

  “Guys Choice” Tapes On Saturday, June 2 At Sony Pictures Studios and Premieres On Spike TV on Saturday, June 9 At 9:00 P.M. ET

NEW YORK, May 16, 2012 – Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” (#GuysChoice) will bring together luminaries from all over the entertainment and sports landscape to pay homage to the year in Guydom.  The sixth annual event, which features Hollywood’s hottest leading ladies, premier action stars, standout comedians and most unstoppable jocks tapes Saturday, June 2 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, and premieres Saturday, June 9 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

Presenters and attendees include comedic all-star and star of the upcoming “That’s My Boy” Adam Sandler, “The Amazing Spider-Man’s” Emma Stone, Oscar-nominated and co-star of the blockbuster “The Avengers” Jeremy Renner, the “Ted” cast featuring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane, “Hit and Run” co-stars Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, Comedy Central’s “Workaholics” Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Adam Devine, “Rock of Ages” co-stars Malin Akerman and Julianne Hough and many more names to be announced.

Foxy Shazam will be the featured house band for this year’s show.  The Cincinnati, OH rockers who burst into 2012 with their January 24 release, ‘The Church Of Rock and Roll’, are everything that rock ‘n’ roll should be: brash, raw, and unapologetic.  Foxy Shazam looks forward to taking viewers to Church on June 9.

Among the notable mano-a-mano nominee match-ups this year are:

Guy of the Year:  Brad Pitt vs. Louis C.K.

Biggest Ass Kicker: Ryan Gosling vs. Liam Neeson

Holy Grail of Hot: Scarlett Johansson vs. Sofia Vergara

Unstoppable Jock: Eli Manning vs. LeBron James

Our New Girlfriend: Kate Upton vs. Doutzen Kroes

Top Fantasy Leaguer: Albert Pujols vs. Aaron Rodgers

Comedy MVP: Louis C.K. vs. Will Ferrell

For the full list of categories and nominees, log on to guyschoice.spike.com.  Voting for this year’s nominees starts today at guyschoice.spike.com.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Guys Choice” are SNICKERS® Brand, AT&T, AXE, Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, freecreditscore.com™, Kia Motors and Pep Boys.

Casey Patterson and Carol Donovan will serve as Executive Producers.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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 CONTACTS:

Aileen Budow                                                       212.767.3952               Aileen.budow@spiketv.com

David Schwarz                                                    212.767.8639                David.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

Spike TV Premieres “Diamond Divers” on Wednesday, June 20

May 14th, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE DELVES INTO THE DEPTHS OF THE SEA IN SEARCH OF  RICHES UNTOLD IN NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “DIAMOND DIVERS,” PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 AT 10PM ET/PT

 Unscripted Series Follows Courageous Crew of Divers and Sailors on the Hunt for Elusive Diamonds off the Perilous Coast of South Africa

New York, NY – May 14, 2012 – Billions of dollars worth of diamonds lie undiscovered at the bottom of the ocean, waiting to change the lives of those with enough guts and skill to claim them.  Spike TV’s new unscripted original series, “Diamond Divers,” captures the epic journey of the fearless Captain John and his tough nautical crew as they put everything on the line to battle the treacherous seas of South Africa in search of buried diamonds under the sea.  Six one-hour episodes of “Diamond Divers” premiere starting Wednesday, June 20 at 10PM ET/PT on Spike TV.

“Diamond Divers” chronicles the dangerous expedition of this enterprising maritime crew as they trek halfway around the world, from Washington State to the infamous Skeleton Coast off the dangerous coast of South Africa, an area renowned for shipwrecks and legendary storms, to mine for diamonds.  Meeting them in South Africa are two young, hotshot divers from Houston, TX, who will need to adjust to having to report to Captain John.  They will target what is believed to be the original mouth of the Groen River, a coveted spot thought to have an untouched jackpot of diamonds hidden deep in the trenches of the ocean floor.  The crew is contracted by the international company Panda Marine, a diamond mining and exploration company specializing in marine mining.

Battling 50-foot waves in some of the roughest waters on earth with the ever-looming danger of sharks, poachers and unpredictable weather, the crew will literally risk life and limb with every voyage to find treasure.  Fortunately, the experienced captain and crew are well-equipped for the daunting mission.  Cinematically shot, “Diamond Divers” captures the immense danger the men willingly face, knowing their efforts could mean the difference between going home empty-handed or scoring a million dollar payday, and documents the drama that unfolds along the way.

The crew is led by Captain John, a big-game hunting, Harley-Davidson riding, hardscrabble, financially-ambitious boat captain.  The other crew members include Jason, the captain’s son and able-bodied seaman, whose hot-headed temper is a constant source of tension and infighting with his similarly tempered father; J.R., the master mechanic and ex-Marine who can build anything and serves as the first mate; Marty, the high-energy, mohawked-expert diver who has problems with authority; Sam, Marty’s best friend and fellow expert diver; and Doc, the oldest and wildest member of the group, who will serve as ship medic and cook.

Viewers can join in the conversation about “Diamond Divers” by following @SPIKE_TV on Twitter and using #DiamondDivers.  Biographies, photo galleries, sneak peeks of upcoming episodes and more can be found on Spike.com’s dedicated “Diamond Divers” destination, divers.spike.com.  Content will be updated regularly throughout the season, including full episodes, video clips and blog posts.

“Diamond Divers” is created and produced by Studio Lambert (“Undercover Boss” and “The Pitch”) and American Chainsaws Entertainment.  Eli Holzman serves as Executive Producer along with Stephen Lambert, CEO, Studio Lambert; Liz Bronstein, President, The Lizard Trading Company; and Duke Straub, Colt Straub and Royal Malloy of American Chainsaws.  Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming.  Chris Rantamaki, Vice President of Original Series, serves as the network’s Executive in Charge of Production.

About Studio Lambert 

Studio Lambert is a fast-growing independent television production company based in London and Los Angeles.   It specializes in creating and producing entertaining, non-scripted programs for the UK, US and international markets.  It produces programs for a wide range of American and British networks including the Emmy-nominated worldwide hit, “Undercover Boss.” Chief Executive Stephen Lambert is responsible for creating ground-breaking programs in Britain and America, such as “Wife Swap,” “The Secret Millionaire,” “Faking It” and, most recently, “Undercover Boss.”   The US team is led by Eli Holzman, the former head and co-founder of Miramax Television, who created the award-winning hit “Project Runway.” Eli also developed and launched “Beauty & the Geek” and co-created Bravo’s “Work of Art: America’s Next Great Artist.”  Studio Lambert is backed by All3Media, a global group of production companies and an international distribution company.

About American Chainsaws Entertainment

American Chainsaws Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based production company that creates loud, personality-centric, unscripted television. Their partners were responsible for creating and producing Spike TV’s outrageous wrestling series, “Half Pint Brawlers,” Spike TV’s upcoming swamp-rat hunting series, “Rat Bastards” and Food Network’s Italian family feud series, “Family Style,” in addition to creating and selling shows to MTV, BET, Tru TV and G4. They are represented by ICM and financed by Rocodok Inc. 

About Spike TV

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.   Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Spike TV Press Contact:

Melissa Sugiura           310-407-4729             melissa.sugiura@mtvstaff.com

KING MO, BELLATOR AND TNA WRESTLING JOIN FORCES FOR UNPRECEDENTED ALLIANCE ON SPIKE TV

May 10th, 2012 by gulatis

KING MO, BELLATOR AND TNA WRESTLING JOIN FORCES FOR UNPRECEDENTED ALLIANCE ON SPIKE TV

 Former Light Heavyweight Champ to Fight for Bellator in 2013 And Join the Stars of TNA Wrestling This Summer

 New York, NY, May 10, 2012 – In an unprecedented move, one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts, “King Mo” Lawal, has signed a deal to compete in Spike TV’s two major sports properties, Bellator Fighting Championships and TNA’s IMPACT Wrestling. “King Mo” will join the stars of TNA this summer and resume his mixed martial arts career next year when Bellator Fighting Championships moves to Spike TV from its current television home, MTV2.  The deal was jointly announced today by Kevin Kay, President, Spike TV along with Bjorn Rebney, Chairman & CEO, Bellator Fighting Championships and Dixie Carter, President, TNA Entertainment.

“‘King Mo’ is an incredible athlete and a great addition to the Bellator family.  He immediately adds prominence and star-power to our light heavyweight division,” said Rebney.

“‘King Mo’ is the perfect athlete for this type of alliance.  He is the real deal in MMA, and his bold personality and world class wrestling accomplishments are unparalleled.  I’m confident he will have a major impact in both sports,” stated Carter.

Lawal (10-1-1) launched his mixed martial arts career in 2008, and after four straight wins, he faced off against his toughest challenge, renowned fighter Mark Kerr.  “King Mo” knocked out Kerr in the first round, and eight months later he defeated Gegard Mousasi in a Light Heavyweight world title fight.  Lawal also holds an impressive KO victory against multiple Brazilian jiu-jitsu world championship winner Roger Gracie in September 2011.

“This deal is a dream come true for me,” Lawal said. “Bjorn and Dixie have given me the opportunity to engage in my two great loves, mixed martial arts and professional wrestling, at the same time.  And, to have it all on Spike TV is really buttercream icing on a big ol’ cake – not that whipped cream stuff either!”

Lawal rose to grappling acclaim as a NCAA Division I All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State University in 2003 and a three-time U.S. National Champion (2005, 2006, and 2008) in the 84 kilogram division.  In 2007, as a member of the US National team, he brought home a gold medal at the Pan American Games and a silver medal at the World Cup.

A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Lawal lives in San Jose, Calif. and trains with the prominent American Kickboxing Academy.

About Spike TV:

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

About Bellator Fighting Championships:

Bellator Fighting Championships is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional company headquartered in Chicago.  Bellator’s founder/CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment professional with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes.  Bellator Fighting Championships’ executive team is comprised of top industry professionals in the areas of live event production, television production, fighter relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.

About TNA Entertainment:

TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise, music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers.  In addition, TNA produces monthly PPV events and more than 100 non-televised live events around the globe a year.  TNA Wrestling is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in over 120 countries.  For more information, please visit www.impactwrestling.com.

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Press Contacts:

David Schwarz           Spike TV         212-767-8639           david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

Joe Fernandez           Bellator          312-329-1199           joe@bellator.com

Jules Wortman          TNA                615-244-5557            jwortman@tnawrestling.com

Spike TV Evicts Nightmare Neighbors With New Original Series “World’s Worst Tenants”

May 8th, 2012 by SPIKE Press

SPIKE TV EVICTS NIGHTMARE NEIGHBORS WITH NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “WORLD’S WORST TENANTS”

Series Follows Professional Evictor Todd Howard and Team as They Remove Unscrupulous Tenants from Their Property

Show Premieres Tuesday, June 12 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT

Los Angeles, CA, May 8, 2012 – Spike TV beats down the door of the most despicable, outrageous, dangerous and insane tenants in the new original series, “World’s Worst Tenants.”  Premiering Tuesday, June 12 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT, the half-hour series follows Todd Howard, along with his team of eviction specialists, business partner Rick Moore and wife Randye, as they forcibly remove problematic tenants from any of the residential, commercial and retail units in which they manage.

Howard and his team will take viewers behind closed doors into the most heated, high-stakes disputes between landlords and their tenants. Each mission documents the process and procedure that allows this no-holds-barred team to operate within legal guidelines to resolve each case on behalf of their clients.  In season one, viewers will see Howard, Rick, and Randye step into several tumultuous situations, including an organized illegal fight club, a marijuana grow farm, and an unlicensed cosmetic surgery clinic, amongst many others.

Born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Todd Howard, 47, joined the U.S. Marines in 1983 at the age of 18.  Following four years of duty, Howard left the Marines and relocated his home base to California, where he continued to work as a personal trainer and nutritionist.  In 1990, Howard met his wife Randye in Palm Springs, CA while at a bodybuilding competition.  In 1996, Howard was introduced to property management by his future business partner Rick Moore after selling him his home.  Soon after the two started their San Diego County based business, which currently owns and manages over 100 properties with a portfolio that includes commercial, resident, and raw land development projects. The series showcases the most compelling stories in his career through reenactments of many of the actual confrontations that Howard and his team have experienced over the years.

Spike TV will telecast 10 episodes of “World’s Worst Tenants,” produced by Barry Poznick and John Stevens of Zoo Productions.  Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s Executive Vice President, Original Series, Tim Duffy is Senior Vice President of Original Series for Spike TV and Jeff Savaiano and Chris Rantamaki serve as the Executives in Charge of Production.

Spike TV is available in 99.8 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Press Contact:

Kevin Sornatale          Spike TV         310/407-4745              kevin.sornatale@spike.com

Salil Gulati                    Spike TV         212/767-8705              salil.gulati@mtvstaff.com

 

 

 

 

Risking It All – “Diamond Divers” Premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 10PM

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Spike TV To Present “XBOX: Entertainment Evolved” Exclusive From E3 2012

May 3rd, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TV TO PRESENT “XBOX: ENTERTAINMENT EVOLVED” EXCLUSIVE FROM E3 2012

 Ninety-Minute Special to Include the World Premiere of “Halo 4”  Telecasting Live and Commercial-Free on Spike Monday, June 4 at 12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT

New York, NY, May 3, 2012Spike TV is partnering with Microsoft Corp for live and commercial-free coverage of the Xbox Media Briefing at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the game industry’s leading trade show on Monday, June 4 at 12:30pm ET / 9:30am PT. “Xbox: Entertainment Evolved” will take viewers on a 90-minute journey through the future of the Xbox 360 platform with world premieres of blockbuster games and entertainment experiences set for release in 2012 and beyond.  The special event telecasts as part of Spike TV’s “E3 All Access Live” live program, which features more than 17 hours of multi-platform coverage from the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

“Spike is proud to be the top destination for breaking news at E3 2012, highlighted by the much-anticipated ‘Xbox: Entertainment Evolved’ special event, which will be available for viewing in a record number of media platforms as a part of ‘E3 All Access Live,’” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-platform Programming, Spike TV.

“Xbox: Entertainment Evolved,” hosted by “GTTV’s” Geoff Keighley, will telecast live from the USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. During the event, Microsoft will offer an exclusive world premiere of “Halo 4,” as well as present brand-new looks at “Forza Horizon,” “Fable: The Journey,” and world premieres of the most anticipated games of 2012 and beyond from Microsoft Studios and third party publishers.  In addition, Xbox will outline how it is working with leading content partners to bring entertainment to life in profound new ways that are only possible on Xbox 360.

“E3 2012 will be an important milestone for Xbox, and we can’t wait to share our vision for how we are making the entertainment you love, more amazing with fans live across Spike TV, online, and, for the first time, on Xbox LIVE,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Chief Marketing Officer of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business.

The exclusive broadcast of “Xbox: Entertainment Evolved” kicks off Spike’s “E3 All Access Live” coverage on Monday, June 4. The network will deliver more than 17 hours of live E3-related programming, including gaming exclusives across multiple platforms from its state of the art HD studio overlooking the Los Angeles Convention Center. Spike’s “E3 All Access Live” will unveil the biggest games of E3 before any other network with breaking news, live demonstrations, world premiere trailers, in-depth interviews and expert analysis. Spike’s 2011 live E3 multi-platform special was the number one destination for E3 coverage last year*, garnering more than 10 million combined online and on-air viewers, and was also the largest live streaming event in Viacom history.  

In addition to airing on Spike TV, Viacom Media Networks and Xbox will make “Entertainment Evolved” available across a record number of digital platforms and screens, including a live broadcast on Xbox Live and a live, high-definition global video stream on the Internet, powered by the Akamai HD Network platform. The event will also air live in Times Square and will be streamed on Facebook, Twitter, mobile platforms, Spike.com, Xbox.com/E3 and more.

For a sneak peek into Spike’s “E3 All Access Live” and Microsoft’s “Xbox: Entertainment Evolved,” please visit http://www.spike.com/video-clips/7hlxh5/.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

Xbox 360 is a premier home entertainment and video game system. Thanks to the addition of Kinect, Xbox 360 will forever transform social gaming and entertainment with a whole new way to play – no controller required. Xbox 360 is also home to the best and broadest games as well as one of the world’s largest on-demand libraries of music, standard- and high-definition movies, TV shows and digital games, all in one place. The entertainment center of the living room, Xbox 360 blends unbeatable content with a leading social entertainment network of 40 million Xbox LIVE members to create a limitless entertainment experience that can be shared at home or across the globe. More information about Xbox 360 can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.

*Spike TV was #1 on cable and broadcast TV for men 12-34 throughout E3 2011 (source: MultiTrak Live Same Day #1 among M12-34 in the 12-5 p time period)

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 Contacts:      

For Spike TV

Claire Delacruz       Claire.Delacruz@mtvn.com             310.907.2379                                        

Aileen Budow          Aileen.Budow@mtvn.com                212.767.3952

For Microsoft Xbox

Craig Cincotta         CraigCin@microsoft.com                  425.722.1593

Spike TV / “E3 All Access Live”

May 1st, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TV UNITES WITH VIACOM MEDIA NETWORKS TO BRING GAMERS LIVE UNPRECEDENTED COVERAGE OF E3 2012 WITH “E3 ALL ACCESS LIVE”

Network To Kick Off “E3 Week On Spike” With More Than 40 Exclusives And Over 17 Hours  Of Multi-Platform And Multi-Channel Coverage

 New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA – May 1, 2012Spike TV and GameTrailers will team up this summer to deliver extensive multi-platform coverage of the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo with “E3 All Access Live.”  The live special will provide gamers with over 40 gaming exclusives and special guest interviews with more than 17 hours of coverage across multiple platforms.  Spike’s and GameTrailers’ 2011 live E3 multi-platform special was the number one destination for E3 coverage last year*, garnering more than 10 million combined online and on-air viewers, and was also the largest live streaming event in Viacom history.

Considered to be the ultimate event in the video game industry, the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo runs June 5-7, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  “E3 All Access Live” will kick-off its multi-platform and multi-channel coverage on Spike TV, in HD, from Los Angeles one day before the event is open to the public on Monday, June 4 (Noon-5:30pm ET/ 9:00am-2:30pm PT) and a wrap-up special that night at 10:00-11:00pm ET / 7:00-8:00pm PT.  Spike TV will telecast five more live hours on Tuesday, June 5 (Noon-5:00pm ET/ 9:00am-2:00pm PT).  The live special will also be supported through additional digital pre and post shows as well as through online simulcasts.

For the first time ever, Spike will partner with sister Viacom Media Networks, such as MTV2; MTVU; VH1; Tr3s: Música y Más and others to provide additional programming coverage.

“We’re thrilled to once again be the go-to destination for all things E3 and look forward to bringing the biggest and best coverage fans have ever seen with our multi-platform ‘E3 All Access Live’ special,” said Jon Slusser, Senior Vice President, Sports and Multi-platform Programming, Spike TV.  “This year, we’re taking our live multi-platform event to an even bigger level by working with multiple Viacom channels to deliver all the top E3 news and exclusives to even more fans than ever before.”

“E3 All Access Live” will be supported on Spike TV through “GTTV with Geoff Keighley,” “All Access Weekly” and “Playbook 360;” online on Spike.com and GameTrailers.com; socially through its Facebook and Twitter feed @SpikeTV; through mobile phones and tablets including iPhone, iPad and Android devices, as well as on the big screens in New York City’s Times Square.

Spike’s E3 expert team include “GTTV” hosts Geoff Keighley, Amanda Mackay, Daniel Kayser, and Justine Ezarik, as well as Katie Linendoll, host of the network’s newest tech-centric show, “All Access Weekly.”

The “E3 All Access Live” team will broadcast from its own E3 studio overlooking the Los Angeles Convention Center and will feature the industry’s top press conference events, breaking gaming news and announcements, never-before-seen trailers and gameplay footage, exclusive interviews with the biggest names in gaming and entertainment and much more to be announced in the next coming weeks.

Gil Colon, Kevin Kay, Geoff Keighley and Jon Slusser serve as Executive Producers for “Spike Presents 2012 E3 All Access Live.”  For a sneak peek into Spike’s “All Access” special programs, please visit http://dialedin.com/mtvnetworks41/CES/Sizzle.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

GameTrailers (GT) is the premier video destination for gaming entertainment and information, delivering timely, high-resolution broadband video content for gamers including original shows, video reviews, game trailers and comprehensive video coverage of gaming events from around the world.  GT also has a robust community that features user-generated content, a community marketplace and a variety of communication tools allowing gamers to talk to friends and share media.  Now available on Hulu, Xbox Live and other distribution outlets, GT is continuing to expand its original content onto additional new platforms.  GT has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York and is a division of Viacom Media Networks, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).  For more information about GT, visit www.GameTrailers.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gametrailers or follow us on Twitter @GameTrailers.

MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, and extensive video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com

Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más, owned and operated by Viacom International Media Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), reaches 6.1 million Hispanic TV households (45% of US Hispanic Total TV HH) and 34 million total TV households. The network’s programming embraces the trilogy of cultures that represents Latino life – Latin American plus American equals US Latino – through original productions, key acquisitions, and content from MTV Networks’ portfolio of entertainment brands. Tr3s embraces the key lifestyle aspects of Latino identity — milestones, making it and music – as well as social responsibility through its initiative “Agentes de Cambio”, which tackles issues that affect Latinos today. The network also taps into the growing number of Latinos that are digitally connected through www.tr3s.com.

*Spike TV was #1 on cable and broadcast TV for men 12-34 throughout E3 2011 (source: MultiTrak Live Same Day #1 among M12-34 in the 12-5 p time period)

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Contacts:      

Claire Delacruz          Claire.Delacruz@mtvn.com              310.907.2379

Aileen Budow            Aileen.Budow@mtvn.com                212.767.3952