Viacom acquires Signalnoise

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Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) today announced that it has acquired, a privately-owned design blog based in Nova Scotia, Canada., the online presence of Signalnoise Studio, produces an online inspiration blog, custom design and intellectual property sold through the Signalnoise Store.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Viacom will use Signalnoise as the platform to launch and distribute its global content from various brands like MTV, VH1, BET, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures. As part of the agreement, Viacom has secured Web & Print rights for an unidentified subsidiary in the U.S. as well as all merchandising distribution rights of Signalnoise IP in the following regions: U.S., Latin America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand.

About Viacom
Viacom is home to the world’s premier entertainment brands. Through its BET Networks, MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures divisions, Viacom connects with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom’s leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America’s oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates more than 500 branded digital media properties, including several of the world’s most popular destinations for entertainment, community and casual online gaming.

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CONTACT: April Foolio, Viacom Inc., +1 212-645-5550,
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  1. Happy April’s Fools to you, too, James :)

  2. Alex Canning

    Had to happen sooner or later…

  3. James, it had to be done… Those global tyrants eventually will take over us all.

  4. yeah…for 100 billions dollars….james you’re rich now…. :P i’ll send a letter at the new viacom adress XD

  5. Bit late in the day for a APRIL FOOL isn’t it? Only meant to go on till 12pm!

  6. Guys, try to visit the link about viacom, explains better the transition

  7. Is this an April fools joke I read the email april.foolio? haha

  8. Renaldo

    Good one!

  9. Levi

    Too much effort for april fools haha

  10. I get it.. it’s April 1st :)

  11. I hate this day ^^ I dunno what is true and what not, this is not the case anyway ;)

  12. Nick Flynn

    … April Fool’s? :/

  13. So what date is it today exactly?…

  14. hahaha guys, don’t you forget thats today is 1st april ?

  15. Nathaniel

    Nice one to start April fools day

  16. April fools, or is it?

  17. great signalnoise/viacom website design! you should consider it for real.

  18. J Marsh


  19. Alex R.

    April fools :)
    Last year’s April fools was AWESOME, so many people fell for it :))

  20. SELLOUT !!!!!!!!! I’ve always knew deep down inside you had a little something for Adam Lambert.

  21. WHY?

    What the fuck is this?

  22. lol…it was actually pretty believable.

  23. Greg Crossfield

    Haha. You had me until I started reading the other comments. Does look good though!

  24. Wow… i fell for that one hard, until I saw Just Beiber.

  25. Lee

    my gawd….. Had me thinking it was for real.

  26. hahahaha, so funny I was hurting while reading, knowing deep down inside I would hate to see signal noise go to the “MAN” *the management (big corporations who just wants to make big bucks). But was also happy for James kind of like in sell out way. Hehehe! Anyway this was really good! It got me big time to be honest. Cheers! Happy April fools everyone!

  27. Shawn Richardson

    i was wondering why MTV would be interested in a design blog to host music on. Almost got me.

  28. Shawn Richardson

    the lorem ipsum text kind of gave it away too,lol

  29. LucasG

    I love the contact name: April Foolio.

  30. This is the best part

    “CONTACT: April Foolio, Viacom Inc., +1 212-645-5550,


  31. Cameron

    Haha, good effort James!

  32. Nicely executed, sir.

  33. This is real… the joke’s on YOU.

  34. james (Author)

    Oh snap!

  35. FINALLY there will be some interesting content on this site. :)

  36. Jason

    well played. :)

  37. Truly hilarious for actually getting some of us to believe it happened :p You’re a legend dude XD

  38. Javier

    HAhahahah awesome effort James, you got me!

  39. Nice! You put more effort into this than most would’ve… Bravo! Well played.
    Nashville Web Designer

  40. OMG!!! You got me! lol I even clicked on link! Haha…. Happy April Fools! :)

  41. Hahaha James. I seriously believed it until I saw the april.foolio…hahaha

  42. This made me seriously go WTF!? I saw Justin Beiber and my blood boiled. Worst thing is, I was scanning your blog after not looking at it for a while and didn’t realize this post was April 1st til I clicked the preview image. Nice one!

  43. Ugg… Corrected for grammar and revised to make sense…

    Well played sir. You got me good…

    Your joke seemed to be a subtle statement of something like “you would never sell out.” When I realized it was a joke, the question of the quality of my reaction to your joke was presented to me. In turn, I asked what did I like about about my reaction; what did I dis-like about my reaction?

    The answer was, how can I be more true to what I want my reaction to be vs what my immediate reaction is.

    By showing me that you are true to yourself, in a subtle and humorous way, in turn, I want to be truer to myself.

    With gratitude

  44. Well played sir, well played.

    *slow claps*

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