MTV places 80 jobs under threat

MTV is cutting up to 80 jobs, some 10% of its workforce, from its London-based operations as part of global plans by parent company Viacom to save around $200 million in the next year.

MTV UK and MTV International, based in Oxford Street and Camden, run channels including MTV One, VH1, Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy. A 30-day consultancy period is now underway.
Transmission services and playout may now be handled by a third party company.

The broadcaster is also considering whether it should outsource the short form programming, such as its popular chart rundowns, currently produced at its Camden Studios. Longer shows are already produced by the independent sector.