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Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring
Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring

Cable giant Viacom Inc. has restructured its large portfolio of TV channels while expanding the responsibilities of veteran programming executive Doug Herzog. Herzog now will oversee the MTV, VH-1 and Logo channels in addition to two popular networks that he already runs: Comedy Central and Spike. Viacom announced the moves Thursday morning, two days after Van Toffler, the longtime president of the MTV and VH-1 channels, said he would be leaving Viacom to start his own independent production company. Herzog is an accomplished executive with broad support within Viacom and the creative community. "The role is, in part, a coming home for Doug, who joined MTV in 1984 and rose to...

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