MTV hit by layoffs as Viacom restructuring continues

March 10, 2015 7:56 PM

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The wave of Viacom layoffs has reached MTV. We’ve learned that layoffs are underway at the music network. There is no ballpark headcount yet as I hear the process started today and is expected to continue tomorrow. I hear no department will be spared but for now, I hear the New York group has been seriously hit, especially those working on the unscripted side, including long-time staffers.

"As announced, we are in the process of restructuring and there will be employees leaving the company as a result.We are so grateful for the contributions they have made to Viacom," the company said in a statement to Deadline, declining further comment.

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