No longer will you be able to get your news from MTV. MTV News is going off the air after almost four decades. MTV News was launched in 1987 and correspondents including Kurt Loder, Tabitha Soren, SuChin Pak, Gideon Yago, and Alison Stewart brought the news to the younger generations.
Now, as Showtime, MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks all merge, the parent company is scaling back its workforce by about 25%.
Paramount Media Networks president Chris McCarthy said although Paramount has had much success with streaming, they are feeling pressure from "broader economic headwinds."
Back in January, Showtime let go of 120 employees as it merged with MTV Entertainment Studios. Showtime will now rebrand into Paramount Plus with Showtime.
In March, Kurt Loder made one last appearance on MTV News in a fictional promotional segment to talk up the new season of the Showtime series 'Yellowjackets.'
Loder reported that the missing fictional soccer team’s "whereabouts are still unknown" while looking a lot like his old self in the early 1990s. They used deepfake synthetic media technology to de-age his voice and likeness.