MTV NETWORKS TO LAUNCH TWO NEW WEB SITES

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MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom, New York, last week announced plans to launch two new online destinations.

MTV Networks brands MTV and VH1 will create a music site, with the working title of the Buggles Project, to be launched in June. Nickelodeon will launch Project Nozzle, a kids-only online service to make its debut in September. Viacom also said it would establish a new Internet division to oversee the new online ventures, with a satellite office in San Mateo, Calif. The sites will be powered by recently acquired Imagine Radio; Web developer Nvolve, San Mateo; and Red Rocket, an online toy retailer.

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