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Company nameViacom, Inc.
Company typePublic (NYSE: VIA
Headquarters1515 Broadway, New York, NY, US
Toronto and Montreal, Canada
São Paulo, Brazil
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleSumner M. Redstone
(Executive chairman)
Philippe P. Dauman
(President and CEO)
Total assets$ 22.487 billion (2008)
Total equity(-) $ 7.033 billion (2008)

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Viacom (Nyse - VIA) (Nyse - VIAb)(Nyse - VNV), short for "Video & Audio Communications", is a United States-based media conglomerate with interests primarily in, but not limited to, cinema and cable television. As of 2010, it is the world's fourth-largest media conglomerate, behind The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner and News Corporation.

The current Viacom was created on December 31, 2005 as a spinoff from CBS Corporation, which changed its name from Viacom at the same time. CBS, not Viacom, retains control of the over-the-air broadcasting, TV production, outdoor advertising, subscription pay television (Showtime) and publishing assets (Simon & Schuster) formerly owned by the larger company. However, National Amusements remains the common majority shareholder of both firms. Predecessor firms of CBS Corporation include Gulf + Western, which later became Paramount Communications Inc., and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

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Viacom's BET Said to Sign Video Accord With - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek--Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- -Viacom- Inc.'s BET website reached an agreement to use music videos from, including artists ... - Date : Sat, 02 Oct 2010 14:05:04 GMT+00:00
Obama's Televised Town Hall - The Atlantic Tweet this news
The Atlantic--It was a no-brainer: the White House and -Viacom- have negotiated a deal to televise a town hall meeting featuring President Obama on October 14. ... - Date : Tue, 05 Oct 2010 17:23:28 GMT+00:00
Viacom (VIA) 10/6/10 PriceWatch Alert Up To 5.65% Downside Protection - Market Intelligence Center Tweet this news
Market Intelligence Center---Viacom- (NYSE: VIA) closed yesterday at $40.70. So far the stock has hit a 52-week low of $28.80 and 52-week high of $41.79. -Viacom- stock has been showing ... - Date : Wed, 06 Oct 2010 15:02:21 GMT+00:00
Viacom (VIA.B) Upgrade Alert, Watch for 10.5% Technical Uptrend Continuation - Comtex Smartrend Tweet this news
Comtex Smartrend---Viacom- (NYSE:VIA.B) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Janney Montgomery. The stock closed yesterday at $36.73 on volume of 5285900 shares, ... - Date : Wed, 06 Oct 2010 12:48:40 GMT+00:00
Time Warner, Viacom Opposed to Apple's New $0.99 TV Show Rentals - Erictric Tweet this news
Erictric--Since Cupertino, California-based Apple introduced its new $0.99 TV show rental service, several networks � including NBC and -Viacom- � have voiced their ... - Date : Thu, 30 Sep 2010 15:18:07 GMT+00:00
Buyers Accumulate Shares of Viacom, Up 1.4% (VIA.B) - Comtex Smartrend Tweet this news
Comtex Smartrend---Viacom- (NYSE:VIA.B) is one of today's notable stocks on the rise, up 1.4% to $36.79. The S&P is currently trading 1% higher to 1156 and the ... - Date : Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:51:27 GMT+00:00
MTV Rides Jersey Shore, VMAs To Q3 Hills - Multichannel News Tweet this news
Multichannel News--The -Viacom--owned network said its third-quarter ratings were up 30% over the same period a year ago and that to date ratings are up 14% this year. ... - Date : Tue, 28 Sep 2010 18:44:26 GMT+00:00
Viacom Closing in to Resistance - Tweet this news York, September 28th ( - Shares of -Viacom- Inc. (NYSE:VIA.B) are trading very close to calculated resistance at $35.95 with the current ... - Date : Tue, 28 Sep 2010 10:25:34 GMT+00:00
Viacom Chief No Paramount Movies For Apple Tv - Tweet this news movies and -Viacom's- cable programs won't be coming to iTunes or Apple's new Apple TV device if Steve Jobs sticks to his 99-cent pricing. ... - Date : Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:36:21 GMT+00:00
Spanish Court Rules in Favor of YouTube in Copyright Case - American University Intellectual Property Brief Tweet this news
American University Intellectual Property Brief--The ruling follows a similar American ruling that came down in June, which rejected copyright infringement claims brought by a media company -Viacom-. ... - Date : Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:30:17 GMT+00:00

Viacom Inc.

Corporate directorsGeorge S. Abrams * Philippe Dauman (CEO) * Thomas E. Dooley * Ellen V. Futter * Robert Kraft * Alan Greenberg * Charles Phillips * Sumner Redstone (Chairman) * Shari Redstone * Frederic Salerno * William Schwartz
MTV Networks
MTV Networks Company, Inc.
MTV * VH1 * Nickelodeon * Comedy Central * CMT * Spike * more...
BET NetworksBET * BET Gospel * BET Hip-Hop * Centric * BET UK
Paramount Motion Pictures GroupParamount Pictures Corporation: Paramount Pictures * Paramount Vantage * Paramount Classics
MTV branded labels: MTV Films * Nickelodeon Movies
Other units: Bubba Gump Shrimp Company * Epix (co-owned with Lions Gate Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) * Republic Pictures * United International Pictures (50% with NBC Universal's Universal Studios)
Miscellaneous assetsViacom International * Viacom 18 (India) * Viacom Entertainment Store
See alsoTemplate:MTV Networks Europe * Viacom (1971 �2005)

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