Viacom, an acronym of Video & Audio Communications, may refer to:
Viacom18 Studios, a subsidiary of Viacom 18 based in Mumbai, is one of the first studio model based motion picture & content production business in India, with an operation that involves acquisition, production, syndication, marketing and worldwide distribution of full-length feature films as well as digital only films, web series, short films. Due to Viacom owning half the company, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures also distributes films from Paramount Pictures in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka since 2011 starting with Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is the international division of Viacom. The company oversees the production, broadcasting and promotion of key Viacom brands outside of the United States. These brands include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, VIVA, Colors and Game One.
Viacom International Media Networks The Americas (VIMN The Americas, formerly MTV Networks Latin America, or MTVNLA) is a subsidiary of Viacom-owned Viacom International Media Networks. VIMN The Americas' operational headquarters is located in Miami, Florida.
Viacom 18 Media is an Indian joint venture operation between Viacom and TV18 based in Mumbai. It was founded in November 2007 and owns various channels of the Viacom group, as well as various consumer products in India.
The first incarnation of Viacom Inc. was an American media conglomerate. It began as CBS Films, the syndication division of the CBS television network in 1952; it was renamed CBS Enterprises in 1968, renamed Viacom in 1970, and spun off into its own company in 1971. Viacom was a noteworthy distributor of CBS television series throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and also distributed syndicated television programs.
The second and current incarnation of Viacom Inc., is an American multinational mass media conglomerate with interests primarily in film and television, which was formed as a spin-off of the original Viacom on December 31, 2005. It is one of two companies which succeeded the original Viacom, alongside CBS Corporation; both are owned by National Amusements, a theater company controlled by billionaire Sumner Redstone. The spin-off was structured so that CBS Corporation would be the legal successor to the old Viacom, with the new Viacom being an entirely new company.
Viacom Media Networks, formerly known as MTV Networks is an American mass media division of Viacom that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and Internet brands. Its sister international division is Viacom International Media Networks.
CBS Corporation is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in commercial broadcasting, publishing, and television production which was formed as the legal successor to the original Viacom on January 1, 2006. It is one of two companies which succeeded the original Viacom, alongside the present-day Viacom; both are controlled by National Amusements, a theater company controlled by billionaire Sumner Redstone. The spin-off was structured so that CBS Corporation would be the legal successor to the old Viacom, with the new Viacom being an entirely new company.
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Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world, the second oldest in the United States, and the sole member of the "Big Five" film studios still located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood.
Comedy Central is an American pay television channel owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, based in Manhattan. The channel is geared for mature audiences and carries comedy programming in the form of both original, licensed, and syndicated series, stand-up comedy specials, and feature films.
Black Entertainment Television (BET) is an American pay television channel that is part of the BET Networks division of Viacom Media Networks, a unit of Viacom. It is the most prominent television network targeting African American audiences, with approximately 88,255,000 American households receiving the channel. The channel has offices in Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.
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NickMusic is an American pay television network that is owned by Viacom and is under the editorial control of the children's cable network Nickelodeon as the network's sixth brand extension in its history. It is a subsidiary of the "Nickelodeon Group" division of Viacom's Media Networks division, and mainly carries music video and music-related programming from younger pop artists that appeal to Nickelodeon's target audience, with some videos edited for content to meet a blanket TV-PG TV Parental Guidelines rating applied across the network's broadcast day, or substituted with a lyric video instead.
CBS Studios, Inc., doing business as CBS Television Studios (CTS), is an American television production company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by CBS Corporation as CBS Paramount Television, merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions. It is the television production arm of the CBS network, and, alongside Warner Bros. Television, it is also the television production arm of The CW.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) is an American entertainment company that oversees the company's premium cable television channels, including its flagship service Showtime. It is a subsidiary of media conglomerate CBS Corporation.PYAE showtime network.
CBS Productions was a production arm of the CBS television network, now a part of CBS Corporation, and re-formed in 1948 to produce shows in-house, instead of relying solely on outside productions. One of its first productions was Westinghouse Studio One, a drama anthology series.
CBS Television Distribution (CTD) is an American television distribution company, formed from the merger of CBS Corporation's domestic television distribution arms CBS Paramount Domestic Television and King World Productions, including its home entertainment arm CBS Home Entertainment. The division, the main distribution arm of CBS Television Studios and of the CBS and CW television networks, was formed on September 26, 2006 by CBS Corporation and was headed by Roger King, the CEO of King World until his death in 2007.
MTV is a cable and satellite television channel in Brazil, owned by Viacom International Media Networks The Americas, who took over the MTV brand in Brazil from Grupo Abril, owners of the defunct MTV Brasil, a broadcast television network. The channel premiered at 9:30 pm BRT of October 1, 2013, with the TV show Coletivation.
Robert Marc Bakish is an American business executive. He has been President and CEO of Viacom since December 2016, having held a variety of executive positions at the company, including a decade of heading international operations, since 1997.