Viacom (1952–2005) The original incarnation of Viacom Inc. [a] (derived from "Video & Audio Communications") was an American mass media and entertainment conglomerate based in New York City. It began as CBS Television Film Sales, the broadcast syndication division of the CBS television network in 1952; it was renamed CBS Films in 1958 ...
Early years Final old separate Viacom logo, used from 1990 to 2005 In March 2005, the first Viacom announced plans of exploring the option of splitting the company into two publicly traded companies because of a stagnating stock price  and the rivalry between Les Moonves and Tom Freston, longtime heads of CBS and MTV Networks, respectively.
Viacom, American communications and media conglomerate that was once one of the largest in the United States. It owned radio and television stations and cable television programming services and systems. The company underwent various mergers, notably forming ViacomCBS (later Paramount Global) with.
SHOW ALL QUESTIONS The original incarnation of Viacom Inc. (derived from "Video & Audio Communications") was an American mass media and entertainment conglomerate based in New York City.
Viacom, an abbreviation of Video and Audio Communications, may refer to: Viacom (1952–2005), a former American media conglomerate. Viacom (2005–2019), a former company spun off from the original Viacom. Viacom18, a joint venture between Paramount Global and TV18 in India.
Viacom (1952–2006) Gulf and Western Industries Paramount Communications Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment: Founded: December 31, 2005; 17 years ago () Founder: Sumner Redstone: Defunct: December 4, 2019; 3 years ago () Fate: Merged with CBS Corporation: Successor: ViacomCBS: Headquarters
Viacom (short for Vi deo & A udio Com munications) was an American media company. It was founded in New York City in 1971. The company existed until 2005 when the company changed its name to CBS Corporation. Viacom made television programs and television networks.