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, 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.
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.
This page is about the original media conglomerate that existed until 2005. For its successors, see CBS Corporation and Viacom (2005–2019). The original incarnation of Viacom Inc. (derived from "Video & Audio Communications") was an American mass media and entertainment conglomerate based in New York City.
The first incarnation of Viacom was created in 1952 as the television syndication division of CBS; it was spun off in 1971. In 1999, Viacom acquired its former parent, then named CBS Corporation (formerly Westinghouse Electric). On December 31, 2005, the first Viacom was spun off into two entities, the second incarnations of CBS Corporation and ...
Viacom Enterprises was the television distribution division of the CBS Television Network, formed in 1952 as CBS Television Film Sales, later renamed to CBS Films in 1958, CBS Enterprises, Inc. in 1968, then to Viacom in 1970. In 1971, it was spun-off to comply with FCC regulations prohibiting television networks from distributing their ...
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.
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 Enterprises was nominated for deletion. The discussion was closed on 19 October 2013 with a consensus to merge. Its contents were merged into Viacom (1952–2005). The original page is now a redirect to this page.