The original incarnation of Viacom Inc. (derived from "Video & Audio Communications") was an American media 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, renamed CBS Enterprises in 1968, renamed Viacom in 1970, and spun off into its own company in 1971.
Background. The first incarnation of Viacom was created in 1952 as the television syndication division of CBS, and was spun off in 1971.However, in 1999, Viacom acquired its former parent, by this time also named CBS Corporation, formerly Westinghouse Electric.
Viacom, an abbreviation of Video and Audio Communications, may refer to: Viacom (1952–2006), 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 Viacom18 Studios, the film subsidiary of Viacom18; See also
Viacom Inc. fue un conglomerado mediático estadounidense con intereses mundiales principalmente, pero no limitado, en la producción de películas (Paramount Pictures), televisión por cable y satélite (MTV Networks, BET y Nickelodeon) e Internet (Neopets y Paramount+).
MTV India is an Indian pay television channel specialising in music, reality and youth culture programming. It was launched in 1996 as the Indian version of MTV and is owned by Viacom 18, a joint venture operation between MTV International owner Paramount Global and Reliance Industries' TV18.
Paramount Global (doing business as Paramount) is an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate owned and operated by National Amusements (79.9%) and headquartered at One Astor Plaza in Midtown Manhattan, New York.
Following this attempt to use the MTV name (and perhaps because of it), Viacom once again formed a contract with Music Channel, and created a revival of MTV Japan on January 1, 2001, this time under the umbrella of MTV Networks and with the support of MTV capital. Music Channel, Inc. also changed its company name to MTV Japan, Inc. at this time.
VH1 Classic Europe was a European music television channel from ViacomCBS Networks EMEAA.The channel primarily featured music videos from the 1970s through to the 2000s (decade), although rare live performances from the 1950s and 1960s could be seen as well.
The 2019 merger of CBS Corporation and Viacom was announced on August 13, 2019, and was completed on December 4, 2019. The merger of equals reunited CBS Corporation and Viacom into a single company known as ViacomCBS (today known as Paramount Global) after their separation from the first incarnation of Viacom in January 2006.
MTV is a Canadian English-language specialty channel owned by Bell Media with the name and branding used under a licensing agreement with Paramount Global.The channel is devoted to talk, lifestyle and documentary programming, and also airs some scripted programming.