History Viacom originated on March 16, 1952 — when CBS founded its broadcast syndication division, CBS Television Film Sales.    It renamed as CBS Films in October 1958.   On December 1, 1967, it again renamed as CBS Enterprises Inc..
CBS Films (1958-1968) CBS Enterprises Inc. (1968-1970) Defunct: January 3, 2006 Fate: Split into second incarnations of CBS Corporation and Viacom Successors: CBS Corporation (legal successor) Viacom (spun off) Location: United States Parent: CBS (1952-1971) Independent (1971-1986)
In 1999 Viacom announced that it would acquire CBS Corporation; the merger was completed the following year. Viacom purchased Black Entertainment Television (BET) in 2001. However, a complicated split of Viacom and CBS took place in 2006, with Viacom retaining only MTV, BET, and Paramount Pictures.
Paramount (disambiguation) Paramount Global, an American media conglomerate known as ViacomCBS until 2022 This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Viacom. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article.
Viacom (2005–2019) The second incarnation of Viacom Inc. ( / ˈvaɪəkɒm / VY-ə-kom or / ˈviːəkɒm / VEE-ə-kom; a portmanteau of Video & Audio Communications) was an American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate with interests primarily in film and television. It was established on December 31, 2005, as one of two ...
Viacom (short for Video & Audio Communications) was an American entertainment company. It started in 1970 as Viacom International , the syndication division of CBS TV (which they once owned). In 2005, Viacom split into two companies: the original company was renamed CBS Corporation , and a new company keeping the Viacom name was created.
The original incarnation of Viacom Inc. 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, renamed CBS Enterprises in 1968, renamed Viacom in 1970, and spun off into its own company in 1971. Viacom was a distributor of ...
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. Networks created by Viacom including CBS, UPN, MTV, CMT, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Nick ...
Faceted Browser Sparql Endpoint from Named Graph: http://dbpedia.org The original incarnation of Viacom Inc. (derived from "Video & Audio Communications") was an American media conglomerate based in New York City.