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 ...
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)
1 History 1.1 String of acquisitions 1.2 Viacom Cable 1.3 2005 split and re-merger of CBS and Viacom 2 Former Viacom-owned stations 2.1 Radio stations 2.2 Television stations 3 Notes 4 References History [ edit] The Viacom's origin story set on March 16, 1952 — when CBS founded its broadcast syndication division, CBS Television Film Sales.
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.
In February 2006, Paramount completed the acquisition of DreamWorks. On April 24, Viacom obtained Xfire. In August, Viacom announced that it had acquired Atom Entertainment for $200 million. In September, Viacom acquired game developer Harmonix for $175 million.
Viacom (short for Video & Audio Communications) 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.
Weakened by the $2 billion debt load it incurred, in part, to scare off unfriendly buyers, Viacom lost $9.9 million on sales of $919.2 million in 1986 and, ironically, became a takeover target. First Carl Icahn made an attempt to buy the company, and then a management buyout led by Terrence Elkes failed.
Logo of the spun-off Viacom, introduced on January 1, 2006. Additionally, a new spin-off company was created called Viacom, which was headed by Freston. It comprises MTV Networks, BET Networks, Paramount's movie studio, and Paramount Pictures' home entertainment operations.
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.
Viacom (original) → Viacom (1952–2006) Viacom → – This is a similar situation to News Corporation, where the original company and the spin-off have the same name and neither is the clear primary topic. It would be helpful to readers if the Viacom articles were disambiguated by year of existence, and the "Viacom" namespace became a ...