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  2. Viacom | Description, History, & Facts | Britannica

    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.

  3. Viacom (1952–2005) - Wikiwand

    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 ...

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  4. Viacom (2005–2019) - Wikipedia–2019)

    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 ...

  5. Viacom (original) - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    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 ...

  6. Viacom Inc. -- Company History

    1971: Formally made a separate company, Viacom becomes one of the largest cable firms in the United States. 1973: Fragmentation in the cable industry inhibits growth. 1976: Company establishes Showtime movie network to compete with Home Box Office (HBO). 1981: Company invests $65 million in cable infrastructure.

  7. History of UPN - Wikipedia

    History of UPN In 1995, Viacom and Chris-Craft Industries ' United Television launched United Paramount Network (UPN) with Star Trek: Voyager as its flagship series, fulfilling Barry Diller 's plan for a Paramount network from 25 years earlier.

  8. 10Play - Wikipedia

    On 29 September 2013, as a part of its online entertainment brand , an online video on demand catch-up TV service for , incorporating locally produced programs from Ten, Eleven and One along with back-catalogue content from local and international distributors. Tenplay became the third catch-up TV service released by a commercial Australian ...

  9. Black Entertainment Television (BET) | Networks & History

    Black Entertainment Television, American cable television network and multimedia group providing news, entertainment, and other programming developed primarily for African American viewers. It was launched in 1980 by Robert L. Johnson and later sold to Viacom. Learn more about BET’s history and programming.

  10. - Viacom Grooms Next Generation of MTV Fans

    Since Nickelodeon’s target market is children, it is apparent that Viacom is grooming the next generation of MTV fans. The 2023 VMAs showed entirely too much skin, especially when the live preshow began at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT, with the live main show at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. This year’s VMAs featured the following: a flood of ...