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 conglomerate with interests primarily in film and television, which was formed on december 31, 2005, as a spin-off of the original viacom (founded by ralph baruch in 1952 …
Viacom (1952–2006) Gulf+Western Paramount Communications Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Founded December 31, 2005; 14 years ago Founder (s) Sumner Redstone Headquarters One Astor Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Area served Worldwide Key people Sumner Redstone (chairman emeritus) Thomas J. May (chairman)
2005-2019. On New Year's Eve 2005 (December 31st), the first Viacom split into two companies: the second Viacom and CBS Corporation. The split was conducted with the first Viacom spun off its cable networks and its film subsidiary Paramount Pictures to the other company and renaming itself as CBS Corporation.
The 2nd incarnation of Viacom Inc. was a mass multimedia conglomerate that emerged in 2005 and ended in 2019. This version of Viacom is a spin-off of the original. The separation of the original Viacom in December 2005 caused the company to split into two entities: Viacom and CBS Corporation both of which are owned by National Amusements.
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.
The second Viacom operated Viacom Media Networks, through which it controlled approximately 170 networks and reached approximately 700 million subscribers in approximately 160 countries. Viacom's studio assets included Paramount Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Animation Studio, as well as a 30% ownership stake in the Rainbow S.p.A ...
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 conglomerate with interests primarily in film and television, which was formed on December 31, 2005 as a spin-off of the original Viacom (founded by Ralph Baruch in 1952).
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 conglomerate with interests primarily in film and television, which was formed on December 31, 2005 as a spin-off of the original Viacom ...
ViacomCBS Defunct December 4, 2019; 6 months ago Headquarters One Astor Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S. Products Cable television, radio, publishing, motion pictures, games, podcasts, web portals Revenue US$12.838 billion (2019) Net income US$1.522 billion (2019) Divisions Viacom Media Networks Viacom International Media Networks