The second Viacom was the world's ninth-largest media company in terms of revenue and headquartered at One Astor Plaza in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Viacom would announce its second merger with CBS Corporation on August 13, 2019.
SHOW ALL QUESTIONS 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.
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 on December 31, 2005.
The company was formed on December 4, 2019, as ViacomCBS Inc. through the merger of the second incarnations of CBS Corporation and Viacom (which were split from the original Viacom on December 31, 2005). The company changed its name to Paramount Global on February 16, 2022, the day after its Q4 earnings presentation.
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Viacom (2005-2019) 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 ...
Viacom (1952–2006) Gulf and Western Industries Paramount Communications Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment: Founded: December 31, 2005; 17 years ago () Founder: Sumner Redstone: Defunct: December 4, 2019; 3 years ago () Fate: Merged with CBS Corporation: Successor: ViacomCBS: Headquarters