The first incarnation of Viacom: Founded: December 31, 2005; 17 years ago () Founder: Sumner Redstone: Defunct: December 4, 2019; 4 years ago () Fate: Merged with the second incarnation of CBS Corporation: Successor: Paramount Global: Headquarters
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.
Background. The second incarnation of Viacom was established on December 31, 2005, after the original incarnation was split into two companies: one which retained the original Viacom name, and another one which was the original Viacom and was reincorporated into CBS Corporation.
Paramount Media Networks  (founded as MTV Networks in 1984  and known under this name until 2011; thereafter known as Viacom Media Networks until 2019; then known as ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks until 2022) is an American mass media division of Paramount Global that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and online...
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.
The Viacom and CBS merger is complete. The Company is now known as Viacom Inc. The Viacom Board of Directors approves the creation of two separate publicly traded companies – CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. Bob Bakish is named CEO of Viacom. Viacom and CBS reunite in $12 billion merger. ViacomCBS rebrands CBS All Access as Paramount+.
By. Michael Schneider, Brian Steinberg. AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett. It’s been nearly 20 years since Viacom and CBS first announced their intent to merge, in a $35 billion deal that was billed at ...
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.
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