Viacom becomes the first American media company to take over a British broadcaster with a public service remit.  The purchase of Channel 5 closed on September 10, 2014.  On October 1, 2014, Suddenlink Communications, removed channels owned by Viacom off after the two companies failed to reach an agreement.
The second merger between Viacom and CBS Corporation, creating the combined company ViacomCBS , was announced on August 13, 2019; the merger was completed on December 4, 2019. The second incarnation of Viacom Inc. 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 .
January 3, 2006. On December 31, 2005, the first iteration of Viacom (launched in 1971) was broken up into two companies, both under National Amusements: the second iterations of Viacom and CBS Corporation, a move which was completed on January 3, 2006. The cable networks and its Paramount Pictures film studio were spun out into this iteration, with the first iteration being relaunched as a second CBS Corporation.
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 National Amusements.
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Viacom (2005–2019) Viacom, Inc. (short for Video & Audio Communications) wis an American global mass media company wi interests primarily in, but nae limited tae, cinema an cable telly. It is the warld's saxt lairgest broadcastin an cable company in terms o revenue (behind The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner, Comcast, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., an CBS Corporation, respectively).
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.
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 (founded by Ralph Baruch in 1952 as CBS Television Film Sales).
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 in January 2006.
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)