Viacom Inc.
NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Component
IndustryMass media
Predecessor(s)Viacom (original)
When it was createdSee Viacom (original)
January 3, 2006 (2006-01-03)
HeadquartersOne Astor Plaza, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleSumner M. Redstone
(Executive Chairman)
Philippe P. Dauman
(President & CEO)
Things madeCable television, broadcasting, radio, publishing, movies, and web portals
Money earned
Operating income
Total assets
Total equity
Employees10,580 (2011)
ParentNational Amusements (80%)
DivisionsViacom Media Networks
Viacom International Media Networks
SubsidiariesBET Networks
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Viacom International
Viacom 18 (50% in a joint venture with Network 18)

Viacom (short for Video & Audio Communications) is an American entertainment company. It started in 1970 as Viacom International, the syndication division of CBS TV (which they once owned). In 2005, Viacom split into two companies: the original company was renamed CBS Corporation, and a new company keeping the Viacom name was created. They own Paramount Pictures, Spelling Productions, DreamWorks (DreamWorks SKG) MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Neopets, Peanuts, The Addams Family, Kids Incorporated, Blue's Clues, Nelvana, Evil Dead, Rugrats, All Grown Up!, Shrek, Hey Arnold!, Charlotte's Web and others. They formerly owned the movie rental giant Blockbuster Entertainment.


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