From The TV IV
For the "original" Viacom, active 1971–2005, see CBS Corporation.
The current Viacom was created on December 31, 2005, when it was spun off from the "original" Viacom, now known as CBS Corporation. While the CBS network and Showtime remained part of CBS Corporation, most other Viacom networks were brought over to the "new" Viacom, alongside Paramount Pictures.
Current television assets
Viacom's television assets are separated into two divisions:
- MTV Networks (acquired by the original Viacom in 1986).
- BET Networks (acquired by the original Viacom in 2003).