Information About Site Issues

As many of you have noticed, the site is experiencing issues that affect editing and display of images. This is due to resource limitations on the current server setup. I am currently looking at options to upgrade the server and hope to have the issue resolved soon.


Viacom (2005)

From The TV IV
Jump to: navigation, search
Viacom
Viacom (2005)-logo.jpg
Founded 2005 (spun off from the original Viacom, now known as CBS Corporation)
President Philippe P. Dauman
Notable Works MTV Networks, BET Networks, Paramount Television (new version)

For the "original" Viacom, active 1971–2005, see CBS Corporation.

Viacom is one of the worlds largest media and entertainment corporations only behind The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner and 21st Century Fox.

History

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.

Today, the Viacom networks are managed through two company divisions, BET Networks and MTV Networks

Current television assets

Viacom's television assets are separated into two divisions:

Viacom also has ownership of a new version of Paramount Television, which was relaunched on March 4, 2013. [1] The original Paramount Television, which was owned by Viacom's similarly-named predecessor (now CBS Corporation) from 1994 to 2006 (when it merged with CBS Productions to become CBS Paramount Television), is now CBS Television Studios. Through its international division Viacom International Media Networks, it also has ownership of British TV network Channel 5.