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  1. The original phase of Viacom Inc. (derived from "Video & Audio Communications") was an American mass media and entertainment conglomerate based in New York City.It began as CBS Television Film Sales, the broadcast syndication division of the CBS television network in 1952; it was renamed CBS Films in 1958, renamed CBS Enterprises in 1968, renamed Viacom in 1970, and spun off into its own ...

  2. Viacom Inc. The second phase 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. It was established on December 31, 2005, as one of two companies ...

  3. Viacom splits into second CBS Corporation and Viacom. 2006. CBS Corporation shuts down UPN and replaces it with The CW. 2017. CBS Corporation sells CBS Radio to Entercom (now Audacy) 2019. CBS Corporation and Viacom re-merge as ViacomCBS. 2022. ViacomCBS renamed to Paramount Global.

  4. Jul 4, 2024 · Viacom, American communications and media conglomerate that was once one of the largest in the United States. It owned radio and television stations and cable television programming services and systems. The company underwent various mergers, notably forming ViacomCBS (later Paramount Global) with CBS Corporation in 2019.

  5. The original phase of Viacom Inc. was an American mass media and entertainment conglomerate based in New York City. It began as CBS Television Film Sales, the broadcast syndication division of the CBS television network in 1952; it was renamed CBS Films in 1958, renamed CBS Enterprises in 1968, renamed Viacom in 1970, and spun off into its own company in 1971. Viacom was a distributor of CBS ...

  6. Aug 13, 2019 · When Viacom’s Sumner Redstone and then-CBS president and CEO Mel Karmazin revealed the plan at a Sept. 7, 1999, press conference, the combined Viacom/CBS empire was valued at $80 billion.

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  8. Viacom (short for Video & Audio Communications) was 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.

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