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Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein; May 27, 1923) is an American businessman and media magnate. He is the majority owner and chairman of the board of the National Amusements
National Amusements
theater chain. Through National Amusements, Redstone and his family are majority owners of CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
and Viacom
Viacom
(itself the parent company of Viacom
Viacom
Media Networks, BET
BET
Networks, and the film studio Paramount Pictures). According to Forbes, as of September 2015, he was worth US$5 billion.[1] Redstone was formerly the executive chairman of both CBS
CBS
and Viacom. In February 2016, at age 92, Redstone resigned both chairmanships following a court-ordered examination by a geriatric psychiatrist. He was ultimately succeeded by Leslie Moonves
Leslie Moonves
at CBS
CBS
and Philippe Dauman at Viacom, where he currently serves as chairman emeritus.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career

2.1 Viacom 2.2 Paramount Pictures 2.3 CBS 2.4 Succession 2.5 Holdings

3 Books 4 Political views 5 Philanthropy 6 Personal life 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

Early life and education[edit] Redstone was born to a Jewish family[2] in Boston, Massachusetts, to Belle (née Ostrovsky) and Michael Rothstein. In 1940, at Sumner's behest, his father agreed to change the family surname from "Rothstein" to "Redstone"[3] ("Red stone" is a literal translation of the German-Jewish name, "Rothstein").[4] Michael Rothstein owned Northeast Theater Corporation in Dedham, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
(the forerunner of National Amusements)[5] and the Boston
Boston
branch of the Latin Quarter Nightclub.[6] Redstone attended the Boston
Boston
Latin School, from which he graduated first in his class. In 1944, he graduated from Harvard College,[3] where he completed the studies for his baccalaureate in three years. Later, Redstone served as First Lieutenant in the United States
United States
Army during World War II[3] with a team that decoded Japanese messages.[7] After his military service, he worked in Washington, D.C., and attended Georgetown University Law Center. He transferred to Harvard Law School and received his law degree in 1947.[3] After completing law school, Redstone served as special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Tom C. Clark
Tom C. Clark
(who later served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
United States
from 1949 to 1967)[3] and then worked for the United States
United States
Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and San Francisco, and thereafter entered private practice. In 1954, he joined his father's theater chain, National Amusements
National Amusements
and in 1967, he became CEO of the company.[3] As the company grew, Redstone came to believe that content would become more important than distribution mechanisms: channels of distribution (in varied forms) would always exist, but content would always be essential (Redstone coined the phrase, "Content is king!"[8]). He invested in Columbia Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Orion Pictures, and Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
(Redstone's Viacom
Viacom
would buy Paramount in the 1990s), all of which turned over huge profits when he chose to sell their stock in the early 1980s. In 1979, he suffered severe burns in a fire at the Copley Plaza
Copley Plaza
hotel, in Boston, but survived after thirty hours of extensive surgery at Massachusetts
Massachusetts
General Hospital. Though he was warned that he might never be able to live a normal life again, eight years later he was fit enough to insist on playing tennis nearly every day and to launch a hostile takeover of Viacom.[9] Redstone has discussed the story of surviving the fire as a reflection of his strong determination and will to live.[10] Career[edit] Viacom[edit] Looking for a new business venture, he set his sights on Viacom International, a company which he had already been buying stock in as an investment and was a spin-off of CBS
CBS
in 1971 after the FCC ruled that television networks could not syndicate programs following their network run. Viacom
Viacom
syndicated most of CBS's in-house productions (such as Hawaii Five-O and Gunsmoke, as well as the pre-1960 Desilu Productions library which CBS
CBS
acquired in 1960, I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
being among the acquired programs), but also made a lot of money from syndicating other programs, including most of Carsey-Werner Productions' shows (The Cosby Show, Roseanne, and A Different World), as well as syndicating shows for other companies (Columbia Pictures Television's All in the Family
All in the Family
was one notable example, as was MTM Enterprises' The Mary Tyler Moore Show), and cable channels (Nickelodeon's Double Dare and Finders Keepers (co-syndicated with 20th Television) were two examples). Viacom
Viacom
also owned MTV Networks
MTV Networks
(formerly known as Warner-AMEX Satellite Entertainment), which owned MTV
MTV
and Nickelodeon. In addition, other properties included Showtime Networks (a pay-television network similar to HBO
HBO
and Cinemax) and The Movie Channel. Viacom
Viacom
acquired MTV Networks
MTV Networks
in 1985 for $550 million from Steve Ross' Warner Communications. (WCI bought American Express' share and then sold the entire entity to Viacom, as they felt that they could not make a lot of money from the venture and the bias of a studio owning cable channels would be a conflict of interest. The studio's stance changed in 1995, when as Time Warner
Time Warner
it bought Turner Broadcasting.) After a four-month hostile takeover in 1987,[11][12] Redstone won voting control of Viacom
Viacom
and led a series of acquisitions to make Viacom
Viacom
one of the top players in modern media along with Bertelsmann, News Corporation, Time Warner, Sony, Disney, and NBC Universal
NBC Universal
(owned by Comcast). Paramount Pictures[edit] Redstone's next acquisition was the purchase of Paramount Communications (previously Gulf+Western), parent of Paramount Pictures in 1993. He engaged in a bidding war with Barry Diller
Barry Diller
(former board member of Vivendi Universal and CEO of IAC/InterActiveCorp) and John Malone (president of TCI/Liberty Media), and had to raise his bid three times. Some say that Redstone overpaid, but after he shed certain assets — the Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
properties (which included the NBA's NY Knicks and the NHL's NY Rangers) to Charles Dolan's Cablevision
Cablevision
and Simon & Schuster's educational publishing units to Pearson PLC
Pearson PLC
— for almost $4 billion, Redstone turned Viacom's expenditure into a substantial profit. Under Redstone's leadership, Paramount went on an almost ten-year streak of record performance, producing such films as Saving Private Ryan, Titanic (one of the highest-grossing films of all time and Best Picture Academy Award winner),[13] Braveheart
Braveheart
(Best Picture Academy Award),[14] and Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
(also a Best Picture winner)[15] and the creation of the hugely successful Mission: Impossible[16] series of pictures. Redstone replaced the team of Jonathan Dolgen and Sherry Lansing
Sherry Lansing
in 2004 after their nine-year winning streak ended.[17] Along with the strong slate of films they oversaw, Dolgen and Lansing’s accomplishments included: doubling the size of Paramount's music publishing division, Famous Music; expanding UCI Cinemas into 13 foreign countries; creating the Digital Cinema Initiatives standards body for the new digital film technology; and launching the UPN Network (later part of CBS
CBS
and now called the CW). The current Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
consists only of the movie studio, the other groups having been sold or parceled out to other divisions. Since arriving at Paramount in 2005, Chairman
Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer Brad Grey
Brad Grey
has led a return to fortune at the box office.[18][19] He has overseen the creation or revitalization of several major franchises, including Transformers, Star Trek
Star Trek
and Paranormal Activity.[20] Paramount has also forged productive relationships with top-tier filmmakers and talent including J.J. Abrams,[21] Michael Bay[22] and Martin Scorsese.[23] The 2010 Paramount slate achieved much success with Shutter Island and a True Grit remake, reaching the biggest box office totals in the storied careers of Martin Scorsese and the Coen Brothers, respectively.[24][25] In addition, during Grey’s tenure, Paramount launched its own worldwide releasing arm, Paramount Pictures International, and has released acclaimed films such as An Inconvenient Truth, Up in the Air, and There Will Be Blood.[26] The Paramount acquisition was only the tip of the iceberg. He purchased Blockbuster Entertainment, which included Aaron Spelling's production company and a huge library of films, much of which has been merged into Paramount Pictures. Blockbuster has now been spun off into its own independent entity. Redstone acquired CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
in 2000 and then spun it off as a separate company in 2005, taking with it all of Paramount's television shows and catalog. Following the CBS
CBS
and Blockbuster Spinoffs, Viacom
Viacom
consists of MTV Networks
MTV Networks
(MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, Noggin etc.), music publishing (Famous Music) and Paramount Pictures. In December 2005, Redstone announced that Paramount had agreed to buy DreamWorks SKG
DreamWorks SKG
for an estimated $1.6 billion. The acquisition was completed on February 1, 2006. A subsequent financing brought Viacom's investment down to $700 million. The animation studio, DreamWorks Animation, was not included in the deal as it has been its own company since late 2004. However, Paramount had the rights to distribute films by DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation
until 2013. On June 1, 2012, Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
renamed the Administration Building on the studio lot the Sumner Redstone Building in a dedication ceremony attended by employees of Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
and Viacom. CBS[edit] One of Redstone's largest acquisitions came in the form of Viacom's former parent, CBS. Former Viacom
Viacom
President and COO Mel Karmazin
Mel Karmazin
(who was then the President of CBS) proposed a merger to Redstone on favorable terms and after the merger completed in 2000, Viacom
Viacom
had some of the most diversified businesses imaginable. Viacom
Viacom
had assets in the form of broadcast networks ( CBS
CBS
and UPN), cable television networks (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, MTV2, Comedy Central, BET, Nick at Nite, Noggin/The N, TV Land, CMT, and Spike TV), pay television (Showtime and The Movie Channel), radio (Infinity Broadcasting, which produced the immensely popular Howard Stern
Howard Stern
radio shows), outdoor advertising, motion pictures (Paramount Pictures), and television production (Spelling Entertainment, Paramount Television, Big Ticket Entertainment, CBS
CBS
Productions, and Viacom
Viacom
Productions), and King World Productions (a syndication unit, which notably syndicates the runaway daytime hit, The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as Dr. Phil, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy!), among others. After CBS
CBS
and Viacom
Viacom
split in 2006, Redstone remained chairman of both companies but two separate CEOs were appointed for each company.[27] Succession[edit] Redstone's trusts made it clear that his daughter, Shari Redstone (Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of Viacom
Viacom
and CBS
CBS
as well as President of National Amusements), was set to assume his role upon his death. However, a November 22, 2006, New York Times
New York Times
article indicated that Redstone was reconsidering his daughter's role. In 2007, they feuded publicly over issues of corporate governance and the future of the cinema chain.[28] Documents were made public which verify that, as part of a settlement from Sumner's first divorce, all of Sumner's stock is in irrevocable trusts that will be left for his grandchildren.[29] On March 1, 2010, Sumner publicly confirmed that all of his stock would be left for his five grandchildren (Brandon Korff, Kimberlee Korff, Tyler Korff, Keryn Redstone, and Lauren Redstone).[30] Redstone made arrangements to step down as CEO of Viacom
Viacom
in 2006. After Mel Karmazin
Mel Karmazin
resigned in 2004, two heirs apparent were named: Co-President and Co-COO Leslie Moonves
Leslie Moonves
(who was number 2 to Karmazin at CBS; he was the former head of Warner Bros. Television
Warner Bros. Television
and before that, Lorimar Television) and Co-President and Co-COO Tom Freston
Tom Freston
(who had been President and CEO of MTV Networks
MTV Networks
since 1987 and had been with the company since the formation of MTV
MTV
Networks' precursor company, Warner-AMEX Satellite Entertainment). After the Viacom
Viacom
split was approved by the board on June 14, 2005, Moonves headed CBS, and Freston headed the new Viacom, Inc.[citation needed] On September 5, 2006, Redstone removed Freston as President and CEO of Viacom
Viacom
and replaced him with director and former Viacom
Viacom
counsel Philippe Dauman. Redstone also brought back former CFO Tom Dooley. This was surprising to many, as Freston had been seen by many as Redstone's heir apparent, and Redstone had touted that Freston would run the company after he retired. Redstone publicly stated that he let Freston go because of Viacom's lack of aggressiveness in the digital/online arena, lack of contact with investors, and a lackluster upfront (coupled with falling viewership) at MTV
MTV
Networks.[31][32] In February 2016, at age 92, after a court-ordered examination by a geriatric psychiatrist whose findings were not publicly disclosed, Redstone relinquished the chairmanship of CBS
CBS
to Moonves and the chairmanship of Viacom
Viacom
to Dauman.[33][34][35] In May 2016, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Cowan dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Redstone was mentally incompetent,[36] although the judge stated it was "not in dispute that Redstone suffers from either mild or moderate dementia"; in addition to this, his speech is now severely impaired.[37][38] Two weeks later, another such lawsuit was filed in Massachusetts.[39] Holdings[edit] Currently, Redstone owns over seventy percent of the voting interest of Viacom. Viacom
Viacom
and CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
are both controlled by Redstone through National Amusements. Redstone sold his holdings of Midway Games, of over 89 percent, in December 2008.[40] Books[edit] Redstone's autobiography, A Passion to Win[41] (co-written with author Peter Knobler), was published in 2001 by Viacom's Simon & Schuster. This book details everything from Redstone's life as a young boy in Boston
Boston
to the difficult takeover of Viacom
Viacom
and the problems he overcame in purchasing and managing both Blockbuster Video and Paramount Pictures. The book also recounts the legendary CBS
CBS
merger ( Viacom
Viacom
was a spin-off company of CBS
CBS
to syndicate its programs, and the subsidiary bought the parent almost 30 years later).[citation needed] Viacom's broadcasting properties at the time of A Passion to Win's release included several radio stations and two TV stations: WBZ CBS 4, which had just become a CBS
CBS
O&O through a merger with Westinghouse four years before Viacom
Viacom
and CBS
CBS
merged, and WSBK UPN
UPN
38 in Redstone's hometown, Boston.[citation needed] Political views[edit] A longtime Democratic supporter, with a history of donating to many Democratic campaigns, including regular donations to Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle,[42] Redstone endorsed Republican George W. Bush
George W. Bush
over Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, allegedly because he argued that Bush would be better for his company and the economy.[43] Despite this public endorsement, he donated money to Kerry during the primaries and was involved in the Rathergate
Rathergate
scandal meant to hurt Bush's reelection.[44] Philanthropy[edit] Sumner Redstone has contributed over $150 million to various philanthropic causes.[45]

In April 2007, Sumner M. Redstone announced a commitment of $105 million in charitable grants to fund research and patient care advancements in cancer and burn recovery at three major non-profit healthcare organizations. The cash contributions of $35 million each will be paid out over five years to FasterCures/The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions, based in Washington, D.C.; the Cedars-Sinai Prostate Cancer Center in Los Angeles, California; and the Massachusetts
Massachusetts
General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.[46] Over the last few years, Redstone has contributed $1.5 million to the Global Poverty Project.[45] He has given millions of dollars to the Cambodian Children's Fund, a nonprofit program that provides a wide range of critical health and educational services to impoverished and abused children in the capital city of Phnom Penh. Redstone's contribution will be used to create the Sumner M. Redstone Child Rescue Center, a stand-alone facility scheduled to open during the fall of 2007 for children 5 to 16.[47] In early 2010, Redstone pledged a $1 million gift to Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks
in support of scientific research into the causes of autism and effective treatments. Redstone had given financial support to Autism Speaks previously.[48] In 2011, Redstone gave an additional $500,000 to the group in support of its Translational Research Initiative, bringing his cumulative lifetime contribution to Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks
to $1.7 million.[49] In July 2010, Redstone donated $24 million to the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
California
to support cancer research.[50] In September 2012, Redstone donated $18 million to the Boston University School of Law. The gift funded, in part, the construction of the five-story Sumner M. Redstone Building, a classroom building which opened in 2014.[51] Since October 2012, Redstone has donated a total of $350,000 to the Go Campaign, which funds projects in 21 countries with a focus on helping orphans and other needy children.[52] In May 2013, the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation donated $1 million to Literacy Inc., a New York City-based nonprofit literacy organization.[53] In January 2014, it was announced that the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation had donated $10 million to Harvard Law School for public-interest fellowships, the largest charitable contribution ever made to the law school in support of public service. The money supports students who work in public-interest positions after graduation.[54][55]

Personal life[edit] In 1947, he married Phyllis Gloria Raphael.[56] In 1999, they divorced. They had two children: Brent Redstone and Shari Redstone. Three years after his divorce, he married Paula Fortunato, a former primary school teacher 39 years his junior. Sumner Redstone filed for divorce from her on October 17, 2008.[57] Their divorce was finalized on January 22, 2009. Redstone owns a house in the Beverly Park
Beverly Park
area of Beverly Hills, California, which he purchased in 2002 for $14,500,000.[58] In July 2010, Redstone was caught on tape trying to find the source of an apparently embarrassing leak within his own MTV. Redstone offered money and protection to a journalist if he would give up his source. Redstone had been pushing the MTV
MTV
management to give more airtime to the band the Electric Barbarellas. On the message, Redstone tells the reporter that "we're not going to kill" the source, adding "We just want to talk to him". The 87-year-old Redstone also tells the reporter he will be "well rewarded and well protected" if he would reveal the source.[59] Peter Lauria told NBC's Today show he would not do it. Viacom
Viacom
Inc. spokesman, Carl Folta confirmed to Today that it was Redstone's voice on the message and said the mogul had made a mistake.[60] A Viacom
Viacom
source told the New York Post, "Sumner wants to be consequential. Sumner is really proud of what he did. This guy is loving it… He likes people to know he's still alive".[61] In August 2015, Redstone split with his live-in girlfriend, Sydney Holland, after five years together.[62][63] References[edit]

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Viacom
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Paramount Pictures
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Coen Brothers
Show 'True Grit' With First $100 Million Film". CineMovie.tv. Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2012-02-10.  ^ "PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES TO BEGIN SELF-DISTRIBUTION OF FILMS IN 15 KEY COUNTRIES BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2007". Prnewswire.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-10.  ^ Library, C. N. N. " Sumner Redstone Fast Facts". CNN. Retrieved 2017-08-12.  ^ Abelson, Jenn (2007-09-19). "Redstone says he relies on his instinct". The Boston
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Globe.  ^ Eller, Claudia (2007-10-01). "Redstone family rift may not be healed". Los Angeles
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CBS
Chairman
Chairman
Redstone Resigns, to Be Replaced by CEO Moonves". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2016-02-03.  ^ Steel, Emily (February 3, 2016). " Sumner Redstone Steps Down as CBS Chairman, Replaced by Leslie Moonves". The New York Times.  ^ Palmeri, Christopher; Shaw, Lucas (February 4, 2016). "Viacom's Board Names Dauman Chairman, Replacing Aging Redstone".  ^ "Redstone Triumphant, Ex-Lover Says Heirs Had 'Insidious Plan'". Bloomberg News. May 9, 2016.  ^ http://fortune.com/2016/04/15/sumner-redstone-mental-competency/ ^ Steel, Emily (June 7, 2016). "Questions Surround Sumner Redstone's New Team of Representatives". The New York Times.  ^ Steel, Emily (May 23, 2016). " Viacom
Viacom
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Further reading[edit]

Redstone, Sumner. "Toward More Equitable Determination of Tax Liability by Averaging of Income: An Historical and Analytical Approach to Problems of Averaging". 1947. OCLC 83849763. Harvard Law School third year paper. Auletta, Ken. The Highwaymen: Warriors of the Information Superhighway. New York: Random House, 1997. ISBN 978-0-307-79985-2. OCLC 773578395. Redstone, Sumner, and Peter Knobler. A Passion to Win: An Autobiography. London: Simon & Schuster, 2001. ISBN 978-0-684-86224-8. OCLC 46695350.

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Sumner Redstone on IMDb Sumner Redstone at Viacom, Inc. Sumner Redstone Foundation Appearances on C-SPAN

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18 (India) Bellator Kickboxing Bellator MMA MovieTickets.com Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Kids & Family Virtual Worlds Group Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
on Sunset Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Animation Studio VidCon

Defunct properties

Paramount Vantage Viacom
Viacom
Entertainment Store

See also

CBS
CBS
Corporation Gulf and Western Industries National Amusements Viacom
Viacom
(original) Viacom
Viacom
criticisms and controversies

v t e

CBS
CBS
Corporation

Corporate directors

David R. Andelman Joseph A. Califano Jr. William S. Cohen Charles K. Gifford Leonard Goldberg Bruce S. Gordon Arnold Kopelson Leslie Moonves Doug Morris Shari Redstone Sumner Redstone

Broadcast TV assets

CBS The CW
The CW
(co-owned with Warner Bros.) Decades (co-owned with Weigel Broadcasting) Network Ten

Eleven One Spree TV

Network facilities

CBS
CBS
Building CBS
CBS
Broadcast Center CBS
CBS
Studio Center CBS
CBS
Television City Ed Sullivan Theater

CBS
CBS
Television Studios

CBS
CBS
Productions CBS
CBS
Television Distribution Big Ticket Entertainment KWP Studios

Broadcast stations

v t e

CBS
CBS
Television Stations

CBS/DEC O&O

KCBS KCNC KDKA KOVR KPIX KTVT KYW WBBM WBXI-CD WBZ WCBS WCCO WFOR WJZ WWJ

CW O&O

KBCW KMAX KSTW WKBD WPCW WPSG WTOG WUPA

Other stations

Ind.

KCAL KTXA WLNY-TV

MyNetworkTV

WBFS WSBK

Network Ten

TEN ATV TVQ ADS NEW

Cable channels

Showtime Networks CBS
CBS
Sports Network Pop (50% with Lionsgate) AXS TV
AXS TV
(minority stake)

CBS
CBS
Studios International

CBS
CBS
Action CBS
CBS
Drama CBS
CBS
Europa CBS
CBS
Reality Horror Channel

CBS
CBS
Interactive

v t e

CBS
CBS
Interactive

Brands

CBS
CBS
All Access CBSNews.com CBS
CBS
MoneyWatch CBSSports.com

247Sports.com MaxPreps.com Scout.com

Chowhound CNET

Download.com

FindArticles GameFAQs GameSpot

GameRankings Giant Bomb Comic Vine

Last.fm Metacritic mySimon TVGuide.com

TV.com

UrbanBaby ZDNet

TechRepublic

Channels

CBSN CBS
CBS
Sports HQ CNET
CNET
Video

Staff, current

Dan Ackerman Bridget Carey Brian Cooley Jeff Gerstmann Jim Lanzone Daniel Terdiman

Staff, former

Matthew Barzun Veronica Belmont Esther Dyson Ina Fried Richard Hart James Kim Declan McCullagh Tom Merritt Halsey Minor Natali Morris Rafe Needleman Andrew Nusca Ryan Seacrest Molly Wood

Contributors, current

Violet Blue Christopher Dawson David Gewirtz Jason Perlow

Contributors, former

Harry McCracken

Simon & Schuster

Atria Publishing Group

Howard 37 INK

Gallery Publishing Group

Pocket Threshold

Scribner Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster Audio Publishing

Pimsleur

Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Aladdin Atheneum

Radio networks

CBS
CBS
News Radio CBS
CBS
Sports Radio

Miscellaneous assets

CBS
CBS
Consumer Products CBS
CBS
Records Westinghouse Electric CBS
CBS
Home Entertainment CBS
CBS
Films CBS
CBS
News

CBSN

CBS
CBS
Sports

CBS
CBS
Sports HQ

Defunct properties

CBS
CBS
Cable CBS
CBS
Paramount Domestic Television CBS
CBS
Paramount Network
Paramount Network
Television CBS
CBS
Radio Free FM Paramount Stations Group Spelling Television UPN Westinghouse Broadcasting Worldvision Enterprises

See also

Viacom
Viacom
(original) National Amusements Westinghouse Electric Corporation Gulf and Wester

.