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Viacom
Viacom
Inc. (/ˈvaɪəkɒm/ VY-ə-kom) is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in cinema and cable television. It is currently the world's ninth largest broadcasting, cable, and media company, in terms of revenue; behind Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner, 21st Century Fox, Bertelsmann, Dish Network, Sony, and Vivendi. Voting control of Viacom
Viacom
is held by National Amusements, Inc., a privately owned theatre company controlled by the billionaire Sumner Redstone.[3][4][5][6] Redstone also holds, via National Amusements
National Amusements
a controlling stake in CBS Corporation.[7] The current incarnation of Viacom
Viacom
was created on December 31, 2005, as a spin-off from the original incarnation of Viacom, which was renamed as CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
after the spin-off. CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
currently retains control of the over-the-air broadcasting, TV production, subscription pay television, (with Showtime Networks) and publishing assets (with Simon & Schuster), which were previously owned by the original Viacom. Predecessor firms of the original Viacom
Viacom
included Gulf+Western
Gulf+Western
(which later became Paramount Communications) and Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Comprising BET
BET
Networks, Viacom Media Networks and Paramount Pictures, the current Viacom
Viacom
operates approximately 170 networks, reaching approximately 700 million subscribers in approximately 160 countries.[8]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Early years 1.2 2000s 1.3 2010s 1.4 Possible re-merger with CBS 1.5 Possible merger with Lionsgate
Lionsgate
(with CBS)

2 Copyright complaints against YouTube 3 Viacom
Viacom
International 4 Corporate governance 5 Assets 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History

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Early years Main article: Viacom
Viacom
(original) In March 2005, the prior Viacom
Viacom
announced plans of looking into splitting the company into two publicly traded companies because of a stagnating stock price and the rivalry between Leslie Moonves
Leslie Moonves
and Tom Freston, longtime heads of CBS
CBS
and MTV
MTV
Networks respectively. In addition, the company was facing issues after MTV
MTV
was banned from producing any more Super Bowl
Super Bowl
halftime shows after the Super Bowl Halftime Show controversy of 2004. After the departure of Mel Karmazin
Mel Karmazin
in 2004, Sumner Redstone, who served as chairman and chief executive officer, decided to split the offices of president and chief operating officer between Moonves and Freston. Redstone was set to retire in the near future, and a split was seen as a creative solution to the matter of replacing him. It was also intended to provide alternative investments that would be more appealing to investors: one a high cash flow, lower growth company that could afford to pay a substantial dividend and the other a growing company that would have greater investment opportunities and therefore would not be expected to pay a dividend. A new company, the present Viacom, was created and was headed by Freston. It comprises BET
BET
Networks, MTV
MTV
Networks, and Paramount Pictures Corporation.[9] 2000s In June 2005, Viacom
Viacom
announced its purchase of Neopets, a virtual pet website, along with GameTrailers, GoCityKids, and IFILM. That December, Paramount announced it would acquire DreamWorks. All indications were that the whole of DreamWorks—both live-comedy film and TV studios, albeit not the DreamWorks
DreamWorks
archive (which was sold to a group led by George Soros
George Soros
in March 2006) nor the animated unit (which was not part of the deal)—would remain owned by Viacom, even though CBS
CBS
acquired Paramount's television studio. On February 1, 2006, Paramount completed its acquisition of DreamWorks. On April 24, Viacom
Viacom
obtained Xfire. In August, just hours before announcing its most recent quarterly earnings, Viacom
Viacom
announced that it had acquired Atom Entertainment for $200 million. In September, Viacom
Viacom
acquired game developer Harmonix
Harmonix
for $175 million. In February 2007, Viacom
Viacom
ordered leaked copyrighted video clips be taken off the video-sharing service YouTube
YouTube
for copyright reasons.[10] On February 21, Viacom
Viacom
publicly announced they would be offering free online access to their own material through Silicon Valley's distributor Joost. On May 21, 2007, Viacom
Viacom
entered into a 50–50 joint venture with Indian media company Network 18
Network 18
to form Viacom 18
Viacom 18
which will house Viacom's existing channels in India: MTV, VH1
VH1
and Nick as well as Network 18's Bollywood
Bollywood
movie business. All future Viacom
Viacom
content for India and new ventures such as a Hindi
Hindi
entertainment channel and a Hindi
Hindi
movie channel would be housed in this joint venture. On December 19, 2007, Viacom
Viacom
signed a five-year, $500 million contract with Microsoft
Microsoft
that included content sharing and advertisement. The deal allowed Microsoft
Microsoft
to license many shows from Viacom
Viacom
owned cable television and film studios for use on Xbox Live and MSN. The deal also made Viacom
Viacom
a preferred publisher partner for casual game development and distribution through MSN
MSN
and Windows. On the advertisement side of the deal, Microsoft's Atlas ad-serving division became the exclusive provider of previously unsold advertising inventory on Viacom
Viacom
owned websites. Also, Microsoft purchased a large amount of advertising on Viacom
Viacom
owned broadcasts and online networks. Finally, Microsoft
Microsoft
would also collaborate on promotions and sponsorships for MTV
MTV
and BET
BET
award shows, two Viacom owned cable networks. On December 4, 2008, Viacom
Viacom
announced layoffs of 850 personnel, or 7% of their workforce.[11] At the end of the year, Time Warner
Time Warner
Cable (along with partner Bright House Networks) and Viacom's MTV
MTV
Networks could not come to terms for the renewal of any Viacom
Viacom
channel beyond the end of year.[12][13] Time Warner
Time Warner
Cable's operations include New York City and Los Angeles, with Bright House including the Tampa Bay and Orlando markets, both top-20 markets. This blackout was narrowly avoided when a zero-hour deal was reached shortly after midnight on January 1, 2009.[14] On December 7, 2009, Viacom
Viacom
sold its stake in MTV Brasil
MTV Brasil
to Grupo Abril along with rights to the brand. Details on the deal were not disclosed.[15] 2010s On May 5, 2010, The Hollywood
Hollywood
Reporter revealed that Viacom's Comedy Central "is developing a whole animated series around Jesus Christ" who, according to the network, wants to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father".[16] In February 2011, Hulu
Hulu
and Viacom
Viacom
announced the return of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report
to Hulu, along with shows from the Viacom
Viacom
library. Nickelodeon's shows are not part of this deal.[17] Also that month, Viacom
Viacom
invested in Rainbow S.r.l., an Italian children's animated and consumer products company best known for the Winx Club
Winx Club
franchise.[18] Later, in October 2011, Viacom
Viacom
purchased a majority stake in Bellator Fighting Championships. Spike TV started to air Bellator in 2013, after the rights to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) library ended in 2012.[19] On December 1, 2011, the company stopped trading on the New York Stock Exchange and began listing its securities on NASDAQ
NASDAQ
instead. The stock ticker symbols are the same as that used while the company was on the NYSE.[20] On July 10, 2012, during contract negotiations over raising carrier rates the U.S. satellite TV provider, DirecTV's executives approached Viacom
Viacom
with a new proposal and a request to continue broadcasting 17 of Viacom's television networks (including Nickelodeon, MTV, Logo, and Comedy Central) during talks, but received no response and thus Viacom ceased transmission to DirecTV's 20 million subscribers.[21] On July 11, in a counter response to DirecTV
DirecTV
advising its subscribers to view original programming from the affected networks online, Viacom
Viacom
scaled back access to recent episodes of Viacom-owned program content available to the websites of its networks. Viacom
Viacom
described this as a "temporary slimdown" until a new carriage deal with DirecTV
DirecTV
was reached.[22] Viacom
Viacom
and DirecTV
DirecTV
reached an agreement on July 20 to return the interrupted programming.[23] In 2012 CEO Phillip Dauman began to report Viacom's intentions to bundle past programming and make it available on-demand via services like Hulu.[24] On April 1, 2014, Cable One
Cable One
removed 15 channels owned by Viacom
Viacom
(MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, and TV Land) off after the two companies failed to reach an agreement. Channels were replaced with other networks, including BBC America, Sprout, SundanceTV, IFC, Investigation Discovery, TV One, CMP/TV, National Geographic Channel, and TheBlaze. The change has been deemed permanent. On May 1, 2014, Viacom
Viacom
announced it had agreed to take over the British broadcaster Channel 5 from Northern & Shell, the media group owned by the British newspaper publisher Richard Desmond. Viacom becomes the first American media company to take over a British broadcaster with a public service remit.[25] The purchase of Channel 5 closed on September 10, 2014.[26] On October 1, 2014, Suddenlink Communications, removed channels owned by Viacom
Viacom
off after the two companies failed to reach an agreement. Channels were replaced with other networks including Sprout, FXX, Pivot, Uplifting Entertainment, Investigation Discovery, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Women's Entertainment, and TheBlaze. On August 20, 2016, a settlement between Sumner and Shari Redstone and Philippe Dauman has been reached that will have him resign as chief executive officer and be replaced with Thomas E. Dooley as interim CEO. Dauman will continue to serve as chairman until September 13.[27] On May 25, 2017, Viacom
Viacom
channels returned to Suddenlink after nearly 3 years of absence.[28] In November 2016, Viacom
Viacom
bought Argentine television network Telefe.[29] In December 2016, the Viacom
Viacom
board appointed Bob Bakish as acting CEO.[30] Following the Weinstein effect, Viacom
Viacom
(along with Lionsgate
Lionsgate
and MGM) was on a list of 22 potential buyers that were interested in acquiring The Weinstein Company.[31] They have lost the bid, and on March 1, 2018, it was announced that Maria Contreras-Sweet
Maria Contreras-Sweet
will acquire all of TWC's assets for $500 million.[32][33] In February 2018, Viacom
Viacom
announced their plans to acquire the internet video conference Vidcon
Vidcon
in an effort to reach out to youth audiences (in a similar way to Viacom's Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
and MTV
MTV
channels).[34] In the same month, Viacom
Viacom
announced that they would launch an official Viacom
Viacom
streaming service in fall 2018, in another effort by Bakish to revitalize the company. This streaming service will support ads (similar to Hulu) and is expected to include TV series from Viacom Media Networks that haven't been available on other services, such as Hulu
Hulu
or Amazon Prime Video.[35][36][37][38] Bakish has stated that the streaming service will serve as a "compliment" to OTT MVPDs, rather than a replacement.[39] Possible re-merger with CBS On September 29, 2016, National Amusements
National Amusements
sent a letter to the company and CBS
CBS
Corporation, encouraging the two companies to merge back into one company.[40] On December 12, the deal was called off.[41] On January 12, 2018, CNBC
CNBC
reported that Viacom
Viacom
re-entered talks to re-merge with CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
back into one company, after Disney's announced acquisition of 21st Century Fox
21st Century Fox
and the heavy competition from companies such as Netflix
Netflix
and Amazon.[42] Possible merger with Lionsgate
Lionsgate
(with CBS) Viacom
Viacom
and CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
are in talks to merge with Lionsgate, along with Amazon, Comcast, and Verizon. This was reported at the same time as the CBS
CBS
and Viacom
Viacom
re-merger talks.[43][44] Lionsgate
Lionsgate
Vice Chairman Michael Burns has hinted in an interview with CNBC
CNBC
that Lionsgate could merge with CBS
CBS
and Viacom
Viacom
in the future.[45] Copyright complaints against YouTube Main article: Viacom International
Viacom International
Inc. v. YouTube, Inc. In February 2007, Viacom
Viacom
sent upwards of 100,000 Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown notices to the video-sharing site YouTube. Of the 100,000 notices, approximately 60–70 non-infringing videos were removed under the auspices of copyright infringement.[10] On March 13, 2007, Viacom
Viacom
filed a US$1 billion legal claim ( Viacom International
Viacom International
Inc. v. YouTube, Inc.) against Google
Google
and YouTube
YouTube
alleging massive copyright infringement, alleging that users frequently uploaded copyrighted material to YouTube—enough to cause a hit in revenue for Viacom
Viacom
and a gain in advertisement revenue for YouTube.[46] The complaint contended that almost 160,000 unauthorized clips of Viacom's programming were made available on YouTube
YouTube
and that these clips had collectively been viewed more than 1.5 billion times. In July 2008, the case generated controversy when District Judge Louis Stanton ruled that YouTube
YouTube
was required to hand over data detailing the viewing habits of every user who had ever watched videos on the site.[47] Judge Stanton rejected Viacom's request for YouTube
YouTube
to hand over the source code of its search engine system, saying that the code was a trade secret.[48] Google
Google
and Viacom
Viacom
later agreed to allow Google to anonymize all the data before handing it over to Viacom.[49] On June 23, 2010, Judge Stanton ruled in Google's favour in a motion for summary judgment, holding that Google
Google
was protected by provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, notwithstanding evidence of intentional copyright infringement. Viacom
Viacom
announced its intention to appeal the ruling.[50] On April 5, 2012, the ruling was overturned by the United States
United States
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.[51] Writing for a two-judge panel (because Judge Roger Miner had died while the trial was pending) of the Second Circuit, Judge José A. Cabranes concluded that "a reasonable jury could find that YouTube
YouTube
had actual knowledge or awareness of specific infringing activity on its website". Eric Goldman, a professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law, expressed concern that the ruling would negatively affect startups, by making them "more hair-trigger on taking down news or content, for fear that failure to do so will be held against them by content providers".[52] Viacom
Viacom
International Main article: Viacom
Viacom
International As with the old Viacom, the current company owns Viacom
Viacom
International, which is the formal owner of copyrights associated with Viacom's corporate website and its cable networks. This division now owns the rights to a majority of Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
films made for Paramount Pictures, such as Blue Hawaii
Blue Hawaii
and King Creole. It also continues to focus on its own in-house productions made for its various networks (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon).[53] Corporate governance The previous board of directors of Viacom
Viacom
were George S. Abrams, David Andelman, Joseph Califano, Jr., William Cohen, Philippe Dauman, Alan C. Greenberg, Charles Phillips, Shari Redstone, Sumner Redstone, Frederic Salerno, William Schwartz, and Robert D. Walter. Following the Viacom/ CBS
CBS
split, the Viacom
Viacom
board consisted of George S. Abrams, Philippe Dauman, Thomas E. Dooley, Ellen V. Futter, Robert Kraft, Alan Greenberg, Charles Phillips, Sumner Redstone (Chairman), Shari Redstone (non-executive Vice-Chair), Frederic Salerno, and William Schwartz. As of 2010, the Board consists of George Abrams, Philippe Dauman, Thomas E. Dooley, Alan Greenberg, Robert Kraft, Blythe McGarvie, Robert M. Bakish, Charles Phillips, Shari E. Redstone, Sumner M. Redstone, Frederic Salerno, and William Schwartz.[54] Assets Main article: List of assets owned by Viacom

Film production and distribution

Paramount Animation Paramount Pictures Viacom
Viacom
International Viacom Media Networks
Viacom Media Networks
branded labels

Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Films MTV
MTV
Films Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Movies

Television production and distribution

Paramount Television Viacom Media Networks
Viacom Media Networks
production studios

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Animation Studio

Rainbow S.r.l.
Rainbow S.r.l.
(30%)

Bardel Entertainment

Television networks

BET BET
BET
Her BET
BET
Jams BET
BET
Soul Channel 5 CMT CMT Music Comedy Central Logo TV MTV MTV2 MTVU MTV
MTV
Classic MTV
MTV
Live Nick at Nite Nick Jr. Nickelodeon NickMusic Nicktoons Paramount Network TeenNick Telefe MTV
MTV
Tres TV Land VH1 5Star 5USA

Recording Labels

Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Records Nick Records

Streaming music service

MusicQubed

New media

RateMyProfessors.com

See also

New York City
New York City
portal Companies portal

List of conglomerates Viacom
Viacom
(original) Gulf+Western Paramount Communications Paramount Pictures

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External links

Official website Ketupa.net – Viacom Viacom
Viacom
information by Hoover's Viacom
Viacom
profile by Yahoo! Split documentation – SEC filing
SEC filing
on Form S-4 from October 5, 2005 describing the split.

Business data for Viacom: Google
Google
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Yahoo!
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Corporate directors

Bob Bakish (CEO) Ellen V. Futter Alan C. Greenberg Charles Phillips Sumner Redstone (Chairman Emeritus) Shari Redstone William Schwartz

Viacom
Viacom
Media Networks

BET
BET
Networks

BET

BET
BET
Gospel BET
BET
Her BET
BET
Hip-Hop BET
BET
Jams BET
BET
Soul

Global Entertainment Group

CMT

CMT Music

Comedy Central

Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Extra

Logo TV MTV

MTV2 MTVU

RateMyProfessors.com

MTV
MTV
Classic MTV
MTV
Live MTV
MTV
Tres

Paramount Network TV Land VH1

VH1
VH1
Classic Europe

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Group

Nickelodeon

Nick at Nite Nick Jr. NickMusic Nicktoons Noggin TeenNick

Paramount Motion Pictures Group

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
Corporation

Paramount Pictures Paramount Players Paramount Animation Paramount Television Insurge Pictures Republic Pictures United International Pictures
United International Pictures
(50% ownership)

MTV
MTV
branded labels

Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Films MTV
MTV
Films Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Movies

Television stations

KVMM-CD (part of Tres)

Music

Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Records Nick Records

Miscellaneous assets

Viacom
Viacom
International Viacom 18
Viacom 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

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Viacom
Viacom
Media Networks

Parent: Viacom

BET
BET
Networks

BET

BET
BET
Gospel BET
BET
Her BET
BET
Hip-Hop BET
BET
Jams BET
BET
Soul

Music and Entertainment Group

CMT

CMT Music

Comedy Central Logo TV MTV

MTV2 MTVU MTV
MTV
Classic MTV
MTV
Live MTV
MTV
Tres

Paramount Network TV Land VH1

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Group

Nickelodeon

Nick at Nite Nick Jr. NickMusic Nicktoons Noggin TeenNick

Production studios

Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Animation Studio Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
on Sunset

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Cable, satellite, and other speciality television providers in the Americas

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Cable, satellite, and other specialty television providers in Canada

Terrestrial and satellite

Satellite

Bell TV Shaw Direct Telus Satellite TV

Cable

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Bell ( Cablevision
Cablevision
for Val-d'Or, QC, MTS for Manitoba) Cogeco
Cogeco
(Ontario, Quebec) EastLink (Atlantic, Northern Ontario, Western Canada) Look Communications Rogers Cable
Rogers Cable
(Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland) Source (Hamilton, ON) Shaw (Western Canada, Northwestern Ontario) Vidéotron
Vidéotron
(Quebec)

Minor

Access (Saskatchewan) Cable Axion
Cable Axion
(Magog, QC) CityWest
CityWest
(Prince Rupert, BC) DERYtelecom (Saguenay, QC) Novus Cable (select areas of BC Lower Mainland) Omineca Cablevision
Omineca Cablevision
(Prince George, BC) Westman (Brandon, MB)

See also

Defunct cable and DBS companies of Canada

IPTV

Bell

Fibe(Aliant) Fibe TV(ON/QC) MTS TV(MB)

Comwave SaskTel
SaskTel
MaxTV Telus Optik TV Tbaytel
Tbaytel
Digital TV Vmedia Zazeen

MMDS

Craig Wireless

Africa, Asia, and Oceania Americas Europe

1More than 400,000 television service subscribers.

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Cable, satellite, and other specialty television providers in Latin America and the Caribbean

Cable

Axtel TV (Mexico) Airlink Communications (Trinidad and Tobago) Cablecom (Mexico) Cablemás
Cablemás
(Mexico) Cable Onda Cablevisión (Argentina) CaboTelecom Claro Colombia Digicel Play
Digicel Play
(Caribbean) Columbus/FLOW (Caribbean) Independent Cable Network of Trinidad and Tobago (ICNTT) Izzi Telecom (Mexico) Massy Communications (Trinidad and Tobago) Mayaro Cable TV (Trinidad and Tobago) Megacable (Mexico) Movistar TV (Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela) Mundo Pacifico (Chile) NET (Brazil) Oi TV (Brazil) Red Intercable (Argentina) RVR International (Trinidad and Tobago) Telefónica del Sur Tricom (Dominican Republic) TRICO Industries Limited (Trinidad and Tobago) Une (Colombia) VTR (Chile)

Satellite

CanalSat Caraïbes (Caribbean) CANTV (Venezuela) Claro TV DirecTV
DirecTV
(South America & Caribbean) Dish México Entel (Chile) Green Dot (Caribbean) Inter Satélital Movistar TV (Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela) Oi TV (Brazil) SKY Brasil SKY México, Dominican Republic & Central America Vivo TV (Brazil)

Fiber/IPTV

bmobile (Trinidad and Tobago) Claro República Dominicana Vivo TV
Vivo TV
(Brazil)

Terrestrial microwave

Multi-Choice TV (Barbados)

Defunct satellite

DirecTV
DirecTV
Brazil DirecTV
DirecTV
Mexico GVT TV
GVT TV
(Brazil) Sky Argentina Sky Chile Sky Colombia Sky Ecuador Sky Peru Sky Venezuela

Defunct cable

Vivo TV
Vivo TV
Plus (Brazil)

Africa, Asia, and Oceania Americas Canada Europe United States

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Cable, satellite, and other specialty television providers in the United States

Cable MVPD

Adams Cable Altice USA

Optimum Suddenlink Communications

Armstrong Atlantic Broadband AT&T Alascom Blue Ridge Communications Blue Stream Broadstripe Buckeye Broadband Cable One Charter Spectrum Comcast
Comcast
Xfinity Comtech21 Consolidated Communications

FairPoint Communications

Cox Communications Deltacom DoCoMo Pacific Emery Telcom Full Channel GCI Hargray Hood Canal Communications Mediacom Midco Northlake Telecom Northland Communications Liberty Puerto Rico Ritter Communications Santel Communications Satview Broadband Service Electric Shentel SRT Communications TDS Telecom TPG

Grande Communications RCN Corporation Wave Broadband

Troy Cablevision TruVista Communications WOW! ZTelco

Satellite MVPD

Claro Dish Network DirecTV Glorystar Headend in the Sky Home2US

Fiber MVPD / IPTV

AT&T U-verse CenturyLink
CenturyLink
Prism TV Cincinnati Bell
Cincinnati Bell
FiOptics Claro Consolidated Communications

FairPoint Communications

EPB Frontier FiOS Google
Google
Fiber GTA Teleguam Hawaiian Telcom Midco NEP Datastream TV North State Communications Smithville Fiber Sonic.net TDS Telecom Verizon
Verizon
FiOS Whidbey Telecom Windstream Kinetic

Virtual MVPD

DirecTV
DirecTV
Now FuboTV Hulu
Hulu
with Live TV Philo PlayStation Vue Sling TV Spectrum TV Stream Xfinity
Xfinity
Instant TV YouTube
YouTube
TV

Over-the-top

Amazon Video Anime Network Apple iTunes Store CBS
CBS
All Access Crackle Crunchyroll CW Seed CuriosityStream DramaFever Fandor FunimationNow go90 Hallmark Movies Now HBO Now History Vault Hulu iON (IPTV) Lifetime Movie Club Netflix Noggin Pluto TV Roku Seeso Showtime Starz Tribeca Shortlist Tubi TV UFC Fight Pass Univision
Univision
NOW YuppTV WWE Network

Defunct cable

Adelphia Communications Corporation Alameda Power and Telecom1 Astound Broadband AT&T Broadband

MediaOne/Continental Cablevision Tele-Communications Inc.

Baja Broadband

US Cable

Bresnan Communications Bright House Networks Cablevision Champion Broadband Cobridge Communications Community Home Entertainment Graceba Total Communications Insight Communications Jones Intercable King Videocable Knology Marcus Cable NPG Cable Paragon Cable Rapid Communications TelePrompTer/Group W Cable Time Warner
Time Warner
Cable UA-Columbia Cablevision Windjammer Communications

1 – Still in operation, but no longer offers cable or Internet as part of its services

Defunct satellite

AlphaStar GlobeCast World TV PrimeStar United States
United States
Satellite Broadcasting Voom HD Networks

Defunct IPTV

Sky Angel Virtual Digital Cable

Defunct terrestrial

Aereo USDTV MovieBeam

Defunct virtual MVPD

CenturyLink
CenturyLink
Stream

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Additional resources on North American television

North America

List of local television stations in North America DTV transition North American TV mini-template

Canada

Canadian networks List of Canadian television networks List of Canadian television channels List of Canadian specialty channels Local Canadian TV stations List of United States
United States
stations available in Canada 2001 Vancouver TV realignment 2007 Canada broadcast TV realignment

Mexico

Mexican networks Local Mexican TV stations

United States

American networks List of American cable and satellite networks List of American over-the-air networks Local American TV stations (W) Local American TV stations (K) Spanish-language TV networks 1994 United States
United States
broadcast TV realignment 2006 United States
United States
broadcast TV realignment List of Canadian television stations available in the United States Insular Areas TV

Africa, Asia, Middle East and Oceania Americas Europe

Africa, Asia, and Oceania Americas Europe

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Westinghouse

Subsidiaries

Baldwin-Westinghouse electric locomotives

Electrification of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad

Bryant Electric Company Infinity Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Corporation New England Westinghouse Company Westinghouse Aviation Gas Turbine Division Westinghouse Broadcasting

Products

A2W reactor List of Westinghouse locomotives S2W reactor Transit Expressway Revenue Line

People

George Westinghouse

Related companies

Viacom CBS
CBS
Corporation Westinghouse Digital Westinghouse Electric Company Westinghouse Licensing Corporation White-Westinghouse

Related

George Westinghouse
George Westinghouse
Award George Westinghouse
George Westinghouse
Medal Intel Science Talent Search Westinghouse Works, 1904

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National Amusements

People

Sumner Redstone Shari Redstone Michael Redstone

Movie theatre assets

Showcase Cinemas Cinema de Lux Multiplex Cinemas KinoStar UCI Cinemas
UCI Cinemas
(in Brazil only)

Broadcast television networks

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

Cable television
Cable television
networks

BET

BET
BET
Gospel BET
BET
Her BET
BET
Hip-Hop BET
BET
Jams BET
BET
Soul

CMT

CMT Music

Comedy Central

Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Extra

Logo TV MTV

MTV2 MTVU

RateMyProfessors.com

MTV
MTV
Classic MTV
MTV
Live MTV
MTV
Tres

Paramount Network TV Land VH1

VH1
VH1
Classic Europe

Nickelodeon

Nick at Nite Nick Jr. NickMusic Nicktoons Noggin TeenNick

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

Television and Radio
Radio
stations

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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

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Entercom

AM radio stations

KCBS KCSP KDKA KEZW KFH KFXX KHTK¹ KIFM KIKK KILT KJCE KMBZ KMOX KMPS KMTT KNSS KNX KRLD KWOD KXNT KXST KYW KYYS KZDG WAOK WAXY WBBM WBEN WBT WBZU WCBS WCCO WEAL WEEI WFAN WFNZ WGR WILK WINS WJFK WJZ WKZN WMC WMFS WORD WPET WPHT WQAM WRNL WROC WRVA WSCR WSSP WTIC WVEI WWJ WWKB WWL WWWL WWWS WXNT WXYT WYRD

FM radio stations

K240EL K276FK KALC KALV-FM KAMP-FM KAMX KBLX-FM¹ KBZT KCBS-FM KDGS KDKA-FM KEGY KEYN-FM KEZK-FM KEZN KFBZ KFRC-FM KFRG KGMZ KGON KHMX KHTP KILT-FM KISW KITS KJKK KKDO KKHH KKMJ-FM KKWF KLLC KLOL KLUC-FM KLUV KMBZ-FM KMLE KMNB KMVK KMVQ-FM¹ KMXB KNCI¹ KNDD KNRK KNSS-FM KOIT¹ KOOL-FM KQKS KQMT KQRC-FM KRBQ KRBZ KRLD-FM KROQ-FM KRSK KRTH KRXQ KSEG KSFM KSON KSWD KTWV KUDL KUFX¹ KVFG KVIL KWJJ-FM KXFG KXQQ-FM KXSN KXTE KYCH-FM KYKY KYMX¹ KYXY KZJK KZZO¹ KZPT W241AP W253BI WAAF WBBM-FM WBEE-FM WBMP WBMX WBT-FM WBTJ WBZA WBZZ WCBS-FM WCFS-FM WCMF-FM WDAF-FM WDCH-FM WDOK WDSY-FM WDZH WEEI-FM WEZB WFAN-FM WFBC-FM WGGY WIAD WILK-FM WIP-FM WJFK-FM WJMH WJZ-FM WKBU WKIS WKRF WKRK-FM WKRZ WKSE WKTK WKXJ WLFP WLIF WLKK WLMG WLND WLNK WLYF WLZL WMC-FM WMFS-FM WMHX WMJX WMMM-FM WMQX WMXJ WMYX-FM WNCX WNEW-FM WNTR WNVZ WOCL WODS WOGL WOLX-FM WOMC WOMX-FM WPAW WPGC-FM WPOW WPTE WPXY-FM WQAL WQMG WQMP WRCH WROQ WRVQ WRVR WRXL WRXR-FM WSFS WSKY-FM WSMW WSPA-FM WSTR WTDY-FM WTIC-FM WTPT WTSS WTVR-FM WUSN WUSY WVEE WVEI-FM WVKL WWBX WWDE-FM WWEI WWL-FM WWMX WXRT WXSS WXTU WXYT-FM WYCD WYRD-FM WZGC WZMX WZPL

¹Stations operated by Bonneville International
Bonneville International
via LMA and to be sold pending FCC approval

Radio
Radio
Networks

Boston Bruins Radio CBS
CBS
Sports Radio* Sabres Hockey Network New York Yankees Radio

Digital properties

Eventful Play.it Radio.com

See also

CBS
CBS
Radio

* = Entercom
Entercom
operates under a CBS
CBS
Brands License Agreement as producer with distribution handled by Westwood One.

KVMM-CD (part of Tres)

Film production and distribution

CBS
CBS
Films

CBS
CBS
Home Entertainment

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Home Media Distribution

Paramount Animation Insurge Pictures Republic Pictures United International Pictures
United International Pictures
(50% ownership) Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Films MTV
MTV
Films Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Movies

Television production and distribution

CBS
CBS
Television Studios CBS
CBS
Productions CBS
CBS
Television Distribution Big Ticket Entertainment Paramount Television Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Animation Studio Viacom
Viacom
International

International cable channels

CBS
CBS
Action CBS
CBS
Drama CBS
CBS
Europa CBS
CBS
Reality Horror Channel Eleven RTL CBS
CBS
Entertainment RTL CBS
CBS
Extreme Viacom 18
Viacom 18
(India)

Simon & Schuster

Howard Pimsleur Pocket Scribner Simon & Schuster Threshold Aladdin Atheneum

Miscellaneous assets

CBS
CBS
All Access CBS
CBS
Consumer Products CBS
CBS
Records Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Records Nick Records Bellator MMA MovieTickets.com Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
Kids & Family Virtual Worlds Group Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon
on Sunset Westinghouse Electric CBS
CBS
News CBS
CBS
Sports CBS
CBS
Interactive CBS
CBS
Building CBS
CBS
Broadcast Center CBS
CBS
Studio Center CBS
CBS
Television City Ed Sullivan Theater

Former/Defunct assets and predecessors

CBS
CBS
Cable CBS
CBS
Paramount Domestic Television CBS
CBS
Paramount Network
Paramount Network
Television DreamWorks

DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Home Entertainment DreamWorks
DreamWorks
Television Go Fish Pictures

Free FM Famous Music Famous Players Gulf and Western Industries Harmonix King World Productions Nick GaS NickMom Neopets Paramount Parks Paramount Stations Group Paramount Vantage Quizilla Spelling Television UPN Worldvision Enterprises Sundance Channel CBS
CBS
Outdoor Terrytoons CBS
CBS
Theatrical Films Cinema Center Films Desilu Productions

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