Viacom details its plan to split

NEW YORK - Shareholders of Viacom Inc. will get a half-share of the new Viacom and a half-share of CBS Corp. for each share...into two companies, the company said Wednesday. Viacom detailed terms of its plan to split itself into...

Viacom plans to shed Blockbuster stake

NEW YORK -- Viacom Inc. announced Tuesday that it plans...demand and personal video recorders. Viacom had long been considering a disposal of...indicated that the plan was not yet final. Viacom said it expected to separate Blockbuster...

Viacom channels go dark on EchoStar in dispute over fees

...early Tuesday in a contract dispute with Viacom Inc. over the price of programming...college basketball tournament. In place of Viacom programming, some customers in the Denver...for its programming. A statement from Viacom after the 3 a.m. EST contract deadline...

Viacom to buy CBS in biggest media deal ever

NEW YORK -- Viacom Inc. is buying CBS Corp. in the richest...Time Warner Inc. and Walt Disney Co. Viacom will own last season's top-rated TV...house. The new company will be called Viacom, but the CBS name -- which carries the...

Seagram buying Viacom's half of USA Networks for $1.7 billion

...NEW YORK (AP) - Seagram Co. is buying Viacom Inc.'s half of USA Networks for $1...today. A Delaware judge ruled in May that Viacom had violated the companies' ownership...productive relationship," Sumner Redstone, Viacom's chairman and chief executive, said...

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Karmazin out as president of Viacom, replaced by Freston, Moonves

...chief operating officer of the media giant Viacom Inc. as the company seeks to find a successor...had appeared to have been soothed when Viacom signed Karmazin to a new three-year contract last year. At Viacom's annual meeting two weeks ago, Redstone...

Viacom, CBS complete separation

NEW YORK - Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. rang in 2006 as two...The other company, which will keep the Viacom name, is led by former MTV chief Tom...26.20, while shares in the "new" Viacom rose 44 cents, or 1.1 percent, to...

Viacom says Spike Lee name spat costs TNN $16.8 million in first week

NEW YORK -- Viacom Inc. said it will lose $16.8 million...Spike TV starting Monday. Lawyers for Viacom, the media giant that owns the CBS network...papers filed at the Appellate Division, Viacom says it stopped displaying the Spike TV...

Viacom and DirectTV reach deal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - DirecTV and Viacom Inc. say they have settled a dispute...back to DirecTV subscribers.Seventeen Viacom channels - including MTV, Comedy Central...Friday were not disclosed.On Tuesday Viacom decided to let new episodes of "The Daily...

Summer blockbuster boosts Viacom

The summer blockbuster World War Z in which zombies swarm over much of the planet helped lift Viacom's fourth-quarter profit by 24 percent.The media company, which owns Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures...