Viacom Inc



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  1. July 1, 2016

    Big techs pitch up in Sun Valley

    When top executives gather next week for investment bank Allen & Company’s annual media and technology conference in...

  2. June 30, 2016

    TV networks hope for 10% ratings boost from new counting method

    Television networks may soon gain higher ratings for their TV shows, and a potential boost to their depressed...

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  1. June 30, 2016

    Media groups must succeed at succession

    Back when Sumner Redstone was a spry 85-year-old, he was asked how long he planned to continue working at Viacom and...

  2. Fast FT

    June 23, 2016

    Viacom board spat to get July hearing in Delaware

    A Delaware judge said he would hold a hearing in July about whether proposed changes to Viacom’s board are valid,...

  3. June 17, 2016

    Viacom: Pleasure to pain

    For a decade, Viacom boss Philippe Dauman has had to please just one master. That is an unusual arrangement for the...

  4. June 16, 2016

    Redstones raise heat over Viacom with board shake-up

    Sumner and Shari Redstone have moved to replace the five independent directors of the Viacom board, firing a new salvo...

  5. June 7, 2016

    Redstone group moves to block Paramount stake sale

    Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements group has moved to block Viacom from selling a minority stake in Paramount...

  6. June 2, 2016

    Who is calling the shots in Sumner Redstone saga?

    Inter-family strife, an ageing billionaire and some of the most recognisable brands in media: the Sumner Redstone saga...

  7. May 27, 2016

     Shari Redstone, Viacom heir apparent to an ailing empire

    For someone who has deliberately cultivated a low profile, Shari Redstone hits the headlines pretty often. In the past...

  8. May 25, 2016

    Viacom’s battle is a warning to Silicon Valley

    Maxima Chan Zuckerberg is only five months old so she cannot yet read about the bitter argument at Viacom over who...

  9. Fast FT

    May 24, 2016

    Redstone appoints 2 new members to trust

    The power struggle over Sumner Redstone’s vast media empire intensified on Tuesday following the appointment two new...

  10. May 23, 2016

    Battle for control of Viacom heads to court

    A combustible battle for control of Sumner Redstone’s vast media empire is headed for the courts after two directors...

  11. Tech blog

    May 23, 2016

    #techFT - TV fronts up with ad fightback

    Network television says it is winning back advertising from online rivals, tech makes up the top five cash hoarders,...

  12. May 22, 2016

    Sumner Redstone’s legacy spawns a drawn-out fight

    Even at the age of 92, Sumner Redstone has not lost his capacity to surprise. The billionaire media mogul has set the...

  13. May 21, 2016

    Redstone removes two allies from board of media group’s trust

    Sumner Redstone has removed two long-time allies from the board of the trust that controls his media empire, setting...

  14. May 20, 2016

    Advertising: TV fights the future

    The advertisers who filed into Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall this week for the annual star-packed “upfront” presentation of...

  15. May 11, 2016

    Disney: winter soldier

    “Civil War” is the subtitle of Walt Disney’s latest Captain America blockbuster. Inside Disney itself, the situation is...

  16. May 9, 2016

    Sumner Redstone lawsuit over mental competence dismissed

    A high-stakes legal challenge over the mental competence of Sumner Redstone, the 92-year-old billionaire who holds...

  17. Fast FT

    May 9, 2016

    Judge dismisses Redstone mental competence suit

    Sumner Redstone will remain in control of his media empire following the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the mogul’s...

  18. May 5, 2016

    US election ad spending boon a welcome respite for TV groups

    It was as if the past nine months never happened. The anxiety that has swept the US media sector since last summer,...

  19. May 2, 2016

    Vimeo embraces subscriptions model with VHX deal

    Vimeo, the on-demand online video platform, has acquired VHX, adding a subscription capability that could help it...

  20. Fast FT

    April 28, 2016

    Viacom revenue dips on poor ratings

    Viacom’s revenue fell 3 per cent in its second quarter as the company saw declines in ratings and advertising revenues...

  21. April 22, 2016

    Viacom/Dish Network: Sign o’ the times

    To honour Prince upon his untimely death on Thursday, MTV cut its regular programming in favour of a marathon of the...

  22. March 28, 2016

    Georgia governor vetoes religious bill after corporate pressure

    Georgia’s governor has vetoed a contentious religious freedom bill viewed as anti-gay following pressure from US...

  23. March 24, 2016

    Hollywood threatens to boycott Georgia over ‘anti-gay’ bill

    Hollywood is threatening to boycott the US state of Georgia if a contentious bill viewed as anti-gay is signed into...

  24. March 7, 2016

    ComScore plunges after accounting review announced

    Shares in ComScore dropped more than 33 per cent on Monday after the US media measurement company, in which advertising...

  25. February 23, 2016

    Viacom in talks to sell stake in Paramount Pictures

    Viacom, the media group controlled by Sumner Redstone, has bowed to investor pressure and begun discussions with...

  26. Fast FT

    February 23, 2016

    Viacom in talks to sell minority stake in Paramount

    Viacom, the beleaguered media group controlled by Sumner Redstone, has bowed to shareholder pressure and begun...

  27. February 12, 2016

    Viacom leads rout of US media stocks as investors adjust focus

    US media executives could be forgiven for feeling a pang of déja-vu this week. Just six months after a slump erased...

  28. Fast FT

    February 11, 2016

    CBS revenue rises driven by licenses and fees

    CBS reported stronger than expected revenue in the fourth quarter, buoyed by growth in advertising, international...

  29. February 11, 2016

    Viacom chief takes centre stage in Sumner Redstone drama

    Hollywood screenwriters seeking inspiration for their next film should turn their attention to a rollicking real-life...

  30. February 10, 2016

    US media: proof of life

    Having taken the nastiest plunge of the big US media groups, leave it to Viacom to seek a rapid youthful makeover. Last...

  31. February 10, 2016

    Time Warner shares punished over cord-cutting fears

    Investors pummeled Time Warner shares, as the owner of CNN and HBO reported it had lost subscribers at some of its...

  32. February 9, 2016

    Viacom shares tumble as Dauman defends record

    Viacom shares tumbled more than 20 per cent on Wednesday on concerns that the owner of Paramount Pictures and cable...

  33. Tech blog

    February 9, 2016

    #techFT - Google's $200m man

    Google’s Sundar Pichai has topped every CEO in America with his $199m in compensation, Africa has its first unicorn and...

  34. Fast FT

    February 9, 2016

    Shrinking ad sales hit Viacom profits

    Viacom revenues and profits fell in the quarter as the media group, which owns the Paramount movie studio and cable...

  35. Tech blog

    February 5, 2016

    #techFT - Redstone drama is a Viacom production

    The fight for control of Sumner Redstone’s media companies would make a great TV drama, there’s a Game of Phones going...

  36. February 4, 2016

    Philippe Dauman prevails in Viacom board battle

    Viacom has named Philippe Dauman, its chief executive, to replace Sumner Redstone as executive chairman, over the...

  37. February 4, 2016

    Succession battle engulfs Sumner Redstone’s media empire

    A battle over the future of Sumner Redstone’s media empire that was playing out in Hollywood whispers has burst into...

  38. Fast FT

    February 4, 2016

    Viacom picks Dauman as successor to Redstone

    Sumner Redstone, the 92-year old billionaire who stepped down as chairman of CBS late on Wednesday, has been replaced...

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