Viacom Inc



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  1. 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...

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    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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. February 3, 2016

    Sumner Redstone steps down as CBS chairman

    Sumner Redstone has stepped down as chairman of CBS amid growing concerns about his health. The 92-year-old billionaire...

  20. Fast FT

    February 3, 2016

    Sumner Redstone steps down as CBS chair

    CBS, the US media company, has named chief executive Leslie Moonves its next chairman as Sumner Redstone steps down...

  21. January 13, 2016

    Indian comedian jailed after mocking guru

    An Indian comedian was jailed for two weeks on Wednesday after he appeared to mimic a motorcycle-riding religious guru,...

  22. January 6, 2016

    CES 2016: Nielsen calls for new audience measures

    The media industry must adopt a common measurement system for content that appears on television, smartphones and other...

  23. December 23, 2015

    US media companies hit by viewer switch to online services

    A great switch-off is under way on US primetime television with a majority of cable channels losing viewers in 2015, a...

  24. December 3, 2015

    Viacom urged to sell stake in Paramount to Alibaba

    The second-largest holder of voting shares in Viacom has urged Sumner Redstone’s media group to sell a stake in its...

  25. November 27, 2015

    ESPN cord-cutting punishes Disney shares

    On a quiet Friday in US markets, Walt Disney shares were on the move after the company disclosed it lost 3m ESPN...

  26. Tech blog

    November 27, 2015

    #techFT - Google's streaming app hack

    Google has found a clever way to maintain its relevance on mobile, Airbus has a Thunderbird 2 idea for planes in years...

  27. November 26, 2015

    Viacom’s Sumner Redstone in ‘accelerated mental decline’

    A US legal claim has painted a stark picture of the mental and physical health of Sumner Redstone, in effect...

  28. November 12, 2015

    John Malone: give him Liberty

    Chess moves rarely make sense until four or five subsequent ones have been executed. By that time, checkmate often...

  29. October 20, 2015

    China’s SinoFortone to invest £100m in UK theme park

    SinoFortone, the Chinese infrastructure and investment company, has announced its intention to invest £100m in the...

  30. October 9, 2015

    Sumner Redstone, ailing media titan

    In its 1980s heyday, MTV was the coolest brand in media. The music video channel was name-checked in pop hits, helped...

  31. October 7, 2015

    UK TV: turn off

    The love of staring vacantly at a glowing screen is universal and eternal. But which screen receives the stares changes...

  32. October 5, 2015

    Viacom shares shrug off Goldman downgrade

    Viacom investors shrugged off bearish research from Goldman Sachs on Monday as the broader market started the week in a...

  33. September 30, 2015

    ComScore-Rentrak: measure for measure

    ComScore’s takeover of Rentrak has been long and eagerly anticipated by media and advertising companies, who like to...

  34. August 27, 2015

    TV networks face shaky future in changing media landscape

    Sharply falling stock markets have brought company valuations under renewed scrutiny but, for media groups, the...

  35. August 21, 2015

    US TV: over the top, under the gun

    There were good reasons to sell shares in US television companies (those that make programming and those that...

  36. August 20, 2015

    Gold miners climb on global macro fears

    Gold miners climbed on Thursday as the haven asset hit a five-week high, buoyed by investor concerns that the global...

  37. August 14, 2015

    TV flickers as viewers find new screens

    When 24m US viewers tuned in to watch Donald Trump slug it out with his rivals for the Republican presidential...

  38. August 11, 2015

    US says insider trading ring used hackers

    US authorities have charged nine people with being in a global hacking and insider-trading ring, alleging they made...

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