Viacom Inc



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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. August 7, 2015

    ‘Media implosion’ spreads to European groups hit by streaming

    It is a golden age to watch US television — and a nightmare week to invest in it. On Wednesday alone $37bn was wiped...

  24. August 6, 2015

    Weak Viacom revenues deepen media slump

    Viacom shares fell by more than 14 per cent on another dark day for US media companies as the owner of Comedy Central,...

  25. August 6, 2015

    Keurig shares tumble 30% after reduced sales and earnings outlook

    Keurig Green Mountain investors were left with a cold brew after the company took an axe to its full-year outlook and...

  26. August 5, 2015

    Strong profit performance lifts Priceline

    A rise in overseas bookings, despite renewed strength in the US dollar, helped Priceline report better than expected...

  27. June 11, 2015

    21st Century Fox: the sons also rise

    At least there will be no Sumner Redstone redux at 21st Century Fox. The 90-something chairman of CBS and Viacom has...

  28. May 19, 2015

    George Lucas makes $2.2bn paper profit on Walt Disney stake

    George Lucas has made a $2.2bn paper profit on the Walt Disney stock he received in exchange for the rights to Star...

  29. April 30, 2015

    Viacom: big blues

    The bear case against Viacom, in three letters: IBM. Both companies once had growing core businesses where customers...

  30. April 7, 2015

    Viacom punished after taking $785m charge

    Viacom’s massive writedown sparked hefty selling from investors, while the broader US market was modestly lower on...

  31. April 3, 2015

    The funny thing about American comedy

    A lot of things are going wrong in the US nowadays. Washington does not work and Wall Street can’t change. The seas are...

  32. March 30, 2015

    Comedy Central taps Trevor Noah to host ‘The Daily Show’

    Comedy Central has tapped Trevor Noah, a South African comedian who is little known in the US, to succeed Jon Stewart...

  33. March 17, 2015

    Apple: unbundle of joy

    Dealing with the Hollywood jet set seems glamorous at first. But once the stardust settles, their demands become...

  34. February 22, 2015

    Broadcasters fear falling revenues as viewers switch to on-demand TV

    With YouTube to watch, Instagram pictures to take and Facebook, Snapchat and other social media platforms to explore, a...

  35. February 16, 2015

    CBS: radio silence

    Is the most intriguing dealmaking at CBS about radio, not television? TV has been the centre of attention recently,...

  36. February 11, 2015

    Stewart and Williams show talent task facing media groups

    If investors in media companies needed any reminder of the challenges involved in managing leading talent, they got two...

  37. February 11, 2015

    Jon Stewart to quit The Daily Show

    Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show, the satirical Comedy Central news programme that he has turned into a staple of...

  38. January 29, 2015

    Wall Street considers CBS and Viacom without Sumner Redstone

    If the US’s most enduring media moguls were to meet for dinner one evening, there would have to be a prime place at the...

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