1. VIAB:NSQ

    Viacom Inc

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    40.39

    Today's change

    -0.38 / -0.93%

    1 year change

    -50.23%

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. April 30, 2015

    Viacom: big blues

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

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. January 28, 2015

    Channel 5 attacks Omnicom in letter to ad group’s clients

    Channel 5 has attacked Omnicom in a letter to dozens of the advertising group’s clients in the UK, urging them to...

  21. January 14, 2015

    The prudent mogul breaks up his empire

    There comes a time in most people’s lives, usually very late in the lives of self-made billionaires, when they settle...

  22. January 4, 2015

    TV Advertising: Very mad men

    Kill the messenger. That might be an extreme reaction for America’s television networks, who have a grievance with...

  23. November 17, 2014

    Cheaper oil energises US consumer stocks

    One of this year’s most maligned stock market sectors has finally found its spark – helped by sliding oil prices. US...

  24. November 5, 2014

    CBS takes 24-hour news battle online

    CBS will launch a 24-hour digital news channel on Thursday as the US broadcaster behind the Big Bang Theory shifts its...

  25. October 12, 2014

    YouTube’s ads on unauthorised content pay off

    YouTube has hit $1bn in payments to companies that participate in a programme that sells advertising on user-generated...

  26. September 21, 2014

    Disney eyes bigger picture with Bollywood link

    To promote last week’s release of Khoobsurat, a Bollywood film produced by Disney’s Indian subsidiary, actress Sonam...

  27. September 18, 2014

    Sony looks to PlayStation to ride to the rescue

    Sony’s pullback in the global smartphone battle offers one silver lining. Now, it can at least focus on the remaining...

  28. August 29, 2014

    Vice Media nears sale of stake to A&E

    Vice Media is finalising the sale of a 10 per cent stake to A&E Networks, the cable television group jointly owned by...

  29. August 24, 2014

    US TV-advert buyers hold back as viewers move online

    From True Detective’s Matthew McConaughey to Robin Wright from House of Cards, the stars of US television will be back...

  30. August 21, 2014

    US TV takeovers threaten UK creative economy, says C4 chief

    US takeovers of British television companies are threatening the UK’s creative economy, a leading industry figure has...

  31. July 17, 2014

    US media: Who else might be in play?

    What Murdoch would be getting Rupert Murdoch has tried to buy Time Warner for $80bn, but 21st Century Fox is not the...

  32. May 30, 2014

    Ambani’s Reliance Industries poised to win $677m India TV deal

    India’s richest man is set to take control of one of the country’s most powerful media companies, as Mukesh Ambani’s...

  33. May 2, 2014

    Content king Redstone comes to UK shores

    Sumner Redstone does not do deals very often. But when he does, he tends to make a splash. The nonagenarian billionaire...

  34. May 1, 2014

    Desmond considers uses for £450m Viacom cheque

    Finally Richard Desmond’s cheque is in the post. After promising to sell one media business after another at a sizeable...

  35. May 1, 2014

    Viacom explores new territory with Channel 5 acquisition

    Channel 5, say hello to Viacom’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With...

  36. April 30, 2014

    Viacom to buy Channel 5 from Northern & Shell Media for £450m

    Richard Desmond has agreed to sell UK broadcaster Channel 5 to US group Viacom for £450m, in a move that will see him...

  37. April 10, 2014

    Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

    CBS has moved quickly to fill one of the most important slots in its TV schedule by hiring Stephen Colbert to replace...

  38. April 3, 2014

    Channel 5 bidders question broadcaster’s valuation

    A war of words has broken out over the valuation of Channel 5, ahead of this month’s deadline for second-round bids for...

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