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Viacom Inc.


  • [Viacom Inc. was an American media conglomerate. Originally established as CBS Films, Inc., it was spun off as an indepedent company in 1971. The company acquired Paramount Communications in 1994 and the CBS Corporation in 2000. In 2005 the company split to form a newly incorporated Viacom Inc. and an independent CBS Corporation.]

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    • Associated Locale

        New York, N.Y.
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    • Field of Activity

        Television program production
          Television program distribution
            Motion picture production
              Motion picture distribution
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            • found: U.S. Cong. Senate. Comm. on the Judiciary. Subcom. on Antitrust, Business Rights, and Competition. The Viacom/CBS merger, media competition and consolidation in the new millennium, hearing ... 2001:p. 1 (Viacom was spun off as a small unit of CBS approx. 30 yrs. ago; now preparing to buy its parent company) p. 10 (Viacom Inc.)
            • found: Its web site, May 22, 2001:at About Viacom, at The facts (Viacom Inc.)
            • found: Viacom website, via WWW, Feb. 6, 2013(Viacom; spun off of CBS on June 4, 1971; 83 percent stake of company purchased by National Amusements, Inc. in 1987; merges with Paramount Communications Inc. in 1994; merges with CBS Corporation in 2000; Viacom Inc. spun off in 2005, remaining portions of company renamed CBS Corporation; all mentions of "Viacom Inc." in events occurring prior to December 31, 2005, refer to the former Viacom Inc. On December 31, 2005, the former Viacom Inc. was separated into two publicly traded entities, creating a new company called "Viacom Inc." The existing company changed its name upon the separation to "CBS Corporation.")
            • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, Feb. 6, 2013(Viacom (1971-2004); American media conglomerate; effective December 31, 2005, this corporate entity changed its name to CBS Corporation; the present firm known as Viacom was also established at that date and is a new spin-off company created during the CBS-Viacom split; founded May 3, 1971; dissolved Jan. 3, 2006; headquarters in New York, N.Y.; owners: CBS (1970-1973), independent (1973-1986), National Amusements (1986-2005); previously known as CBS Films, Inc. (est. 1952)
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            • [Viacom Inc. was an American media conglomerate. Originally established as CBS Films, Inc., it was spun off as an indepedent company in 1971. The company acquired Paramount Communications in 1994 and the CBS Corporation in 2000. In 2005 the company split to form a newly incorporated Viacom Inc. and an independent CBS Corporation.]
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            • 2001-05-22: new
            • 2013-02-09: revised
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