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President & CEO

Robert M. Bakish

CEO Approval Rating

74/100

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The Walt Disney Company is Viacom's top competitor. The Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Walt Disney Company competes in the Movies & Entertainment field. The Walt Disney Company generates $48B more revenue than Viacom.

Comcast is perceived as one of Viacom's biggest rivals. Comcast's headquarters is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was founded in 1963. Like Viacom, Comcast also competes in the Broadcasting industry. Comcast generates 813% of Viacom's revenue.

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Viacom Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Pluto, Inc.

Jan 2019

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$340M
Pluto TV is a free online television streaming platform that broadcasts movies, entertainment shows, sports and news live channels.
AwesomenessTV Holdings, LLC

Jul 2018

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$300M
Awesomeness is a media and entertainment company that offers digital content such as videos and news for younger audiences.
VidCon, LLC

Feb 2018

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undisclosed
VidCon is a video platform that provides multi-genre online video conference services.
WhoSay, Inc.

Jan 2018

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undisclosed
WhoSay is an influencer-marketing agency that offers social media campaigns, content distribution and analytics to advertisers and brands.

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LCN 49, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.

Sep 2017

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undisclosed
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These are all the companies that Viacom has acquired. Viacom has acquired 9 companies and its latest acquisition was Pluto, Inc. in Jan 2019. Pluto TV is a free online television streaming platform that broadcasts movies, entertainment shows, sports and news live channels.

Viacom Funding History

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Viacom Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

Pocketwatch is a media and entertainment company that produces small screen videos, interactive games and entertainment content for kids.
$15M
Jul 01, 2018
Series B
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Philo is an internet Television platform that allows users to watch live TV shows and record video content on connected devices.
$41.4M
Jun 13, 2018
Series C
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Philo is an internet Television platform that allows users to watch live TV shows and record video content on connected devices.
$25M
Nov 13, 2017
Equity
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Ananey Communications is a media company that produces and distributes contents for drama, comedy, game shows and documentaries.
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Jan 11, 2017
Equity
Apr 01, 2020
Defy Media creates and distributes videos in the areas of comedy, entertainment, gaming and lifestyle.
$70M
Sep 12, 2016
Series B
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These are all the companies that Viacom has invested in. Viacom has invested 9 companies and its latest investment was Pluto, Inc. in Jan 2019. Pluto TV is a free online television streaming platform that broadcasts movies, entertainment shows, sports and news live channels.

Viacom News

December 3, 2020NewsOk

MTV Entertainment commits $250 million to diversify reality

LOS ANGELES (AP) - MTV Entertainment Group says it's making a $250 million commitment to spur reality... See more »
October 20, 2020C21Media

ViacomCBS grows Knight's inclusion role

ViacomCBS has promoted London-based Wincie Knight to VP of global inclusion strategy at ViacomCBS Net... See more »
September 23, 2020Variety

ViacomCBS E&Y Group, Multiple Top Producers Partner on Program for First Time BIPOC, Women Directors (EXCLUSIVE)

ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group has established the First Time Directors program for BIPOC and ... See more »
September 15, 2020Law 360

Viacom Investors Say Redstone Pushed Merger For CEO Pick

Media empire scion Shari Redstone used a controlling shareholder stake to push through an unfair $30 ... See more »
August 12, 2020Tubefilter

VidCon Now, Which Has Registered 50,000 Virtual Viewers, Announces Singing Competition

The next tentpole event that VidCon will host as part of its first-ever virtual outing, VidCon Now, i... See more »
July 8, 2020TVNewsCheck

Darren Star, ViacomCBS Strike Overall Deal

Darren Star is extending his relationship with ViacomCBS after inking an overall deal with the compan... See more »
July 1, 2020United Press International

Peacock inks deal with ViacomCBS, acquires 'Charmed,' 'Ray Donovan'

NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS have come to terms on a deal to bring television shows such as the origina... See more »

Viacom Blogs

September 10, 2018Viacom Blog

Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos Details Studio's "Renaissance"

Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos appeared last week at the Bank of America Merrill ... See more »
September 5, 2018Viacom Blog

VH1 Senior Social Media Coordinator Chuck Johnson Lives His New York City Dream at Viacom

Chuck Johnson interned on the VH1 Consumer Marketing team in the fall semester of 2013, and the VH1 P... See more »
August 31, 2018Viacom Blog

"Yellowstone" Most-Watched Cable TV Series of the Summer, Drives Millions of Digital Views

Paramount Network has hit a goldmine with scripted series Yellowstone, drawing the second-highest num... See more »
August 29, 2018Viacom Blog

Viacom Intern to Full-Time: MTV Integrated Marketing Coordinator Nathan Pearson

Nathan Pearson interned in MTV's Integrated Marketing department during the fall semester of 2015. He... See more »
August 20, 2018Viacom Blog

Awesomeness' Netflix Romcom Showcases Viacom's Digital, Premium Content Strategies

It's a worst-nightmare-come-to-life scenario for teenage Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor): five fawning ... See more »
August 10, 2018Viacom Blog

Sherlock Gnomes Tracks Down Free Screening for Local Youth

Rather than heading home to relax in air-conditioned apartments or neighborhood bars after work on We... See more »
August 8, 2018Viacom Blog

August Insights Digest: Global Social Media Use, U.S. Kids' Purchasing Power and More

This time we have an update on the "Hierarchy of Screens," a video about global social media use, Ame... See more »

Viacom Press Releases

December 10, 2019centralcharts

Molotov and Viacom Announce a Multi-annual Partnership

Molotov and Viacom Announce a Multi-annual Partnership PR Newswire PARIS, Dec.10, 2019 PARIS , Dec.10... See more »
May 9, 2019Business Wire

Viacom CFO Wade Davis to Participate in the MoffettNathanson 6th Annual Media & Communications Summit

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viacom CFO Wade Davis to Participate in the MoffettNathanson 6th Annual Me... See more »
May 7, 2019Business Wire

Sheila Nevins Joins MTV Studios to Launch MTV Documentary Films

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB), today announced that Sheila Nevins - ... See more »
May 7, 2019StreetInsider

Sheila Nevins Joins MTV Studios to Launch MTV Documentary Films

MTV, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB), today announced that Sheila Nevins — the legendary producer who... See more »
May 7, 2019StreetInsider

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish to Participate in the 47th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications Conference

Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today announced that Bob Bakish, President and CEO, will participate ... See more »
April 29, 2019Business Wire

Viacom Expands Digital Footprint at 2019 NewFront

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--lt;a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%24VIAB&src=ctag" target="_blank"g... See more »
April 25, 2019Business Wire

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish to Participate in Milken Institute Global Conference 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viacom CEO Bob Bakish to Participate in Milken Institute 2019 Global Confe... See more »

Viacom Videos

February 4, 2021Viacom Youtube Channel

"Streaming On: Josh Line" on YOUTUBE

December 23, 2020Viacom Youtube Channel

"Culture+ Trends: 2020 Year in Review" on YOUTUBE

December 7, 2020Viacom Youtube Channel

"Culture+ Trends: Alt Aesthetics" on YOUTUBE

October 8, 2020Viacom Youtube Channel

"Culture + Trends: Chaotic Good" on YOUTUBE

October 22, 2019Viacom Youtube Channel

"A Tour of Tyler Perry Studios" on YOUTUBE

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Viacom Summary

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Overview

Viacom (NASDAQ, VIA) provides media and entertainment contents. It is home to the world's premier brands that connects with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries ...

CEO

Viacom's President & CEO, Robert M. Bakish, currently has an approval rating of 74%. Viacom's primary competitors are The Walt Disney Company, Warner Media & Comcast.

Website

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Frequently Asked Questions about Viacom

  1. When was Viacom founded?

    Viacom was founded in 1971
  2. Who is Viacom's CEO?

    Viacom's CEO is Robert M. Bakish
  3. How much revenue does Viacom generate?

    Viacom generates $12.8B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Viacom have?

    Viacom has historically raised $0 in funding
  5. Where is Viacom's headquarters?

    Viacom's headquarters is in New York New York, USA
  1. How many employees does Viacom have?

    Viacom has 10,400 employees
  2. What sector does Viacom operate in?

    Viacom is in Movies & Entertainment, Broadcasting
  3. Who are Viacom's competitors?

    Viacom's top competitors are The Walt Disney Company, Warner Media, Comcast
  4. Who has Viacom invested in?

    Viacom's has invested in companies such as Pocket.watch, Philo, Inc., Philo, Inc.