Viacom's Competitors, Revenue, Number of Employees, Funding and Acquisitions

Viacom operates as an entertainment media company that offers television programs and motion pictures.

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Based on data from Viacom's latest SEC filings

Annual Revenue

Based on data from Viacom's latest SEC filings

Employees

Robert M. Bakish's photo - President & CEO of Viacom

President & CEO

Robert M. Bakish

CEO Approval Rating

77/100

OVERVIEW

Founded:

1971

Headquarters:

New YorkNew York

Status:

PublicSubsidiary of CBS CorporationNASDAQVIA

Industry Sector:

Movies & Entertainment

Broadcasting

SIC Code:

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Competitive Analysis

TOP COMPETITORS OR ALTERNATIVES

Disney is Viacom's top competitor. Disney was founded in 1923 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Disney competes in the Movies & Entertainment field. Disney generates $46.5B more revenue than Viacom.

Warner Media is perceived as one of Viacom's biggest rivals. Warner Media's headquarters is in New York, New York, and was founded in 1990. Like Viacom, Warner Media also competes in the Movies & Entertainment industry. Warner Media generates 244% of Viacom's revenue.

Comcast is one of Viacom's top competitors. Comcast is a Public company that was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1963. Like Viacom, Comcast also competes in the Broadcasting field. Comcast has 173,600 more employees vs. Viacom.

RANK

COMPANY

LEADERSHIP

CEO SCORE

EMPLOYEES

TOTAL FUNDING

REVENUE

Robert M. Bakish

President & CEO

- -
10,400
$0
$12.9B
1

Robert A. Iger

Chairman & CEO

90/100
201,000
- -
$64.8B
2

John Stankey

CEO

91/100
25,000
$760.7M
$31.5B
3

Brian L. Roberts

Chairman & CEO

59/100
184,000
$3M
$103.7B
4

Robert Thomson

CEO

55/100
28,000
$2.8B
$10.1B
5

David M. Zaslav

President & CEO

65/100
9,000
- -
$11B
6

James Murdoch

CEO

67/100
22,400
- -
$31B
7

Ann Sarnoff

Chairman & CEO

82/100
10,000
- -
$13.9B
8

Stephen B. Burke

CEO

52/100
64,000
- -
$32.9B
9

Sohn Kyung Shik

CEO

74/100
7,700
- -
$27.6B
10

Tony Vinciquerra

Chairman & CEO

82/100
9,800
- -
$8.9B

Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$12.9B

Viacom's revenue is the ranked 8th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 31.7B. Over the last four quarters, Viacom's revenue has decreased by 3.7%. Specifically, in Q2 2019's revenue was $3.4B; in Q1 2019, it was $3B; in Q4 2018, it was $3.1B; in Q3 2018, Viacom's revenue was $3.5B.

Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
Pluto TV

Jan 2019

Source »
$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

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

Feb 2018

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

Jan 2018

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

-

-

Sep 2017

Source »
undisclosed
-

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

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 17, 2018
Series B
-
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
-
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
-
Ananey content is a producer and pay-television​ provider that specializes in channel production and representation.
-
Jan 11, 2017
Equity
-
Defy Media creates and distributes videos in the areas of comedy, entertainment, gaming and lifestyle.
$70M
Sep 12, 2016
Series B
-

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

Viacom News

October 16, 2019TBI Vision

VIMN promotes Jill Offman for Viacom International Studios UK's scripted push

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has promoted Jill Offman to an expanded position at its gl... See more »
October 16, 2019Zacks

Why the Earnings Surprise Streak Could Continue for Viacom (VIAB)

Viacom (VIAB) has an impressive earnings surprise history and currently possesses the right combinati... See more »
October 16, 2019Forbes

Viacom International Media Networks' Dave Lynn On Globalization And Whether TV Is Dying (No)

Interview: Viacom International Media Networks President and CEO Dave Lynn discusses marketing U.S. s... See more »
October 16, 2019Forbes

Viacom's UK Studio Expands To Embrace Scripted Content, Too

Viacom's Viacom International Media Networks' VIS U.K. has five co-productions underway, introduced a... See more »
October 15, 2019C21Media

VIMN, Youku link up at Mipcom

MIPCOM: Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is collaborating with Youku, the video streaming p... See more »
October 15, 2019Law 360

CBS Investor Sues In Del. Court Over Viacom Merger Details

A CBS Corp. stockholder and public employee pension fund on Tuesday accused the company of refusing t... 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

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 »
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 »
April 9, 2019Business Wire

Viacom Inc. to Report Quarterly Financial Results on May 10, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) announced today that on Friday, May 10, 20... See more »
February 14, 2019PR Newswire

Alpha Group Celebrates Spongebob Squarepants' 20th Anniversary With Fresh Line Of Imaginative, Unique Toys

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "Are you ready kids?" Just in time for the 20th ann... See more »
January 9, 2019Business Wire

Viacom Inc. to Report Quarterly Financial Results on February 5, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Viacom Inc. to Report Quarterly Financial Results on February 5, 2019... See more »
December 28, 2018PR NewsWire Sys-Con Media

iQIYI Announces Addition of Online Picture Books to QiBubble Children's Entertainment Platform

BEIJING, Dec. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- iQIYI Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) ("iQIYI" or the "Company"), an innovat... See more »

Viacom Videos

January 23, 2019Viacom Youtube Channel

"The Power of Pluto TV" on YOUTUBE

January 16, 2019Viacom Youtube Channel

"Bob Bakish on CNBC - 1/9/2019" on YOUTUBE

November 15, 2018Viacom Youtube Channel

"We Are Viacom" on YOUTUBE

October 10, 2018Viacom Vimeo Channel

"Viacommunity VMA Correspondent Alana Doyle On the Pink Carpet" on VIMEO

Cast: ViacomTags: Corporate Social Responsibility, interns, Viacom, VMAs, MTV, work goals and campus... See more »
September 12, 2018Viacom Vimeo Channel

"Rave Review: Viacom Wins 7 Creative Arts Emmys" on VIMEO

Cast: ViacomTags: Emmys, Viacom, media, entertainment, RuPaul, VH1, Paramount TV, Comedy Central, The... See more »

Social Statistics

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Summary

ABOUT

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 77%. Viacom's primary competitors are Disney, Warner Media & Comcast.

Website

viacom.com

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 $12.9B 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 Disney, Warner Media, Comcast
  4. Who has Viacom invested in?

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