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Sales 2011: $ 29.159 billion (€ 20.948 billion)

Viacom was split into two separate, listed companies at the beginning of 2006, each of which is controlled by the company patriarch Sumner Redstone through his holding National Amusements, Inc.: Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.

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The Viacom headquarters in New York. (& copy AP)

Viacom, previously a vertically integrated media group, was split into two separate, listed companies at the beginning of 2006, each of which is controlled by the company patriarch Sumner Redstone through his holding company National Amusements, Inc.: Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. In the new CBS group, the free TV business was primarily combined around the nationwide US network of the same name, TV production, as well as publishers and outdoor advertising. The cable broadcaster MTV, Nickelodeon and the Hollywood film studio Paramount continue to operate under the name Viacom (new Viacom). The media database is expected to list Viacom and CBS separately in the ranking from mid-2011.

Basic data

Headquarters CBS Corp .:
51 W. 52nd St., New York, NY 10019-6188, USA
Phone: 001-212-975-4321
Fax: 001-212-975-4516
Internet: www.cbscorporation.com

Branch: TV channels (free TV), radio, TV broadcasting stations, TV production, rights trading, amusement parks, outdoor advertising, book publishers
Legal form: Corporation
Fiscal year: 01.01. – 31.12.
Founding year: 1912 (Paramount Pictures), 1927 (CBS: initially Columbia Phonograph
Broadcasting System, later Columbia Broadcasting System)

Headquarters (new) Viacom Inc .:
1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA
Phone: 001-212-258-6000
Fax: 001-212-258-6464
Internet: www.viacom.com

Branch: Film, TV channels (free TV, pay TV), TV production, rights trading
Legal form: Corporation
Fiscal year: 01.10. – 30.09.
Founding year: 1970 (Viacom Inc.)


Managing directors

Management of CBS Corp .:
  • Leslie Moonves, President & CEO, CBS Corporation
  • Anthony G. Ambrosio, EVP, Human Resources and Administration, CBS Corporation
  • Louis J. Briskman, EVP & General Counsel, CBS Corporation
  • Martin D. Franks, EVP, Planning, Policy and Government Relations, CBS Corporation
  • Susan C. Gordon, SVP, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, CBS Corporation
  • Joseph R. Ianiello, SVP, Finance and Treasurer, CBS Corporation
  • Richard M. Jones, SVP & General Tax Counsel, CBS Corporation
  • David F. Poltrack, Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation, President, CBS Vision
  • Sumner M. Redstone, Chairman of the Board, Viacom; Chairman of the Board, CBS Corporation; Chairman of the Board and CEO, National Amusements, Inc.
  • Frederic G. Reynolds, EVP & CFO, CBS Corporation
  • Gil Schwartz, EVP, Corporate Communications, CBS Corporation
  • Martin M. Shea, EVP, Investor Relations, CBS Corporation
  • Angeline C. Straka, SVP, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary
  • Adam Townsend, Executive Vice President, Investor Relations, CBS Corporation
Board of Directors CBS Corp .:
  • Leslie Moonves
  • Sumner Redstone
  • Shari Redstone
  • David R. Andelmann
  • Joseph A. Califano Jr.
  • William S. Cohen
  • Gary L. Countryman
  • Charles K. Gifford
  • Leonard Goldberg
  • Bruce S. Gordon
  • Linda Griego
  • Arnold Kopelson
  • Doug Morris
  • Fred Salerno
Shareholder CBS Corp .: National Amusements, Inc. (77.4%, owned by Chairman Sumner M. Redstone), Mario J. Gabelli, Gabelli Asset Management, Inc. (7.2%), the rest: free float

Management (new) Viacom Inc .:
  • Phillipe Dauman, President & CEO
  • Thomas E. Dooley, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Financial Officer
  • Robert Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom International Media Networks
  • James Barge, Executive Vice President, Controller, Tax and Treasury
  • James Bombassei, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
  • Wade Davis, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Carl D. Folta, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications
  • Michael D. Fricklas, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Brad Gray, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • DeDe Lea, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs
  • Debra Lee, Chairman & Executive Officer, BET Networks
  • Judy McGrath, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, MTV Networks
  • Denise White, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Management Board (new) Viacom Inc .:
  • Sumner M. Redstone
  • Shari Redstone
  • George S. Abrams
  • Phillipe P. Dauman
  • Thomas E. Dooley
  • Alan C. Greenberg
  • Robert K. Kraft
  • Blythe J. McGarvie
  • Charles E. Phillips, Jr.
  • Frederic V. Salerno
  • William Schwartz
Shareholder (new) Viacom: National Amusements, Inc. (78.3%, owned by Chairman Sumner M. Redstone), Mario J. Gabelli / Gabelli Asset Management, Inc. (7.38%), the remainder free float