Viacom (Viacom.com) - Video and Audio Communications
Viacom.com is a media cumulate based in America. It is involved in cable and television networks, movie production and distribution. Viacom was earlier called CBS Corporation. Viacom.com includes brands like MTV, MTV Networks, Famous Music, Spike TV, Comedy Central and more than 120 networks around the world. Paramount Home Entertainment and Paramount Pictures are the major creators of contents and programming across multiple media platforms. The company yields admirable returns to their stockholders, announces growth regularly and provides the required entertainment to their customers. Company is headed by the chairman Summer Redstone and is the chief shareholder.
Viacom.com - Acquisitions
Viacom.com proclaimed the purchase of Neopets in June, 2005 which is a virtual pet website. Paramount attainment of DreamWorks was long awaited and by then Viacom.com procured Xfire. Viacom announced its purchase of Atom Entertainment for nearly $201 million. Viacom.com has also announced its control over Harmonix a game developer company for $175. Viacom offered free online access to their products by a distributor named Silicon Valley. A joint venture was also established between Viacom and Global Broadcast News, an Indian media company. Viacom.com filed a lawsuit against Google and YouTube for copyright offense and as a result YouTube removed 100,000 videos from its website.
Viacom.com - Business
Viacom company also owns an auxiliary Viacom International Inc which is related with Viacom's corporate website and its cable networks. A number of resources that the company owns are Film Production and Distribution, Television Networks, Video Gaming, Television production and Distribution etc. A number of brands that the company supports include Atom Entertainment which creates online games and animation films, BET which provides quality entertainment, College Publisher which is the biggest network of online college newspapers and includes numerous campus publications and a registration of nearly 5 million students, comedy central which provides the comedy service to more than 87 million viewers, country music television which provides music to its customers, Game Trailers which provides the broadband video game content, IFILM, one of the central video-entertainment target on the Web, with one of the largest collections of viral and user-generated video, along with channels of the best short films, TV clips, music videos and action sports, MUSIC TELEVISION, which is the world's largest television network and the dominant multimedia label for youth. MTV is also the World's Most Valuable Media Brand for the 6th year in a row, according to Interbrand/Business Week 2005 survey, "The World's Most Valuable Brands". NeoPets, Inc., a global media and entertainment company, holds and manages Neopets.com, one of the world's leading online youth communities. Nickelodeon is the number-one entertainment tag for kids. It has built a distinct, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company mixes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is in more than 89 million homes and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for more than ten successive years.
Viacom.com's aim is to be the principal, leading Entertainment Company across multiple digital media platforms. To attain the goal and to retain the increase, Viacom.com concentrates on customers, refines the existing labels, produces new brands and executes on multi-platform approach. Viacom.com attempts to take advantage of their creative ability and grows the relationships with their distributors and advertisers. It is providing prominent norms of standards to media industry throughout the world. Viacom.com has acquired a competent set of embodied governance customs. These directives ensure an enlightened and self-reliant Board of Directors, one that administers and holds the board responsible in building shareholder assets.