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viacom inc-class b (VIAB) Details

Viacom Inc. operates as an entertainment content company in the United States and internationally. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, applications, games, consumer products, social media, and other entertainment content. It operates in two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products through approximately programmed and operated 230 TV channels, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, Channel 5, Tr3s, Paramount Channel, and VIVA, as well as through online, mobile, and apps. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires, and distributes motion pictures, television programming, and other entertainment content and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies, and Paramount Television brands; and exhibits the motion pictures theatrically. The company also sells content through download-to-own, download-to-rent, DVDs and Blu-ray discs, video-on-demand, pay television and subscription video-on-demand, streaming, broadcast television, basic cable television, and syndicated television, as well as other exhibitors, such as airlines and hotels. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.

9,900 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/13/14

viacom inc-class b (VIAB) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-In...
Total Annual Compensation: $3.9M
Founder and Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $1.9M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Operating Officer, Senior Executive Vic...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.9M
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.3M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

viacom inc-class b (VIAB) Key Developments

Viacom Announces Reorganization Plans

Viacom said that it plans unspecified "workforce reductions" as part of a wide-ranging reorganization to help improvement of its financial performance in the face of increasing competition. Viacom said it was unveiling a "strategic realignment, including initiatives designed to promote greater cross-brand collaboration, focus on new growth areas, and improve operational efficiency and financial performance". Viacom will set aside $785 million for the reorganization to cover the costs of job cuts and writing down the value of "underperforming" assets. These changes will result in annualized savings of some $350 million. Viacom is reorganizing three of its domestic network groups into two new organizations, in a shift to realign sales, marketing, creative and support functions. The company is also reallocating resources "to expand its capabilities in critical business areas including data analysis, technology development and consumer insights, reflecting the rapidly changing media marketplace, shifting consumer behavior and evolving measurement practices". The new investment in technology could help Viacom compete with firms like Netflix, which gather vast amounts of data on viewing habits to help deliver programs most sought by consumers.

Viacom Seeks Acquisitions

Viacom, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VIAB) is looking for acquisitions. Viacom plans for strategic acquisitions in the current fiscal year to be up to approximately $400 million.

International Big Companies Could Snap Up TV3

International broadcasters and telecoms companies could be interested in acquiring TV3 Television Network Limited, which is expected to go on the block after receiving takeover approaches. The Sunday Business Post last week revealed that TV3 had received several unsolicited bids recently. TV3 could fetch up to €140 million, or more than two and a half times its annual revenue. Viacom, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VIAB) Liberty Global plc (NasdaqGS:LBTY.A) and Communicorp Corp. could be possible buyers of the broadcaster.


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Price/Sales 2.0x
Price/Book 8.4x
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