Viacom Inc. operates as an entertainment content company. The company creates television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, applications (apps), games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in 180 countries. Segments The company operates through two segments, Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. Media Networks segment This segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors and retailers. The company creates, acquires, and distributes programming and other content for its audiences across multiple platforms, which allows its audiences to engage and interact with its content in various ways, such as through traditional cable and satellite distribution, on connected TVs, PCs, tablets, and other mobile devices, as well as using apps, browsers, and other interfaces. Viacom Media Networks operates the company’s media networks businesses through three brand groups, such as Music & Entertainment, Kids & Family and BET Networks. Viacom Media Networks and its international operations reach approximately 510 million households in 180 countries and through 43 languages worldwide, through approximately 250 locally programmed and operated TV channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, SPIKE, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, among others. Viacom Media Networks also provides online, mobile, and app experiences. This segment includes three brand groups, such as Music & Entertainment, Kids & Family, and BET Networks, which operate as Viacom Media Networks. Viacom Media Networks operates the company’s media networks businesses in the United States and internationally. Media Networks Properties Viacom Media Networks’ online properties collectively averaged approximately 56.4 million visitors per month domestically during the quarter ended September 30, 2015. Viacom Media Networks, through Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), operates the international extensions of the company’s multimedia brands, such as MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and SPIKE, certain program services created specifically for international and/or non-English speaking audiences, such as the Paramount Channel and Colors in India, and British public service broadcaster Channel 5, one of the U.K. broadcasting’s premier brands. Music & Entertainment The Music & Entertainment group includes brands, content and services that generally target music-lovers, youth and young adults in varying portions of the 12-34 demographic, male audiences in the 18-49 demographic, and gays, lesbians, and their families and friends. The company’s principal properties in this group comprise: Comedy Central Comedy Central, whose programs garnered 26 Emmy nominations and 8 Emmy awards in 2015, is a primary destination for comedic talent and all things comedy, featuring ‘fake news’ programs, stand-up and sketch comedy, sitcoms and animated programming. Comedy Central also operates a live comedy touring business. Comedy Central reached approximately 92.4 million domestic television households in September 2015 and approximately 264.5 million households in approximately 122 countries worldwide. Comedy Central’s online, mobile and app experiences include comedycentral.com, a major online video platform featuring exclusive Comedy Central content; Jokes.com; and various apps, such as CC: Stand Up and Comedy Central’s ‘TV Everywhere’ app, which offers full episodes of its shows the day after they air and stand-up specials, among other content. In the quarter ended September 30, 2015, the Comedy Central online properties averaged approximately 10.8 million monthly visitors and approximately 41 million content video streams each month. As of September 30, 2015, the Comedy Central ‘TV Everywhere’ app had been downloaded approximately 5.2 million times. MTV MTV is a major global brand, multimedia destination and content producer targeting the millennial generation. MTV offers content
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