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 cable and satellite distribution; through over-the-top services, such as subscription video-on-demand (SVOD); on connected televisions, PCs, tablets, smartphones and other connected devices; using apps, browsers and other interfaces; and through various social media platforms. Viacom Media Networks operates the company’s media networks businesses through three brand groups, such as the Global Entertainment Group, the Nickelodeon Group and BET Networks. Viacom Media Networks conducts its global media networks operations, reaching approximately 530 million households in approximately 180 countries and approximately 40 languages worldwide, through approximately 250 locally programmed and operated television channels, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, SPIKE, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (in the United Kingdom (U.K.)), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel. Viacom Media Networks also operates branded experiences, including channels on streaming services and social media platforms, such as DIRECTV NOW and Snapchat Discover. In 2016, the company announced that the Global Entertainment Group had been established as a new brand group to combine Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), its former Music & Entertainment Group (which included MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Spike and Logo), as well as TV Land and CMT. The company also announced that its former Kids & Family Group would be reestablished as the Nickelodeon Group. Media Networks Properties During the quarter ended September 30, 2016, Viacom Media Networks’ online properties collectively averaged approximately 53.9 million unique visitors per month domestically. Viacom Media Networks, through 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 in various territories, Colors in India, and British public service broadcaster Channel 5, one of U.K. broadcasting’s premier brands. Global Entertainment Group The Global Entertainment Group offers brands, content, products and services that reach a group of adults and young adults worldwide who love comedy, music, pop culture and general entertainment. Domestic: The company’s principal U.S. properties in this group include: Comedy Central Comedy Central, whose programs garnered 18 Emmy nominations and 4 Emmy awards in 2016, is a major destination for comedic talent and all things comedy, featuring late night, sketch, scripted and animated series, along with stand-up specials and series. Comedy Central also produces nationwide stand-up tours and has its own record label. During 2016, Comedy Central sponsored the 13th annual New York Comedy Festival, re-launched Comedy Central Radio on SiriusXM and announced a new South Park game, The Fractured But Whole, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed South Park game The Stick of Truth. Programming highlights in 2016 included the reboot of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and series premieres of Idiotsitter, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser and Legends of Chamberlain Heights, along with new seasons of returning favorites, including South Park’s 20th season, Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City, Drunk History, Tosh.0, Workaho
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