TV production

Founded: Jan 1971

New York, United States

NYSE:VIA

Media  Publishing 

Viacom, short for “Video & Audio Communications”, is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution with Paramount Motion Pictures Group.

The new Viacom conglomerate was finalized in September of 2006 is considered to be the “high-growth” side of the much larger former Viacom. The former Viacom was renamed CBS Corporation, from which this firm was split off on December 31, 2005.