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NEW YORK, April 3 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Les Moonves seems to be giving Viacom the kiss-off. The CBS chairman and chief executive is pondering a bid at less than market value for the $12 billionMTV operator. That seems an unenthusiastic start - especially since the Redstone family, which ...
Reuters reports CBS will make an all-stock bid for Viacom below current its current valuation, meaning there could a long, tough road of merger negotiations ahead. Nvidia (NVDA): Shares are pulling higher, up around 2.0%. Bank of America Merrill Lynch reiterated its Buy rating and added the chipmaker ...

CBS Corp. is readying to make an initial merger proposal to Viacom in the coming days, according to a Bloomberg News report. Such a proposal would be the first step in bringing the two companies together again after their formal split in 2006. The reported offer is expected to include an ...
(CBS - Get Report) has prepared a low-ball bid to buy Viacom Inc. (VIAB - Get Report) , the owner of MTV and Nickelodeon, the Los Angeles Times reported. CBS' proposed all-stock offer -- which could come in the next few days -- was expected to place a lower valuation on Viacom than its current ...

Shares in CBS Corp. and Viacom were on the move in different directions Tuesday as the companies prepare to engage in what are sure to be arduous acquisition talks. A report Monday by Reuters that CBS intends to make a low-ball all-stock offer for Viacom -- valuing the company below its ...
Trevor Noah is likely to gain a berth wider than that provided by "The Daily Show" under a new content partnership he's struck with Viacom. Under terms of the agreement, Viacom will have exclusive "first look" rights on all projects developed by Noah and his production company, Day Zero ...
Board members from CBS Corp. and Viacom are expected to meet as soon as next week to begin discussions on the valuations of both companies for a possible merger. Executives at both media companies have been hip-deep in crunching numbers and preparing financial data to guide the ...
Tara Lachapelle writes: “CBS isn't safe from the industry's broad ratings pressure and subscriber declines, which is why scale is important. Viacom won't provide enough of it, but it will offer substantial cost-saving opportunities.” (Gadfly). • The analyst Rich Greenfield writes: “CBS needs far greater scale and ...
In simultaneously released statements, CBS and Viacom — which were part of the same company from 2000 to 2006 — said that their boards had created special committees of independent directors to “evaluate a potential combination.” Yet the companies cautioned that there could be “no assurance that ...
Viacom on Thursday launches a year-long series of public service announcements supporting the Association of National Advertisers' #SeeHer initiative, which aims to show a positive portrayal of women in media. The campaign is presented by sponsors including Johnson & Johnson Consumer and ...
TV18, the Mukesh Ambani-controlled media group, is to take operational and economic control of Viacom18, its Indian TV joint venture with U.S. media conglomerate Viacom. TV18 is paying $20 million to buy a 1% stake in Viacom18, raising its shareholding from 50% to 51%. The deal values the business ...
NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Viacom and CBS would be better back together. The Redstone family is mulling a $37 billion merger of the two media firms, which it originally split apart in 2006. Walt Disney's acquisition of parts of Twenty-First Century Fox may be why the idea, explored but ...
After a prolonged battle, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's $30 million period epic “Padmaavat” opened across most of India on Thursday. The film's release was accompanied by vandalism of malls and burning vehicles. The violence erupted amid claims by Hindu hard-liners that the film distorts history.
CBS Corp. and Viacom are being gently nudged back to the altar by controlling shareholder Shari Redstone. Time Warner continues to be a source of speculation amid uncertainty about the timing and outcome of the antitrust trial over its $85.4 billion merger with AT&T. Sony Pictures Entertainment has ...

It's a scenario that would have been unthinkable a year ago: a Viacom-CBS merger without Leslie Moonves at the helm. Yet insiders at both companies found it imaginable in recent days as Shari Redstone, faced with a time of breathtaking change in the industry, maneuvers to reunite the houses that her ...
CBS Corp. and Viacom are inching toward formally exploring a corporate reunion of the two halves of the Redstone media empire. There is less opposition within CBS Corp. this time around compared to the last attempt by CBS/Viacom vice chairman Shari Redstone to bring the two companies back ...
The discussion signifies a potential first step toward a recombination of CBS and Viacom. The boards of both companies have regularly scheduled meetings in the next couple of weeks and are expected to discuss the potential merger, the sources said. The discussion, which took place earlier this month, ...
The film has been mired in controversy over its apparent distortion of historical facts, which has led protestors to vandalize some cinemas ahead of its Thursday release. Viacom's Bollywood epic Padmaavat continues to spark controversy as it gears up for a worldwide release Thursday, with Paramount ...
A Wall Street Journal report this afternoon confirmed a story late last week that the former corporate siblings were again exploring a merger. An hour before the close of trading today, Viacom shares are up 2% to $31.96, given the perceived benefits of tying a cable-bundle-dependent company to the No.
That's not a huge surprise, given that when the reports broke on Friday, they also came with news that the companies weren't in active talks about a deal, even if Shari Redstone, who sits on the boards of both Viacom and CBS, is hoping that the two will reunite more than a decade after originally splitting up ...
National Amusement's Shari Redstone is pursuing a merger of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) and CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS), according to a report from TheWrap, citing multiple insiders. The time frame for any potential merger is unclear, but Redstone is actively moving in that direction after concluding that a ...
Viacom Inc. (VIAB) traded on unusually high volume on Jan. 12, as the stock gained 9.57% to close at $33.76. On the day, Viacom Inc. saw 12.56 million shares trade hands on 71,235 trades. Considering that the stock averages only a daily volume of 5.07 million shares a day over the last month, this ...
Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) and FunctionX (OTCMKTS:FNCX) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst ...
Viacom, which is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in cinema and cable television, was the S&P 500's top gainer on Thursday. After falling for two consecutive trading weeks, Viacom started this week on a weaker note and consolidated for the first three trading days. On Thursday ...
Viacom logo California State Teachers Retirement System cut its position in Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) by 3.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 643,671 shares of the company's stock after selling 24,981 shares during the period.
Shari Redstone wants to recombine CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. to better fortify the two medium-sized media companies at a time when other entertainment companies are scrambling to bulk up. There are no merger talks underway, three people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to publicly ...
Shares of both Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. rose noticeably Friday after a new report suggested the two companies, both controlled by the Redstone family, could once again be considering the prospect of merging. A report in The Wrap suggested Shari Redstone, president of the family's National ...
The Wrap reported shortly before the market closed on Friday that "Viacom and CBS vice-chairwoman Shari Redstone is pursuing a merger of the two media companies." The story cited "multiple insiders." Shares in both companies were basically flat until the story came out. Shares in Viacom (VIA) closed ...
In addition, Comcast (CMCSA) gained 2.2% after saying it expects the Super Bowl and Olympics to garner $1.4 billion in ad revenue for its NBC unit. That positive chatter, along with hopes for more M&A in the sector, helped boost Viacom higher. Viacom is flat year to date, although it's fallen more than 20% ...
Viacom's (VIAB) media networks segment continues to gain from MTV Network's ratings improvements. MTV, a global youth culture brand that creates original music and pop culture content, has witnessed double-digit growth in its ratings for the first time in six years. Such an improvement in ratings has ...
... and the cast of BET's biopic, The New Edition Story), Camila Cabello's EMA performance of Havana; and Missy Elliot's old-school rendering of her classic banger She's a Bitch at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors. Let's take another look at these phenomenal performances. Here are Billboard's top Viacom picks: ...
In a bid to expand its target audience group and boost its content portfolio, Viacom (VIAB) has decided to rebrand its male-oriented Spike in January 2018. The revamped channel will primarily target viewers aged 18 to 49. The rebranding of the new network may drive subscriber growth and strengthen ...
Viacom logo News headlines about Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of ...
Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB)'s price-to-sales ratio of 0.95 is creating a long-term opportunity in the value in its stock. The broad Entertainment – Diversified industry has an average P/S ratio of 713037.96, which is significantly worse than the sector's 2886.18. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down ...
Viacom logo Capital International Investors grew its position in Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB) by 19.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 8,761,721 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 1,418,000 shares during ...
Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) and Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) are both large-cap cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, ...
*In early 2017 Viacom and BET were hit with a discrimination and defamation lawsuit from a former executive, and a California federal judge denied their motions to dismiss the case. Zola Mashariki sued in March, claiming she was terminated while on medical leave for breast cancer treatment and alleging ...
Finally, a potential re-merger with CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) remains a theoretical possibility, but it is not clear why CBS would want to assume control of Viacom's cable assets, Nollen said. A merger is unlikely to occur at a premium to Viacom's stock price, as any upside to CBS' platform from Viacom's ...
Viacom media network MTV is teasing the launch of a new 'fitness and wellbeing' brand platform, dubbed MTV Fit. The entertainment channel is the latest brand to tap into the global social media-driven trend of eating well and exercising. MTV will also be taking advantage of health and fitness' prominence ...
Among the dance partners likely to take a twirl: Viacom, CBS, Sony, Lionsgate and MGM. And that's just on the content side — distributors, having taken 2017 off, are likely to tango in 2018, with Dish, Charter and Altice among the deal-inclined. “In a consolidation phase like this, this is a game of musical ...
Viacom early this year promoted David Lynn to the role of president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks. Based in London, but also regularly working out of New York, the former president of VIMN's operations in the U.K., Northern and Eastern Europe now has management oversight of all of ...
This cause appealed to The BEAT (our employee resource group focused on the African-American experience) as well as The Parenthood, which supports working parents at Viacom. APEX for Youth is an educational and mentorship program for low-income Asian and immigrant teens. Our resource group ...
Multiple sources told Deadline that early-stage conversations have happened not only involving Redstone but also between Viacom CEO Bob Bakish and CBS czar Leslie Moonves. The two execs are well-acquainted, as Bakish arrived at Viacom in 1997, just two years after Moonves got to CBS. They were ...
No, not Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez; CBS Corp. and Viacom. The companies's CEOs held an informal talk last week about a potential merger with the expectation that their respective boards will tackle it in greater depth soon enough. We've watched these two companies play footsy with each other for ...
Rumors are swirling that small media conglomerate Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIA) might become big media conglomerate Viacom, Inc. again, and it might be the thing that saves VIA stock. A little history is necessary here for contextual purposes. Viacom was once a massive American media conglomerate ...
Rumors of a merger of media giants Viacom and CBS fired up earlier this month with a report in The Wrap that said the companies—which were, once, one company—might get back together, combining their broadcast, cable and movie businesses into a single, more formidable, organization.
Viacom president-CEO Bob Bakish took in $20.3 million in salary, bonus and stock compensation for 2017, according to Viacom's proxy filing Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing details that Bakish earned $2.77 million in salary and a $7 million bonus last year. He received ...


 

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