Viacom is a multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in cinema and cable television. The Company operates through two reporting segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors and retailers. Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires and distributes motion pictures, television programming and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films and Paramount Television brands. Viacom creates, acquires and distributes programming and other content for its audiences across multiple platforms, which allows the audiences to engage and interact with the content in a variety of ways: through cable and satellite distribution; through over-the-top services, such as subscription video-on-demand; on connected televisions, PCs, tablets, smartphones and other connected devices; using apps, browsers and other interfaces; and through a variety of social media platforms.

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New York, US
Size (employees)
10,750 (est)+16%
Viacom was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, US
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Key People/Management at Viacom

Robert Bakish

Robert Bakish

President and CEO, Viacom Inc
Kent Alterman

Kent Alterman

President, Comedy Central
James Bombassei

James Bombassei

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer
Christa A. DAlimonte

Christa A. DAlimonte

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Wade Davis

Wade Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Kelly Day

Kelly Day

President, Viacom Digital Studios
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Viacom Office Locations

Viacom has offices in Washington, Secacus, San Francisco, Orlando and in 18 other locations
New York, US (HQ)
1515 Broadway
Burbank, US
231 Olive Ave
Franklin, US
800 Crescent Centre Drive
Hauppauge, US
35 Adams Ave
Miami, US
50 NW 14th St
Secacus, US
425 Meadowlands Pkwy #5
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Viacom Financials and Metrics

Viacom Financials

Viacom's revenue was reported to be $13.26 b in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

13.3 b

Net income (FY, 2017)

1.9 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

2.5 b

Market capitalization (15-Jun-2018)

10.2 b

Closing share price (15-Jun-2018)


Cash (30-Sep-2017)

1.4 b
Viacom's current market capitalization is $10.2 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


13.8 b13.3 b12.5 b13.3 b

Revenue growth, %


General and administrative expense

2.9 b2.9 b2.9 b3 b

Operating expense total

2.9 b2.9 b2.9 b10.9 b
usdY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


837 m1 b848 m2.4 b1 b506 m379 m1.4 b


8.4 m6.1 m12.6 m919 m

Current Assets

5.3 b4.7 b4.5 b5.8 b


1 b947 m932 m978 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

2.5 b2 b1.5 b1.9 b

Depreciation and Amortization

217 m222 m221 m223 m


(526 k)(6.3 m)

Accounts Payable

252 m(9 m)(229 m)(207 m)
USDY, 2017


1.4 m

Financial Leverage

3.9 x
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Viacom Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018

Television Households

700 m510 m510 m510 m510 m530 m510 m510 m510 m


165 165 165 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 180 183 183 183


230 250 250 300 300 300


43 40 43 43 43
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Viacom Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Vidcon February 08, 2018
WhoSay January 08, 2018
365Gay LLC
37th Floor Productions Inc.
38th Floor Productions Inc.
5555 Communications Inc.
Aardvark Productions
Acquisition Group West LLC
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Viacom Revenue Breakdown

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Viacom revenue breakdown by business segment: 21.1% from Filmed Entertainment and 78.9% from Media Networks

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Viacom Online and Social Media Presence

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Viacom News and Updates

Join us for a glass of rosé during Afterhours Cannes

What makes a standout Cannes Lions memory? Saatchi’s iconic “pregnant man” ad winning in 1970? Wine tasting in virtual reality? That time Kanye West stopped by to talk about creativity, brands, and, well, Kanye? Yes, yes, and yes. And this year, all of these elements will converge into one, beautifu…

A girl's optical illusion makes it look like she's driving an invisible car — and people can't stop recreating the mind-boggling trick

People on Twitter are having a ton of fun recreating a viral video that appears to show someone driving an invisible car. The trend began after a young creative named Jaylynn Malone tweeted a short clip on Friday in which her sister can be seen sitting down on a bathroom floor and zooming quickly …

Viacom cable networks will stop airing reruns of ABC's 'Roseanne' - spokesperson

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc on Tuesday said it will stop airing reruns of ABC's original "Roseanne" after the network canceled the top-rated series following racist tweets by its star Rosesanne Barr, a company spokesman said.

BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee Is Stepping Down

Lee brought more original shows to the black entertainment network and focused on family programming.

UPDATE 2-CBS sues controlling shareholder Redstone to stop Viacom merger plan

May 14 (Reuters) - CBS Corp on Monday filed a lawsuit to stop controlling shareholder Shari Redstone continuing with her plan to merge it with Viacom Inc, saying such a deal would harm its shareholders.

Exclusive: Redstone makes concessions on Viacom CEO in bid to clinch CBS deal - sources

(Reuters) - Shari Redstone, the media heiress whose family controls CBS Corp and Viacom Inc , has offered CBS CEO Leslie Moonves to drop her demands for Viacom CEO Bob Bakish to be his No. 2 following a merger, as long as Bakish sits on the combined company's board, people familiar with the matter …
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