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Viacom and CBS are seeking to merge

Viacom and CBS vice-chairwoman Shari Redstone is pursuing a merger of the two media companies that split more than a decade ago, according to multiple insiders who spoke to TheWrap. With the Hollywood landscape...

Viacom names Bob Bakish acting CEO

Viacom Inc (VIAB.O) said on Monday it named Bob Bakish, a 19-year company veteran, as acting chief executive, replacing Tom Dooley. Viacom had said last month that Dooley was leaving the company on Nov....

Viacom plunges as CEO hits out at critics

Viacom Inc, the owner of MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and movie studio Paramount, reported a steeper-than-expected drop in quarterly revenue, hurt by lower advertising sales in the United States and few hit movie releases...

Google and Viacom Settle YouTube Copyright Suit

Google and Viacom Settle YouTube Copyright Suit

The long-running, $1 billion litigation goes back to 2007 Viacom has settled its long-running lawsuit with Google over what the telecommunications giant alleged was willful copyright infringement by Google’s video-sharing site YouTube. The two...

How Google Beat Viacom in the Landmark YouTube Copyright Case — Again

How Google Beat Viacom in the Landmark YouTube Copyright Case — Again

Media giant Viacom just can’t win — at least when it comes to the company’s long-running, landmark copyright infringement lawsuit against Google‘s YouTube video service. A federal judge handed a major victory to YouTube on...