Topic: Sumner Redstone

National Amusements Officially Asks CBS and Viacom to Consider Merging

Companies could recombine after splitting 10 years ago

The rumors floating around all year that CBS Corp. and Viacom might recombine 10 years after they split apart are no longer just rumors: National Amusements has sent a letter…

The 5 Biggest Issues Facing Viacom Now That Philippe Dauman Is Out as CEO

Sumner and Shari Redstone have prevailed. Now what?

Viacom's infighting is finally over. Now it's time for the company's real work to begin. After months of battling over the future of Viacom, Sumner Redstone has officially prevailed over Philippe…

5 Viacom Board Members, Including the CEO, Are Ousted in Massive Overhaul

Sumner Redstone takes on Philippe Dauman

After taking weeks to line up all his pieces in his battle with Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, Sumner Redstone has finally made his big move to regain control of his…

Viacom’s Embattled CEO Says Paramount Sale Will Proceed Despite War With Sumner Redstone

And that upfront sales are strong

In his first public comments since his public battle with Viacom founder and chairman emeritus Sumner Redstone over the company's future, Viacom executive chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman said the…

Why the Public, Bitter Battle Over Viacom's Future Shouldn't Affect Its Upfront Negotiations

Ad sales chief Jeff Lucas provides stability

As Hollywood-related civil wars go this summer, Captain America and Iron Man have got nothing on Sumner Redstone and Philippe Dauman, who are engaged in a public, bitter battle over…

Philippe Dauman Named Executive Chairman of Viacom, As Sumner Redstone Steps Down

Move is made over the objection of Redstone's daughter, Shari

Just 48 hours ago, Sumner Redstone was the executive chairman of both CBS Corp. and Viacom. But now, he has been replaced at both companies. Today, Viacom announced that its president…

Les Moonves Is Named Chairman of CBS, Replacing Sumner Redstone

Announcement comes a day after ailing former chair resigns

Les Moonves, CBS Corp.'s CEO and president, has been named chairman of the company. He replaces the ailing Sumner Redstone, who resigned Tuesday as executive chairman but will remain as…

Cablevision, Viacom War Could Cost a Bundle

Few visible clues to be unearthed in heavily-redacted complaint

Cablevision, which is suing Viacom for illegally bundling its networks, on Thursday released a heavily-redacted version of its complaint against the cable conglomerate, which includes the charge that Viacom threatened…

Analyst on Beleaguered Viacom Stock: 'It's Far and Away My Most Screaming Buy'

Nick, Comedy Central, MTV parent is down but not nearly out

Here is a tale designed to stress out even the most unflappable investor: once upon a time, there was a cable conglomerate with some major ratings problems. Its kids' network…

Earnings and Ratings Down, Viacom Declares Victory in DirecTV Spat

Analyst: When will you start firing people?

Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone began Friday's Viacom earnings call by praising company CEO Philippe Dauman for his role in the carriage dispute with DirecTV last month. "Philippe has been a…