Topic: Viacom

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…

Viacom Gets a Face-Lift for the Millennial Generation

A look inside the new old-guard media company

As one of the most storied holding companies in media, Viacom's network of brands like MTV, VH1, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon oversees, curates and even dictates youth culture—and has done…

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…

After Finishing Viacom’s Upfront, Jeff Lucas Moves to Snapchat as VP and Head of Global Sales

21-year vet Sean Moran will replace him

Less than two weeks after speedily wrapping up Viacom's upfront sales, Jeff Lucas is stepping down as the company's ad sales chief to become Snapchat's vice president and head of…

Viacom Wraps Upfront Negotiations Despite Its Board of Directors’ Power Struggle

Data, Snapchat interest helped drive 8% CPM increases

Viacom's board of directors is in disarray with founder Sumner Redstone moving to oust five of its members Thursday including Philippe Dauman in a move that points to his eventual dismissal…

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…

Report: Viacom Ad Sales Chief Jeff Lucas Is Headed to Snapchat

His departure would throw Viacom's upfront into disarray

Viacom's situation—in which its founder, CEO and board of directors are all engaged in a bitter legal battle over the company's future—just might have gone from bad to worse. Just a…

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…

Viacom Presents First-Ever Datafront to Improve the Business of Buying TV

The company's ad products will be on display

As Upfront season gets into full swing this week in New York, advertisers, marketers and network execs will come together in theaters across the city to talk fall TV: what's…