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  • 11/29/2017 09:39:06

    Viacom appoints executive Jose Tolosa to new role overseeing company's transformation

    Viacom Inc. said on Wednesday that it has appointed executive Jose Tolosa to a newly created role as chief transformation officer. Tolosa will report directly to Viacom Chief Executive Bob Bakish in the role, which puts him in charge of a team that will be responsible for guiding Viacom's agenda to transform its business, as well as developing and executing initiatives that support and accelerate the company's strategic priorities. Viacom has struggled in recent years, only recently emerging from internal turmoil that resulted in the ousting of former CEO Philippe Dauman. The company has suffered viewership declines at its networks and poor performance at the box office. Tolosa was previously Viacom's chief operating officer for international media networks. "At Viacom International Media Networks he played an instrumental role in evolving our international media business, including the launch of our highly successful Play Plex mobile apps and their ongoing expansion to the U.S.," Bakish said in a statement. "As chief transformation officer, Jose will build on this strong track record by ensuring we are aligning our operations to meet our goals and best position Viacom for the future." Shares of Viacom's publicly-owned class B shares are down more than 20% in the year to date, while the S&P 500 index is up 17% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up nearly 21%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 11/29/2017 09:02:55

    BRIEF-Viacom CEO on CNBC says "We might do small acquisitions here and there"‍​

    * VIACOM CEO ON CNBC SAYS " WE MIGHT DO SMALL ACQUISITIONS HERE AND THERE"‍​ Further company coverage:

  • 11/16/2017 09:48:19

    Viacom expects distributor revenue to drop in 2018; shares sink

    (Reuters) - Viacom Inc , owner of MTV and Comedy Central, said Thursday it expects lower revenue from cable and satellite companies in 2018, a forecast that sent its shares down almost 10 percent in morning trading.

  • 11/16/2017 09:46:27

    UPDATE 5-Viacom expects distributor revenue to drop in 2018; shares sink

    Nov 16 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc, owner of MTV and Comedy Central, said Thursday it expects lower revenue from cable and satellite companies in 2018, a forecast that sent its shares down almost 10 percent in morning trading.

  • 11/10/2017 13:26:26

    BRIEF-VIACOM SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.20/SHR ON CLASS A & CLASS B COMMON STOCK

    * VIACOM INC - ‍BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS DECLARED A QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.20 PER SHARE ON BOTH CO'S CLASS A AND CLASS B COMMON STOCK​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

  • 11/07/2017 15:47:10

    Paramount Pictures scraps agreement with Huahua Media

    Viacom Inc's Paramount Pictures said on Tuesday it has ended a financing agreement with China-based Huahua Media due to recent changes in Chinese foreign investment policies. The agreement would have financed 25 percent of Paramount's movies in fiscal 2017 through 2019, according to the studio.

  • 10/31/2017 13:51:58

    CORRECTED-Viacom looks to U.S. mobile deals as young viewers flee TV

    NEW YORK, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc is trying a new tactic in its multi-front effort to win back younger U.S. viewers ditching expensive cable TV packages: seeking deals directly with mobile phone networks.

  • 10/18/2017 12:22:41

    Viacom, Charter deal to include eight networks in basic package: source

    (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc have agreed to a distribution deal that puts eight of Viacom's most popular networks in Charter's cheapest U.S. cable bundle, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • 10/18/2017 12:21:50

    UPDATE 2-Viacom, Charter deal to include eight networks in basic package -source

    Oct 18 (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and Charter Communications Inc have agreed to a distribution deal that puts eight of Viacom's most popular networks in Charter's cheapest U.S. cable bundle, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • 10/18/2017 10:18:48

    Viacom, Charter agree to deal to include 8 networks in basic package- source

    Viacom Inc(VIA) and Charter Communications (CHTR) have agreed to a deal whereby eight of Viacom's (VIA) networks, including five of its flagship networks, will be in the least expensive package of Charter's Spectrum cable service, a source told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • 10/17/2017 19:05:17

    BRIEF-Viacom says co and Charter reached network carriage agreement in principle

    Viacom Inc(VIA) : * Says Viacom and Charter have reached network carriage agreement in principle. * Says Spectrum subscribers will continue to have access to Viacom's (VIA) networks, without disruption, while cos finalize terms Further company coverage:

  • 10/16/2017 18:16:29

    Charter, Viacom fight means cable viewers at risk of losing shows like 'SpongeBob'

    Charter, the nation's second-largest TV provider, and Viacom have extended talks to try to reach a deal over carrying BET, MTV and other channels.        

  • 10/16/2017 15:10:07

    Charter, Viacom fight means cable viewers at risk of losing shows like SpongeBob

    Charter, the nation's second-largest TV provider, and Viacom have extended talks to try to reach a deal over carrying BET, MTV and other channels.        

  • 10/15/2017 17:47:26

    Viacom, Spectrum continue talks past 7 pm deadline: source

    (Reuters) - Viacom Inc and cable operator Spectrum continued talks Sunday night as the 7 pm ET (2300 GMT) deadline on their programming agreement passed, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters.

  • 10/15/2017 17:36:33

    Viacom, Spectrum continue talks past 7 pm deadline-source

    Viacom Inc(VIA) and cable operator Spectrum continued talks Sunday night as the 7 pm ET deadline on their programming agreement passed, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters. As of 7 pm Sunday evening, Viacom's (VIA) networks, which include Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, continued to be available to Spectrum's 16.6 million customers.

  • 10/11/2017 19:00:57

    Viacom warns of disruption as negotiations with Charter stall

    (Reuters) - Viacom Inc said on Wednesday that Charter Communications subscribers may lose access to its channels such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeonon as the expiration looms for a distribution deal between the companies.

  • 10/11/2017 17:21:30

    Viacom says unable to reach distribution deal with Charter

    Viacom Inc(VIA), the owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, said on Wednesday it was unable to come to a distribution deal with Charter Communications(CHTR) as part of its ongoing negotiations with the cable television distributor. Charter's Spectrum subscribers may see a disruption in service, Viacom (VIA) said in a statement.

  • 09/14/2017 10:41:35

    BRIEF-hoopla digital ‍announces an agreement with Viacom ​

    hoopla digital: * hoopla digital says ‍announced an agreement with Viacom (VIA) to add hundreds of television shows ​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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