Viacom is an entertainment and content company that creates TV programs, motion pictures, videos, games, applications, consumer products and other entertainment content.
The company has 2 segments: Media networks and Filmed entertainment. Media network has 4 brand groups which are music and logo, entertainment, nickelodeon and BET network. It provides entertainment content and advertising. It operates through cable and satellite distribution on PCs, tablets and connected devices. Major TV channels for this segment include MTV, CMT, VH1, BET and Nickelodeon among others. Its other segment filmed entertainment produces, acquires and distributes pictures and content under paramount pictures, MTV films etc. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York. Its chief executive is Summer M. Redstone and it is a member of S&P 500 index. National amusements holds 80% stake in the company.