Viacom, Inc.

Viacom, Inc.

Sector: Television Broadcasting Stations Region: NY, United States

: | Nasdaq: VIA | Nasdaq: VIAB

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Viacom, Inc. is a global entertainment content company, which connects with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in various countries. It operates through two segments: Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related branded products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors and retailers. It creates, acquires and distributes programming and other content to its audiences across multiple platforms, which allows them to engage with its content how and where they want to view and interact with it on television, online and on mobile devices and through a variety of consumer products. The Media Networks segment operates through four channel groups: Music & Logo, Nickelodeon, Entertainment and BET Networks. Viacom Media Networks and its international operations reach households in various countries and territories worldwide via its channels and multiplatform properties, which include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV, Tr3s, BET and CENTRIC, among others. It also has a casual games business that includes websites, such as and The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances and distributes motion pictures and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies brands. It also acquires films for distribution and has distribution relationships with third parties. The company was founded by Sumner M. Redstone on December 31, 2005 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Viacom's Dauman Expects Growth in Ad Sales to Continue

Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Philippe Dauman, chief executive officer of Viacom Inc., discusses the outlook for advertising sales and television show ratings. Dauman talks with Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dauman has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since September 5, 2006 and joined our Board of Directors as of January 1, 2006, having previously served as a director of the former Viacom Inc. since 1987. Prior to joining Viacom, he was Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DND Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private equity firm specializing in media and telecommunications investments, from May 2000 until September 2006. Prior to co-founding DND Capital Partners, Mr. Dauman served in several positions at Viacom, including as a Deputy Chairman and Executive Vice President of Viacom Inc. Mr. Dauman is a director of National Amusements, Inc.; Lafarge S.A., a world leader in building materials; and the Kipp Foundation, a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools in underserved communities. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Vice Chair of The Partnership for New York City, a member of the Business Roundtable and serves on the Executive Committee of the NCTA, the Board of Trustees for The Paley Center for Media, the Board of Trustees of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, the Executive Committee of the Lenox Hill Hospital and the Board of Trustees and Dean’s Council of Columbia University Law School.
Thomas E. Dooley, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Dooley has been our Chief Operating Officer since May 2010. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer since January 1, 2007 and joined our Board as of January 1, 2006. Prior to joining Viacom, he was Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DND Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private equity firm specializing in media and telecommunications investments that he co-founded with Mr. Dauman, from May 2000 until September 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Dooley held various corporate and divisional positions at the former Viacom Inc., which he first joined in 1980, including Deputy Chairman, member of its Executive Committee, and Executive Vice President, Finance, Corporate Development and Communications.
Wade Davis, EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Davis was appointed Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development in August 2009 and assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in November 2012. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions at Viacom since January 2007 and Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at Viacom since January 1, 2006. Before that, he was Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions of the former Viacom Inc., since October 2005. Prior to joining Viacom, Mr. Davis was an investment banker in the technology and media sectors for more than a decade. Most recently he was a Managing Director, Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at ThinkEquity Partners. Prior to ThinkEquity, he was a Managing Principal of Lazard Venture Advisors, L.P., and a Vice President of Lazard Frères & Co. in their Technology, Media and Telecommunications M&A Group. Previously, Mr. Davis was one of the founding members of Wasserstein Perella & Co.’s Technology M&A Group in San Francisco.​​

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