Viacom Media Networks owns cable channels such as BET, Centric, Comedy Central, Spike and TV Land. Its music group includes channels such as CMT, Logo, MTV and VH1. It also owns Nickelodeon and its related brands, such as Nicktoons, TeenNick and Nick at Nite.Continue Reading
In terms of audience share, Viacom Media Networks is one of the largest cable networks in the United States, and its collection of brands is one of the most demographically and culturally vibrant and diverse in the country's media and entertainment industry. Viacom channels strive to create original content that connects with their target audiences. MTV features music videos, live concert broadcasts and reality shows, and it sponsors the MTV Music Awards. Nickelodeon is popular with children and features content such as "Dora the Explorer," "Max & Ruby" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Comedy Central is a comedy channel, while BET celebrates African-American culture.
Headquartered in New York City, Viacom is a publicly traded company and forms part of the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500, as of 2015. It also owns Paramount Pictures. In 2011, it had over 10,500 employees, and its total revenue in 2013 was $13.79 billion. It is one of the world's largest broadcasting and cable companies.Learn more about Art & Literature