Monday, October 08, 2007

WHAT CBS-VIACOM OWNS:



(FROM http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart.php)

( technically, two separate companies but with the same owner)


TV:

CBS Networks: CBS Television Network, UPN, Showtime Networks, Inc. (SNI) owns Showtime, The Movie Channel, Flix, Showtime Too, Showtime Showcase, Showtime Extreme, Showtime Beyond, Showtime Next, Showtime Women, Showtime Familyzone, TMC XTRA, Showtime HD, The Movie Channel HD, Showtime on Demand, Sundance Channel (joint venture, SNI owns 30%), Showtime PPV, CBS Entertainment, CBS News, CBS Sports, CSTV Networks, Inc.

CBS Television Stations Group: consists of 41 stations in 27 markets, featuring affiliates of CBS, UPN, WB and a small number of independents as of the end of 2005. (A search tool for stations can be found at their corporate web site. An overview can be found here.)

CBS Programming: The Early Show, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Face the Nation, CW Network (50% with Time Warner), CBS Paramount TV, Spelling Television, King World.



VIACOM Networks: MTV Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, Spike TV, CMT: Country Music Television, Comedy Central, MTV U, LOGO (planned for 2005), MTV World (planned for 2005), MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount Comedy, The Box, Game One, Viva, TMF (The Music Factory), MTV Network Europe, MTV base, BET, BET Jazz, BET Gospel, BET Hip Hop.

VIACOM Production: BET Event Production, MTV Productions

VIACOM Programming: Noggin, Nick Gas, Turbo Nick, Nicktoons Network, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, MTV Desi, MTV Chi, MTV Tr3s, MTV Jams, VH1 Classic, VHUno, VH1 Soul, VH1 Country, MTV Mandarin, Nick Jr. Australia, Nickelodeon Brasil




CBS RADIO:

Subsidiary Infinity Radio, Inc. (to be re-branded CBS Radio) owns 178 radio stations as of the end of 2005. A full list is available via their corporate web site. CBS also owns the CBS Radio Network


VIACOM RADIO:

MTV Radio, BET Radio, Imagine Radio Limited




BOOKS AND PUBLISHING:


CBS :
Simon & Schuster: Atria Books, Kaplan, Pocket Books, Scribner, Simon & Schuster, The Free Press, The Touchstone, Fireside Group

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing: Aladdin Paperbacks, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Little Simon, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Simon Pulse, Simon Spotlight

Other Publishing: Simon & Schuster New Media, Simon & Schuster Online, Simon & Schuster UK, Simon & Schuster Australia, MTV Books


VIACOM PUBLISHING:

Music: Famous Music Publishing Co., The Extreme Music Library, Director's Cuts Production Music

Magazines: Nickelodeon Magazine



INTERNET PROPERTIES:


CBS: CBS Digital Media Group, CBS.com, CBSNews.com, UPN.com, SportsLine.com, NFL.com, NCAAsports.com, PGATour.com, Sho.com, Innertube, CSTV.com


VIACOM INTERNET:

MTV.com, VH1.com, Spiketv.com, ComedyCentral.com, Nick.com, GT.TV, GameTrailers.com, Neopets Inc, ifilm.com, GameTrailers.com, MTVi Group, SonicNet.com, GoCityKids.com, Comedy Central's MotherLoad, MTV Overdrive, VH1 Vspot, BET on Blast, Cmt.com

Viacom has teamed with Microsoft to operate an MTV site offering video and MP3 downloads. The company has also launched broadband versions of its cable networks, including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.


CBS THEME PARKS:

Theme parks: owns Paramount's Carowinds, Paramount's Great America, Paramount's Kings Dominion, Paramount's Kings Island, Paramount's Canada's Wonderland (note: these five parks were sold in 2006 to Cedar Fair LP, owner of the Knotts Berry Farms park in the L.A. area. See http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/23/business/23park.html?_r=1&oref=slogin) Cedar Fair also took over the management of Bonfante Gardens horticultural theme park (Gilroy, CA) and Star Trek: The Experience (themed attraction at Las Vegas Hilton)


CBS still owns the CBS Television City attraction at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, NV).




OUTDOOR BILLBOARDS:


CBS Outdoor



MOVIES:

VIACOM: Paramount Pictures (including DreamWorks SKG), Paramount Home Entertainment, iFilm Corp, MTV Films



VIACOM OTHER HOLDINGS:

Famous Players (theatrical exhibitor, Canada, with 50% interest in Mann Theaters), Xfire (gaming), MTV Mobile


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