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This blackout was narrowly avoided when a zero-hour deal was reached shortly after midnight on January 1, Details on the deal were not disclosed. Nickelodeon's shows are not part of this deal.
The stock ticker symbols are the same as that used while the company was on the NYSE. On July 10, , during contract negotiations over raising carrier rates the U. Viacom described this as a "temporary slimdown" until a new carriage deal with DirecTV was reached. The change has been deemed permanent. Viacom becomes the first American media company to take over a British broadcaster with a public service remit.
On October 1, , Suddenlink Communications , removed channels owned by Viacom off after the two companies failed to reach an agreement. On August 20, , a settlement between Sumner and Shari Redstone and Philippe Dauman has been reached that will have him resign as chief executive officer and be replaced with Thomas E.
Dooley as interim CEO. Dauman will continue to serve as chairman until September In November , Viacom bought Argentine television network Telefe.
Following the Weinstein effect , Viacom was listed as one of 22 potential buyers that were interested in acquiring The Weinstein Company. In November , Viacom announced the opening of a new digital content division named Viacom Digital Studios.
Day began her duties on November In February , Viacom announced their plans to acquire the internet video conference VidCon in an effort to reach out to youth audiences in a similar way to Viacom's Nickelodeon and MTV channels.
In the same month, Viacom announced that they would launch an official Viacom streaming service in fall , in another effort by Bakish to revitalize the company. This streaming service will support ads similar to Hulu and is expected to include TV series from Viacom Media Networks that haven't been available on other services, such as Hulu or Amazon Prime Video.
In April , Viacom hosted its first presentation at the annual Digital Content NewFronts, where they announced new original content for sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat. They also announced the expansion of VidCon to London in at the same conference. On September 29, , National Amusements sent a letter to the company and CBS Corporation , encouraging the two companies to merge back into one company. On March 30, , CBS made an all-stock offer slightly below Viacom's market value, and insisting that its existing leadership, including long-time chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves , oversee the re-combined company.
It was reported these conflicts had resulted from Shari Redstone seeking more control over CBS and its leadership. Eventually, on May 14, , CBS Corporation sued its and Viacom's parent company National Amusements and accused Shari Redstone of abusing her voting power in the company and forcing a merger that was not supported by it or Viacom. Moonves also considered Bakish a threat because he does not want an ally of Shari Redstone as a board member of the combined company.
National Amusements has agreed to make no proposal of a CBS-Viacom merger for at least two years after the date of the settlement. Of the , notices, approximately 60—70 non-infringing videos were removed under the auspices of copyright infringement.
In July , the case generated controversy when District Judge Louis Stanton ruled that YouTube was required to hand over data detailing the viewing habits of every user who had ever watched videos on the site. On June 23, , Judge Stanton ruled in Google's favour in a motion for summary judgment , holding that Google was protected by provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act , notwithstanding evidence of intentional copyright infringement.
Viacom announced its intention to appeal the ruling. Cabranes concluded that "a reasonable jury could find that YouTube had actual knowledge or awareness of specific infringing activity on its website".
Eric Goldman , a professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law , expressed concern that the ruling would negatively affect startups , by making them "more hair-trigger on taking down news or content, for fear that failure to do so will be held against them by content providers".
Circuit Court of Appeals, a settlement was announced, and it was reported that no money changed hands. As with the old Viacom, the current company owns Viacom International, which is the formal owner of copyrights associated with Viacom's corporate website and its cable networks. The previous board of directors of Viacom were George S. Abrams, Philippe Dauman, Thomas E. Dooley , Ellen V. Bakish , Charles Phillips , Shari E.
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