ViacomCBS announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, which is renamed ViacomCBS, creates a premium content powerhouse with global scale, including leadership positions in markets across the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia.
‘This is a historic moment that brings together two iconic companies to form one of the world’s most important content producers and providers’, said Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer at ViacomCBS. ‘Through the combination of CBS’s and Viacom’s complementary assets, capabilities and talented teams, ViacomCBS will create and deliver premium content for its own platforms and for others, while providing innovative solutions for advertisers and distributors globally. I am excited about the opportunity we have to serve our audiences, creative and commercial partners, and employees, while generating significant long-term value for our shareholders’.
ViacomCBS will be home to more than 140 thousand premium TV episodes and 3,600 film titles, with global production capabilities and more than USD 13 billion in annual content investment. The company’s portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV, Simon & Schuster, and others.