Η Viacom, συντομογραφία του "Video & Audio Communications", είναι αμερικάνικη κινηματογραφική και τηλεοπτική εταιρεία. Κύριοι ανταγωνιστές της είναι οι εταιρίες The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner και News Corporation.
The current Viacom was created on December 31, 2005, as a spinoff from CBS Corporation, which changed its name from Viacom to CBS at the same time. CBS, not Viacom, retains control of the over-the-air broadcasting, TV production, outdoor advertising, subscription pay television (Showtime) and publishing assets (Simon & Schuster) previously owned by the pre-split company. Predecessor firms of Viacom include Gulf+Western, which later became Paramount Communications Inc., and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
Comprising BET Networks, MTV Networks, and Paramount Pictures, Viacom operates approximately 170 networks reaching approximately 700 million subscribers in 160 countries.
Wiki-PR[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]
Viacom is one of the companies that uses the services of Wiki-PR, a public relations firm specialized in editing of Wikipedia that is accused of subverting Wikipedia content for business interest.
Παραπομπές[Επεξεργασία | επεξεργασία κώδικα]
- «Global 500 2009: Industry». Money.cnn.com. 2009-07-20. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/global500/2009/industries/145/index.html. Ανακτήθηκε στις 2010-05-01.
- Siklos, Richard (2009-02-09). «Why Disney wants DreamWorks». Money.cnn.com. http://money.cnn.com/2009/02/09/news/companies/disney_dreamworks.fortune/?postversion=2009020914. Ανακτήθηκε στις 2010-05-01.
- «Is Wikipedia for Sale? | Motherboard». motherboard.vice.com. 2013-10-20. http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/is-wikipedia-for-sale. Ανακτήθηκε στις 2013-10-20. «Wiki-PR, boasts of new clients including /../ Viacom. Viacom didn’t respond to my requests for comment»
- Arthur, Charles (21 November 2013). «Wikipedia sends cease-and-desist letter to PR firm offering paid edits to site». The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/21/wikipedia-cease-and-desist-pr-firm-offering-paid-edits. Ανακτήθηκε στις 22 November 2013. «Among companies whose entries are said to have been edited by the company are those for Priceline and the communications company Viacom»