VIA : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Viacom Ups Its Bet on the "Star Trek" Franchise

    July 20, 2016
    Viacom's (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) Paramount Pictures kicked off San Diego Comic-Con -- the biggest event in the entertainment ...
  2. Why Viacom's CEO May Be Taking Steps to Resign

    July 19, 2016
    The conflicts at Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) have played out like a soap opera. You have the family patriarch (Sumner ...
  3. Viacom's Battle Over Paramount Studios Continues

    July 18, 2016
    National Amusements, the holding company that owns an 80% voting stake in Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB), recently ...
  4. Is Viacom Selling a Piece of Paramount Pictures?

    July 14, 2016
    Sumner Redstone -- or at least whomever is now making statements in the ailing mogul's name -- does not want Viacom (NASDAQ: ...
  5. The Latest on Viacom's "Game of Thrones" Drama

    June 27, 2016
    With warring factions, family intrigue, and an ailing patriarch who may or may not be calling the shots, Viacom's (NASDAQ: ...
  6. Viacom Headed Higher After Board Coup (VIAB, VIA)

    June 17, 2016
    Viacom is trading at a four-month high after Chairman Emeritus Sumner Redstone fired board rivals and replaced them with ...
  7. DISH Network's Sling Adds Popular Viacom Channels

    June 14, 2016
    Since it launched Sling TV in early 2015, DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has steadily built the digital live-streaming service ...
  8. Viacom Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Monday (VIA)

    June 13, 2016
    Viacom will send its dividend payment on July 1 to shareholders of record as of June 15.
  9. Is Viacom Going to Be Sold or Merged with CBS?

    June 7, 2016
    While the legal battles and behind-the-scenes drama between the Redstone family and Viacom's (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) ...
  10. The Viacom and CBS Succession Soap Opera Continues

    May 23, 2016
    The ongoing succession battle at Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) and CBS (NYSE: CBS) recently escalated after Sumner ...
  11. Redstone Ousts Viacom CEO, Board Member From Trust (VIA, CBS)

    May 23, 2016
    Sumner Redstone is looking to protect his empire in the event of his death incompetentcy.
  12. Sumner Redstone Competency Suit Dismissed by Judge

    May 10, 2016
    A high-profile case in Los Angeles County Superior Court regarding the mental competency of Hollywood mogul Sumner Redstone ...
  13. Sling TV Adds Viacom Channels to Streaming Service (DISH, VIA)

    May 2, 2016
    Last month, both Dish and Viacom reached a multi-year service agreement that would keep Viacom programming available for ...
  14. Viacom Stock Rises on Q2 Earnings Beat (VIA)

    April 28, 2016
    Despite the company's perceived lack of drama, there's been plenty to watch inside the boardroom.
  15. 21st Century Fox Testing Nielsen-Free Ad Sales

    March 18, 2016
    21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) (NASDAQ: FOXA) recently announced that it will start offering advertisers deals based on ...
  16. Viacom Shareholders Re-Elect Board, Defy Proxy (VIA)

    March 15, 2016
    This decision went against the recommendations of leading proxy adviser, Institutional Shareholder Services, who encouraged ...
  17. Viacom Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (VIA)

    March 8, 2016
    The company has missed Wall Street's revenue projections in the last five reporting periods, thanks broadly to weaker-than-expected ...
  18. Sumner Redstone's Resignation Marks End of an Era (CBS, VIA)

    February 4, 2016
    Sumner Redstone's resignation from the boards of Viacom and CBS is more than a business story. It is about personal ambitions. ...
  19. The World's Top 10 Entertainment Companies (CMCSA, CBS)

    February 3, 2016
    Take a look at the world's top 10 entertainment companies, spanning the movie, television, cable television, gaming and streaming ...
  20. Viacom and Time Warner Bow to Compton Biopic (AAPL, CMCSA)

    August 20, 2015
    The N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" shot up the box office last weekend, pulling in more than $60 million for Universal ...
  21. Viacom Looking to Buy Thrillist Media Group

    July 20, 2015
    Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) wants to extend its footprint further into the digital media world. The company has been in talks to ...
  22. Viacom and Paramount Bringing Films Direct-to-Home

    July 13, 2015
    The movie theater experience and first-run features may soon be coming to your living room. Through its subsidiary Paramount ...
  23. Terminator May Not Be Back for Viacom

    July 8, 2015
    While Terminator Genisys has underwhelmed at the box office in the United States, the film should more than make up for ...
  24. Google Is Now Richer Than Over 100 Countries

    June 11, 2015
    Find out where Google ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and which countries report GDP figures below the tech ...
  25. Who are Disney's (DIS) main competitors?

    May 21, 2015
    Learn about how creating entertainment has been Disney's niche since the 1920s, even as it faces ever-increasing competition ...
  26. Warding Off Hostile Takeovers

    April 19, 2013
    The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of hostile corporate takeovers, while highlighting a general ...
  27. Disney Buys Lucasfilm, But Is It A Trap?

    October 31, 2012
    Disney recently bought LucasFilm for $4.05 billion and already announced plans to release another Star Wars film in 2015. ...
  28. Cheerful Trends From Walt Disney

    August 12, 2010
    Disney's fortunes will improve as long as the macroeconomic environment continues to brighten.
  29. Value-able Investing Lessons From Yacktman Funds

    March 10, 2010
    Yacktman's investing techniques can help individual investors outperform the market over the long haul.
  30. Debt Buybacks Continue

    September 1, 2009
    Many companies are buying bonds back at a discount, and adjusting capital structures to more acceptable levels.
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