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ViacomCBS Announces Completion of the Merger of CBS and Viacom

Combination creates a leading, global premium content powerhouse ViacomCBS Inc. 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,…

LiveXLive Taps Viacom’s Kyle Hoedl as VP of Marketing; Appoints Jason Miller Global Head Of Sales And Brand Partnerships

Global digital media company - LiveXLive Media, announced that Kyle Hoedl has been named its Vice President of Marketing. The Live Entertainment technology platform also tapped Jason Miller, who has been named its Global Head of Sales and Brand Partnerships. In his capacity as VP of Marketing at LiveXLive, Kyle Hoedl will oversee brand marketing, marketing partnerships, subscription growth, social media and customer relationship management, and help define LiveXLive as the world's leading platform for live and recorded…

CBS and Viacom to Combine

CBS Corp. and Viacom, two of the world’s leading entertainment companies, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger, creating a combined company with more than $28 billion in revenue. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company, with the assets, capabilities and scale to be one of the most important content producers and providers in the world. The combined company will be a scale player globally, with leadership…

OpenAP Partners with dataxu to Power Digital Audience Creation in Next Phase of its Marketplace Rollout

dataxu’s OneView to Enable Cross-Device Audience Creation in OpenAP 2.0 OpenAP, the advanced advertising company backed by Viacom, Fox Corporation and NBCUniversal, announced it has selected dataxu as its partner to provide technology and services for advertisers to create audience segments for use in targeted digital campaigns. The integration with dataxu’s OneView software will enable advertisers to work with OpenAP to create and distribute precision audience segments across OpenAP’s forthcoming digital marketplace.…

Viacom and T-Mobile Reach Major Content Deal

Companies to Build Disruptive Mobile TV Options T-Mobile and Viacom Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a significant content distribution agreement. Under terms of the deal, Viacom’s portfolio of leading brands — including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount and more — will play a key role in T-Mobile’s delivery of compelling new mobile video services to consumers later this year. The deal enables the Un-carrier to bring together live linear feeds of Viacom channels as well as a broad range…

Viacom Announces Completion of Pluto TV Acquisition

Viacom Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the US The acquisition, previously announced on January 22, 2019 for $340 million in cash, will advance Viacom’s strategic priorities across multiple touchpoints, while solidifying Pluto TV’s leadership in the domestic free streaming video market and accelerating its growth globally. “The completion of this deal marks an exciting next step in Viacom’s evolution and a powerful opportunity for us to…

Viacom Agrees to Acquire Pluto TV

Acquisition of Leading Free Streaming Television Platform Marks Next Step in Viacom’s Evolution Viacom Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in US, for $340 million in cash. Founded in 2013, Pluto TV streams more than 100 channels and thousands of hours of on-demand content spanning television and movies, sports, news, lifestyle, comedy, cartoons, gaming and trending digital series. The ad-supported, internet-based TV service…

Comcast Collaborates with Industry Partners on Blockgraph Software to Jumpstart the Use of Secure Data Sharing for Advanced TV Advertising

Newly Launched, Peer-To-Peer Platform Allows Participants to Protect and Control Their Data, While Benefitting from the Shared Insights of Entire User Network Comcast Cable Advertising, a division of Comcast Corporation, launched the next phase of Blockgraph, an industry initiative designed to create a secure way to use data and share information. Comcast is now working with other industry partners on this initiative, including Viacom and Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales division of Charter Communications, Inc., in a…

Five Rising Video Capabilities to Accelerate Sales and Marketing Campaigns

Emerging Technologies Are Extending Video's Outreach Advancing technologies aiding the development of video content are creating new markets and inspiring teams to design newer methods to drive sales. This is promising for marketers who are already increasingly adopting videos in their B2B marketing campaigns. Video promotions are becoming the norm. Content-rich videos are increasingly becoming popular among B2B audiences. Forbes Magazine made the following observations: 50% of online traffic is dominated by video…

CAKE by Accelerize to Join Digital Economy Decision-Makers at DMEXCO 2018

Global Event Connects Key Players in Business, Marketing, and Innovation Including Accenture Interactive, Duetsche Bank, Euromaxx, Google, Salesforce, Viacom, Visa, YouTube, and More Accelerize and its digital marketing software division CAKE announced that the company will once again be participating as an exhibitor at the global digital marketing conference and exposition, DMEXCO 2018. Held September 12-13 at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany, the event brings digital economy decision-makers and innovators from around the…

Streaming Video Alliance Welcomes Google as a New Member

Alliance Gathers at Viacom's Headquarters Recently in New York City for Annual Meeting The Streaming Video Alliance (the Alliance), an industry forum solving challenges to improve the video experience, recently announced that Google has joined as its newest member. At an event hosted by principal member Viacom, Alliance members gathered at the company's headquarters in the heart of Times Square. "Viacom is pleased to host the Streaming Video Alliance face-to-face meeting, where we can continue collaborating with the…

OpenX Expands Mobile and Video Product Leadership Team with New Hiring

OpenX Welcomes Senior Hires from Viacom, Hulu, and Adcolony; Demonstrates How Mobile and Video Growth Continues to Surge in Q1 of 2018 Outpacing Overall Industry Growth OpenX, a leading independent advertising technology provider, shared deeper insights into the rapid growth of its mobile and video business today and announced it has appointed a trio of industry veterans in product development and management to support the company’s thriving mobile and video business units. Sophia Chung joined as Vice President of Product…