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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.04
VIAB's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
91% of the 399 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. VIAB: 0.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
VIAB' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.11 Max: N/A
Current: 0.04
Equity to Asset 0.16
VIAB's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
88% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.54 vs. VIAB: 0.16 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
VIAB' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.16  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.73
Current: 0.16
0.16
0.73
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.56
M-Score: -2.60
WACC vs ROIC
9.07%
15.83%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 8/10

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history
Operating margin (%) 23.45
VIAB's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.52 vs. VIAB: 23.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
VIAB' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.25  Med: 24.46 Max: 29.62
Current: 23.45
17.25
29.62
Net-margin (%) 14.49
VIAB's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
80% of the 402 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.73 vs. VIAB: 14.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
VIAB' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.55  Med: 14.14 Max: 17.36
Current: 14.49
8.55
17.36
ROE (%) 60.88
VIAB's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 379 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.97 vs. VIAB: 60.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
VIAB' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 17.85  Med: 30.66 Max: 53.66
Current: 60.88
17.85
53.66
ROA (%) 8.53
VIAB's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
79% of the 407 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.05 vs. VIAB: 8.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
VIAB' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.51  Med: 8.64 Max: 18.74
Current: 8.53
5.51
18.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 213.24
VIAB's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
92% of the 404 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.67 vs. VIAB: 213.24 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIAB' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 192.08  Med: 266.41 Max: 531.79
Current: 213.24
192.08
531.79
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 8.10
VIAB's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 329 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.10 vs. VIAB: 8.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIAB' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.15 Max: 22.9
Current: 8.1
0
22.9
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 8.70
VIAB's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
62% of the 260 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.00 vs. VIAB: 8.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIAB' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 9.80 Max: 52.3
Current: 8.7
0
52.3
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 2.80
VIAB's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
51% of the 220 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. VIAB: 2.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
VIAB' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 8.85 Max: 83.3
Current: 2.8
0
83.3
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Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-02-09)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

VIAB Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Richard Snow 222,155 sh (New)
Robert Olstein 90,000 sh (New)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,000,000 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 560,100 sh (New)
David Dreman 29,985 sh (+610.38%)
Pioneer Investments 565,877 sh (+536.24%)
Jeff Auxier 27,295 sh (+118.36%)
Ray Dalio 117,844 sh (+111.24%)
Jeff Auxier 19,225 sh (+53.80%)
Chuck Royce 221,000 sh (+38.13%)
Scott Black 151,783 sh (+20.84%)
John Rogers 1,055,827 sh (+16.46%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 6,671,438 sh (+7.81%)
NWQ Managers 2,160,221 sh (+7.41%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
First Eagle Investment Sold Out
Donald Yacktman 9,342,758 sh (-0.55%)
Warren Buffett 8,265,079 sh (-4.27%)
Mario Gabelli 241,158 sh (-5.28%)
Murray Stahl 1,370,382 sh (-7.67%)
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Q2 2015

VIAB Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Louis Moore Bacon 80,000 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 12,033,011 sh (+80.37%)
Steven Cohen 833,100 sh (+48.74%)
Ray Dalio 161,624 sh (+37.15%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,350,000 sh (+35.00%)
David Dreman 36,832 sh (+22.83%)
Richard Snow 270,150 sh (+21.60%)
John Rogers 1,152,947 sh (+9.20%)
Jeff Auxier 29,770 sh (+9.07%)
Pioneer Investments 602,590 sh (+6.49%)
Robert Olstein 95,000 sh (+5.56%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 3,000,000 sh (unchged)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
Scott Black 151,153 sh (-0.42%)
Donald Yacktman 9,270,516 sh (-0.77%)
Murray Stahl 1,346,507 sh (-1.74%)
Chuck Royce 215,000 sh (-2.71%)
NWQ Managers 1,951,676 sh (-9.65%)
Mario Gabelli 189,495 sh (-21.42%)
Warren Buffett 5,646,721 sh (-31.68%)
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Q3 2015

VIAB Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ray Dalio 565,245 sh (+249.73%)
Robert Olstein 178,000 sh (+87.37%)
John Rogers 1,879,832 sh (+63.05%)
NWQ Managers 2,725,548 sh (+39.65%)
Richard Snow 321,400 sh (+18.97%)
Pioneer Investments 666,028 sh (+10.53%)
David Dreman 40,244 sh (+9.26%)
Yacktman Fund 4,730,000 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 12,033,011 sh (unchged)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 1,350,000 sh (unchged)
NWQ Managers 57,500 sh (unchged)
Warren Buffett Sold Out
Louis Moore Bacon Sold Out
Murray Stahl 1,335,966 sh (-0.78%)
Jeff Auxier 29,395 sh (-1.26%)
Scott Black 147,088 sh (-2.69%)
Mario Gabelli 181,993 sh (-3.96%)
Donald Yacktman 8,307,450 sh (-10.39%)
Steven Cohen 697,400 sh (-16.29%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 2,200,000 sh (-26.67%)
Chuck Royce 85,000 sh (-60.47%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 8,070 sh (-99.93%)
» More
Q4 2015

VIAB Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Mario Gabelli 179,555 sh (-1.34%)
Yacktman Fund 3,900,000 sh (-17.55%)
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund 870,000 sh (-35.56%)
Donald Yacktman 5,122,201 sh (-38.34%)
Yacktman Focused Fund 350,000 sh (-84.09%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 9.64
VIAB's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
86% of the 438 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.85 vs. VIAB: 9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
VIAB' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.69  Med: 15.46 Max: 26.14
Current: 9.64
5.69
26.14
Forward P/E 7.12
VIAB's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
91% of the 275 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.60 vs. VIAB: 7.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 9.64
VIAB's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
84% of the 307 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 18.90 vs. VIAB: 9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
VIAB' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.82  Med: 15.31 Max: 25.26
Current: 9.64
5.82
25.26
P/B 5.21
VIAB's P/B is ranked lower than
83% of the 592 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. VIAB: 5.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
VIAB' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.26  Med: 3.69 Max: 12.24
Current: 5.21
1.26
12.24
P/S 1.32
VIAB's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 615 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. VIAB: 1.32 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
VIAB' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 2.12 Max: 3.45
Current: 1.32
0.64
3.45
PFCF 8.51
VIAB's PFCF is ranked higher than
80% of the 349 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 17.03 vs. VIAB: 8.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
VIAB' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.95  Med: 14.08 Max: 35.86
Current: 8.51
4.95
35.86
POCF 7.98
VIAB's POCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 433 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 11.88 vs. VIAB: 7.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
VIAB' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.43  Med: 13.00 Max: 24.05
Current: 7.98
4.43
24.05
EV-to-EBIT 9.42
VIAB's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
79% of the 492 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.85 vs. VIAB: 9.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
VIAB' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 10.90 Max: 16.4
Current: 9.42
5.9
16.4
EV-to-EBITDA 3.57
VIAB's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked higher than
90% of the 530 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 10.22 vs. VIAB: 3.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
VIAB' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.2  Med: 4.60 Max: 8.6
Current: 3.57
2.2
8.6
PEG 1.09
VIAB's PEG is ranked higher than
72% of the 116 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.77 vs. VIAB: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PEG only.
VIAB' s PEG Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.23  Med: 1.35 Max: 3.51
Current: 1.09
0.23
3.51
Shiller P/E 13.00
VIAB's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
68% of the 94 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 19.70 vs. VIAB: 13.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
VIAB' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.8  Med: 21.07 Max: 27.85
Current: 13
11.8
27.85
Current Ratio 1.21
VIAB's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
65% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.64 vs. VIAB: 1.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
VIAB' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.85  Med: 1.18 Max: 1.77
Current: 1.21
0.85
1.77
Quick Ratio 1.00
VIAB's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
69% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.50 vs. VIAB: 1.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
VIAB' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.75  Med: 0.97 Max: 1.57
Current: 1
0.75
1.57
Days Inventory 43.90
VIAB's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
73% of the 278 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 14.84 vs. VIAB: 43.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
VIAB' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.21  Med: 37.25 Max: 45.08
Current: 43.9
19.21
45.08
Days Sales Outstanding 77.22
VIAB's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked lower than
55% of the 321 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 71.59 vs. VIAB: 77.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
VIAB' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 56.68  Med: 71.84 Max: 81.19
Current: 77.22
56.68
81.19
Days Payable 26.89
VIAB's Days Payable is ranked lower than
65% of the 283 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 51.93 vs. VIAB: 26.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
VIAB' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.93  Med: 23.84 Max: 27.53
Current: 26.89
11.93
27.53

Dividend & Buy Back

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Dividend Yield 3.54
VIAB's Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
65% of the 378 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.16 vs. VIAB: 3.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
VIAB' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.38  Med: 1.64 Max: 3.53
Current: 3.54
0.38
3.53
Dividend Payout 0.31
VIAB's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
64% of the 208 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 0.42 vs. VIAB: 0.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
VIAB' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.12  Med: 0.24 Max: 0.31
Current: 0.31
0.12
0.31
Dividend Growth (3y) 11.60
VIAB's Dividend Growth (3y) is ranked higher than
67% of the 112 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 4.70 vs. VIAB: 11.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Growth (3y) only.
VIAB' s Dividend Growth (3y) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.00 Max: 56.5
Current: 11.6
0
56.5
Forward Dividend Yield 3.70
VIAB's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked higher than
63% of the 335 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.33 vs. VIAB: 3.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 13.46
VIAB's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked higher than
86% of the 383 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. VIAB: 13.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
VIAB' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.45  Med: 6.25 Max: 13.46
Current: 13.46
1.45
13.46
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio 8.90
VIAB's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
96% of the 244 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: -1.90 vs. VIAB: 8.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
VIAB' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.6  Med: 4.65 Max: 0
Current: 8.9

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 0.52
VIAB's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
82% of the 360 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. VIAB: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
VIAB' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.52  Med: 1.00 Max: 1.65
Current: 0.52
0.52
1.65
Price/DCF (Earnings Based) 0.36
VIAB's Price/DCF (Earnings Based) is ranked higher than
94% of the 49 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.23 vs. VIAB: 0.36 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/DCF (Earnings Based) only.
N/A
Price/Median PS Value 0.61
VIAB's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
81% of the 542 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. VIAB: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
VIAB' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 0.99 Max: 1.49
Current: 0.61
0.41
1.49
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 0.52
VIAB's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
92% of the 133 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 1.34 vs. VIAB: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value only.
VIAB' s Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.46  Med: 0.99 Max: 2.23
Current: 0.52
0.46
2.23
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 10.58
VIAB's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
81% of the 397 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 3.40 vs. VIAB: 10.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
VIAB' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.1  Med: 9.20 Max: 17
Current: 10.58
6.1
17
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) 24.39
VIAB's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked higher than
83% of the 181 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 9.95 vs. VIAB: 24.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
VIAB' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.2  Med: 17.10 Max: 54.5
Current: 24.39
9.2
54.5

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $13268
EPS $ 4.75
Beta1.29
Short Percentage of Float4.36%
52-Week Range $36.32 - 73.52
Shares Outstanding(Mil)396.64

Analyst Estimate

Sep16 Sep17 Sep18
Revenue(Mil) 13,673 13,888 14,372
EPS($) 5.71 6.07 6.61
EPS without NRI($) 5.71 6.07 6.61

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Business Description

Industry: Entertainment » Media - Diversified
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Traded in other countries:VIAB.Argentina, VCX.Germany,
Viacom Inc was organized in Delaware in 2005. The Company is an entertainment content company that connects with audiences through television content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 165 countries and territories. The Company operates through two reporting segments; Media Networks, which includes MTV Networks and Filmed Entertainment. The Media Networks segment provides entertainment content and related products for consumers in targeted demographics attractive to advertisers, content distributors and retailers. Media Networks operates its media networks businesses through four brand groups; Music & Logo, Nickelodeon, Entertainment and BET Networks. Its operated TV channels include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA & among others. The Filmed Entertainment segment produces, finances, acquires and distributes motion pictures and other entertainment content under the Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies brands. The following brands, logos, trade names, trademarks and related trademark families are a few of those strongly identified with the product lines: Viacom, MTV, MTV2, mtvU, VH1, VH1 Classic, CMT, Palladia, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, NickMom, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, BET Networks, BET, CENTRIC, BET Gospel, BET Hip Hop, BET.com, BET Mobile, Tr3s, VIVA, Paramount Channel, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television and other domestic and international program services and digital properties. Its businesses are subject to and affected by regulations of U.S. federal, state and local governmental authorities, and its international operations are subject to laws and regulations of local countries and pan-national bodies such as the European Union.
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