For the original company: see Viacom International.


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On January 3, 2006, Viacom International split into two companies, Viacom and CBS Corporation. The split was conducted so that the original Viacom spun off its cable networks and Paramount Pictures into a "new Viacom" and the original company was renamed CBS Corporation. CBS Corp. is therefore considered the official successor to the original Viacom, so the new Viacom should not be confused with the old Viacom.