- Shares of media firm Viacom peaked as most as 12% only before a shutting bell Friday after TheWrap reported it was in talks to combine with CBS. The batch sealed adult 7%.
- The news website pronounced CBS authority Les Moonves is now open to a consolidation, reversing his prior stance, citing 3 people with believe of a talks.
- Viacom was shaped in 2005 out of a separate from a prior iteration of a company, with a prototype re-branded as a CBS Corporation. Viacom now operates prolongation studios including Paramount Pictures and Paramount Television; TV stations including BET, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon; and ratemyprofessors.com.
- The dual companies have formerly attempted to combine during a ask of infancy stakeholder National Amusements, though a understanding was called off in Dec 2016.