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									          Viacom Inc. (VIA.B) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

       Reference Code: GDMD34031FSA                                                                                      Publication Date: APR 2011

       1515 Broadway                           Phone             +1 212 2586000                          Revenue            9,337 (million USD)
       New York, NY                            Fax               +1 212 2586464                          Net Profit         854 (million USD)
       10036                                   Website           www.viacom.com                          Employees          10,900
       United States                           Exchange          VIA.B [New York Stock Exchange] Industry                   Media

      Company Overview
       Viacom Inc. (Viacom) is a global entertainment content company. It principally engages in providing entertainment services to
       audiences across various distribution platforms, including television, motion pictures and digital media. The company operates its
       business through two segments, namely, Media Networks; and Filmed Entertainment. Its Media Networks segment comprises
       MTV Networks and BET Networks operating channels and entertainment products under popular brands. It provides
       entertainment content to audiences on various media such as television, Internet and mobile devices.

      Key Executives                                                                  SWOT Analysis
                     Name                                   Title                     Viacom Inc., SWOT Analysis
      Philippe P. Dauman                    Chief Executive Officer                   Strengths                  Weaknesses

      Thomas E. Dooley                      Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                      Accelerating and Relatively        Limited Releases in Home
      Sumner M. Redstone                    Chairman                                  High Profitability                 Entertainment
      Shari Redstone                        Vice Chairman
                                                                                      Robust Subsidiary Network          Declining Market Share in
      George S. Abrams                      Director                                                                     Sector
      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
      GlobalData

      Share Data                                                                      Opportunities                      Threats

      Viacom Inc.                                                                     Strategic Agreements and           Infringement of Intellectual
       Share Price (USD) as on 06-Apr-2011                                 47.36      Alliances                          Property

       EPS (USD)                                                            1.92
                                                                                      New Releases and Product           Rapidly Changing Trends in
       Market Cap (million USD)                                           27,252      Launches                           Market
       Enterprise Value (million USD)                                     33,205

       Shares Outstanding (million)                                             597
                                                                                      Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary
       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
                                                                                      Research, GlobalData
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      Financial Performance




       Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research,
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Viacom Inc. (VIA.B) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review                                                              Reference Code: GDMD34031FSA

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      Table of Contents
      Table of Contents........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
      List of Tables .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
      List of Figures................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3
      Section 1 - About the Company ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
      Viacom Inc. - Key Facts ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4
      Viacom Inc. - Key Employees ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
      Viacom Inc. - Key Employee Biographies ...................................................................................................................................................................... 6
      Viacom Inc. - Major Products and Services ................................................................................................................................................................... 7
      Viacom Inc. - History ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
      Viacom Inc. - Company Statement .............................................................................................................................................................................. 11
      Viacom Inc. - Locations And Subsidiaries.................................................................................................................................................................... 14
            Head Office............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 14
            Other Locations & Subsidiaries ............................................................................................................................................................................. 14
      Section 2 – Company Analysis .................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
      Viacom Inc. - Business Description.............................................................................................................................................................................. 16
      Viacom Inc. - Corporate Strategy................................................................................................................................................................................. 18
      Viacom Inc. - SWOT Analysis ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
            SWOT Analysis - Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
            Viacom Inc. - Strengths ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
                  Strength - Accelerating and Relatively High Profitability ................................................................................................................................. 19
                  Strength - Robust Subsidiary Network ............................................................................................................................................................ 19
                  Strength - Strong Media Conglomerate .......................................................................................................................................................... 19
            Viacom Inc. - Weaknesses .................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Weakness - Limited Releases in Home Entertainment................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Weakness - Declining Market Share in Sector................................................................................................................................................ 20
            Viacom Inc. - Opportunities ................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Opportunity - Strategic Agreements and Alliances ......................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Opportunity - New Releases and Product Launches ...................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Opportunity - Increasing Broadband Usage.................................................................................................................................................... 20
                  Opportunity - Growing US and European Advertising Markets....................................................................................................................... 21
                  Opportunity - Exp
								
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