Viacom International Media Networks

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Viacom International Media Networks
Headquarters New York
London
Owners Viacom

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is the international division of Viacom. The network oversees the production, broadcasting and promotion of key Viacom brands. These brands include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, VIVA and Game One.

VIMN International[edit]

The networks headquarters are located in New York and London. Other international offices are located in Berlin, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Singapore, Budapest and Sydney amongst others. Viacom brands are viewed by 700 million households across the world available in 37 languages via 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media properties. VIMN's first international offices opened in the late 1980s in London and Amsterdam with the launch of MTV Europe. VIMN was created from a rebrand of Viacom's MTV Networks, which included MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon, to include Comedy Central. Robert Bakish has been President of VIMN since 2011, having held various roles at Viacom since 1997.

VIMN International Structure[edit]

VIMN Asia (Singapore & Tokyo) also see Viacom International Media Networks Asia

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VIMN UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Central Eastern Europe (London, Sydney, Budapest & Moscow)

VIMN Northern Europe (Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm, Warsaw)[1] also see Viacom International Media Networks Northern Europe

Viacom International Media Networks Southern Europe, Middle-East and Africa

Viacom International Media Networks The Americas see additional information at VIMN Latin America

Additional properties[edit]

The network also comprises additional brands such as Viacom Blink! available in Poland, Paramount Channel in Spain, France, Russia and Hungary[2] and Paramount Comedy channels in both Spain[3] and Russia.[4] Additionally, Viacom International Media Networks utilises its existing operations in the US such as Spike, Neopets, Shockwave and BET and tailors their .com domains with localised advertising for audiences in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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Links to relevant stories:

  • "Monster and Viacom Debut ‘DNA’ Headphones” – Mashable

http://mashable.com/2012/09/04/monster-viacom-dna-headphones/

  • “Viacom’s MTV to Take 'Isle of MTV' Franchise to Japan” – The Hollywood Reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/isle-of-mtv-franchise-japan-viacom-369618

  • “Viacom International Unveils Paramount Channel” – The Hollywood Reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/viacom-international-unveils-paramount-channel-304694

  • “Emerging European Markets Catch The Nickelodeon Bug - Kidscreen

http://kidscreen.com/2012/06/22/emerging-european-markets-catch-the-nickelodeon-bug/

  • “MTV EMA 2011 Ratings Reached New High, Fuelled By Multi-Screen Strategy – The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2011/nov/17/mtv-ema-apps-strategy