August 13, 2019 / 10:29 PM / 5 months ago

Factbox: Merged CBS and Viacom aim to join U.S. media big league

(Reuters) - CBS Corp CBS.N and Viacom Inc VIAB.O on Tuesday reached a deal to reunite media mogul Sumner Redstone’s U.S. entertainment empire after 13 years apart.

FILE PHOTO: A trader works below the CBS Corporation logo on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

The deal brings together CBS television network, CBS News, Showtime cable networks with MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and the Paramount movie studios. Together, the company will own more than 140,000 TV episodes and more than 3,600 film titles.

The new company, ViacomCBS, will compete in an industry that has been reshaped after large-scale deals, including $85 billion purchase of Time Warner by AT&T (T.N) and Walt Disney’s (DIS.N) buyout of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc’s film and television assets.

Here is a list of six major media companies, their CEOs and the assets they own:

* AT&T (T.N):

Market Cap: $254.72 billion

CEO: Randall Stephenson, since May 2007

Brands: Turner TV networks, HBO, Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Studios, CNN and DirecTV


Market Cap: $246.81 billion

CEO: Robert Iger, since Sept 2005

Brands: The Walt Disney Studios, ABC Studios, National Geographic, ESPN, Marvel Studios, VICE, Lucasfilm Ltd, Pixar Animation Studios, 20th Century Fox Animations, Fox Family; Disney has plans to offer a bundle of its three streaming services starting in November: Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu


Market Cap: $197.53 billion

CEO: Brian Roberts, since Nov. 2002

Brands: NBC Universal, XFINITY, Sky, Comcast Cable, Universal theme parks, Comcast Spectacor


Market Cap: $136.73 billion

CEO: Reed Hastings, since Sept. 1998

Brands: Netflix streaming service, Netflix DVD rental, Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, Black Mirror, 13 Reasons Why, Bodyguard


Market Cap: $12.43 billion

CEO: Lachlan Murdoch, since March 2019

Brands: Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Business Network, Fox Television Stations, Fox News, Fox Sports


FILE PHOTO: The Viacom office is seen in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

Market Cap: $4.68 billion

CEO: David Zaslav, since Jan. 2007

Brands: TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Kids, Oprah Winfrey Network

Reporting by C Nivedita, Ayanti Bera and Sayanti Chakraborty in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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