The second incarnation of Verizon Media is an American diversified multinational mass media conglomerate formed through the merger of ViacomCBS and Verizon Media (2017-2020), which occurred after Verizon's acquisition of the former.

The company's main assets include the Paramount Pictures film and television studio, CBS Entertainment Group (consisting of the CBS television network, television stations, and other CBS-branded assets), MTV Networks (consisting of U.S.-based basic and premium-tier cable television networks including MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, Comedy Central, and Showtime), MTV Networks International (consisting of international versions of domestic VerizonCBS networks as well as region-specific networks), the Paramount Prime streaming service, and the Simon & Schuster book publisher as well as the AOL and Yahoo brands.

Headquartered at One Astor Plaza in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, the company operates over 170 networks and reaches approximately 700 million subscribers in approximately 160 countries, as of 2020.



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