|1912||Paramount Pictures is founded|
|1995||Westinghouse buys CBS|
|1997||Westinghouse renamed as CBS Corporation|
|1999||CBS Corporation merges with King World & acquired by Viacom|
|2001||Viacom buys BET Networks|
Is BET owned by CBS?
Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others.
When did MTV buy?
In 2000, Viacom announced plans to purchase BET Holdings Inc. for more than $2.3 billion. The deal closed in 2001, with BET Holdings’ networks becoming part of MTV Networks; but was eventually placed under BET Networks.
Who is first black billionaire?
He became the first black American billionaire in 2001. Johnson’s companies have counted among the most prominent African-American businesses in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
|Robert L. Johnson|
|Johnson in 2018|
|Born||Robert Louis Johnson April 8, 1946 Hickory, Mississippi, U.S.|
Does Disney own Nick?
All future Paramount Pictures films, including Nickelodeon Movies films will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Nickelodeon, Nick@Nite, Nicktoons, TeenNick, and all other Nick channels will be defunct after Disney’s acquisition.