Quick Answer: When did CBS buy bet?

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?

About ViacomCBS

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.

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