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The Office and Parks and Recreation Cable TV Deals Extended

The Office and Parks and Recreation fans will be able to continue to enjoy the shows on cable television even though the shows are eventually headed to NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service. Viacom has announced that under a new pact with NBCUniversal, Comedy Central has extended its exclusive cable deal for The Office through 2021. After that, the …

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Viacom Acquires the Seinfeld Cable Rights for October 2021

Last week, Netflix announced that it had landed the streaming rights to all 180 episodes of Seinfeld for 2021. Now, Viacom has revealed the company has acquired the Seinfeld cable rights from Sony Pictures Television. Beginning in October 2021, the full library of Seinfeld episodes will air amongst Viacom’s entertainment brands, including Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land. Catch-up …

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CBS and Viacom Officially Announce Merger

CBS and Viacom today announced they have entered into an agreement to combine in an all-stock merger, creating a combined company with more than $28 billion in revenue. The combined company, titled ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company, with the assets, capabilities and scale to be one of the biggest …

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New Garfield Animated Series Coming to Nickelodeon

Viacom announced today it is acquiring Paws, Inc., the entity holding global intellectual property rights to the Garfield and the U.S. Acres franchises. Following completion of the acquisition, Nickelodeon plans to develop a new Garfield animated television series. The acquisition of Garfield expands Nickelodeon’s growing portfolio of properties that already includes SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, …

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