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Case Title:

Viacom in China

Publication Year : 2006

Authors: Chandrasekhar

Industry: Entertainment

Region:China

Case Code: MES0050C

Teaching Note: Available

Structured Assignment: Available

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Abstract:
Viacom Inc., currently split as Viacom Inc., and CBS Corp forayed into China in 1995. By 2005, the company brought to the Chinese audience, its world-class entertainment programs meant for kids and youth. However, the company, like other foreign companies, had to face the government regulations that kept changing from time to time. The case chronicles the company background, the diverse channels it used to make progress and the challenges it had to face in China in the wake of fresh regulations and cultural hurdles.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To understand the Media business in China
  • To understand the challenges faced by Viacom in China due to regulations and cultural hurdles.

Keywords : Viacom; MTV; Market Entry Strategies Case Study; Nickelodeon; Paramount; Sumner Redstone; China; SARFT; SMG; Regulations

Contents : 
Viacom’s Background
Strategic progression
China’s TV Facts
Logos of the various divisions of Viacom and CBC Corporation

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