Philippe Dauman

President and CEO

Viacom is home to several well-known channels -- Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, etc. – owns Paramount Pictures, and operates multiple properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. Prior to running Viacom, Dauman was CEO of a private equity firm specializing in media and telecommunications investments, and before that he held several positions at Viacom. His board memberships are wide ranging, including education in under-served communities; arts and entertainment; healthcare; and the law. He received his BA from Yale and his law degree from Columbia.

Posts With Philippe Dauman


Viacom Profit Jumps as Ad Sales Recover

A ratings recovery at Viacom Inc.’s cable networks, as well as a turnaround at its film studio, sparked a 24% jump in the company’s net income in its fiscal fourth quarter.

YouTube Beats Viacom in Copyright Case, Again

Check out Chad Hurley’s taunt!

Google’s Cable TV Lineup: A Wishlist

Don’t expect Google to break the bundle when it experiments with cable TV. But you could see some cool features, like a cloud-based DVR, and a programming guide that doesn’t make you want to scream.

Viacom’s Philippe Dauman Has a Bundle, Will Travel: The Full Dive Into Media Interview

Want Snooki via Google TV, or Apple TV, or whatever new platform wants to play? You’ll have to pay for all of Viacom’s cable channels, too. Speaking of Snooki …
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Viacom Says Netflix Isn’t Hurting Nickelodeon Ratings

Viacom, which has seen ratings decline at its Nickelodeon cable channel, doesn’t think it is losing eyeballs to Netflix, which offers an array of kids programming, including Nickelodeon shows like “Dora the Explorer.” Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, speaking during the company’s earnings call this morning, continues to argue that the ratings decline stems primarily from a Nielsen miscount. Viacom saw revenue increase 3 percent for Q4, while earnings dropped 5 percent.

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman on YouTube, SOPA and Breaking the Cable Bundle (Video)

“We’re not a cable network, we’re a media network, and we’re agnostic about where our content appears,” says Viacommander Dauman.

Viacom’s Philippe Dauman Says “Mob Mentality” Doomed SOPA and PIPA

Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman says he’s unhappy with how SOPA and PIPA turned out.
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More Stars for D: Dive Into Media — Jason Kilar, Dick Costolo and Martha Stewart Join Us Onstage

Our first-ever media conference kicks off in a litte more than a month. And we’ve added the heads of Hulu, Twitter and Martha Stewart Living to a star-studded cast.

Game On! ESPN’s New Boss, John Skipper, Debuts at D: Dive Into Media.

Time to introduce another D: Dive Into Media speaker, and this one’s very timely: The first onstage interview with the new head of cable TV’s MVP.

Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley, Up Close and Personal: YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar Comes to D: Dive Into Media

North meets South, tech meets content, and the rest of the world gets a rare opportunity to meet one of Google’s most important — and least known — players.
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Today's Daily Cord-Cutting Denial: Viacom

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