Comcast’s Roberts And ViacomCBS’s Redstone Met To Discuss Streaming Partnership

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts met with ViacomCBS Chairman Shari Redstone in recent weeks to discuss a potential streaming partnership for international markets, according to people familiar with the matter, a sign the media companies see opportunities to join forces. During the meeting, which was held around the end of June in New York, and which also included ViacomCBS CEO Robert Bakish, the executives discussed a variety of possible business partnerships that would allow the companies to enter non-U.S. markets together, the people said.

Viacom Taps Bakish As Acting President-CEO

Viacom has named company vet Robert Bakish its acting president and CEO. He’ll officially start the new gig on Nov. 15, when Tom Dooley steps down. Bakish will take those same titles at new business unit Viacom Global Entertainment Group.