FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) today announced that it has acquired Signalnoise.com, a privately-owned design blog based in Nova Scotia, Canada. Signalnoise.com, the online presence of Signalnoise Studio, produces an online inspiration blog, custom design and intellectual property sold through the Signalnoise Store.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Viacom will use Signalnoise as the platform to launch and distribute its global content from various brands like MTV, VH1, BET, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures. As part of the agreement, Viacom has secured Web & Print rights for an unidentified subsidiary in the U.S. as well as all merchandising distribution rights of Signalnoise IP in the following regions: U.S., Latin America, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand.
Viacom is home to the world’s premier entertainment brands. Through its BET Networks, MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures divisions, Viacom connects with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom’s leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America’s oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates more than 500 branded digital media properties, including several of the world’s most popular destinations for entertainment, community and casual online gaming.