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Paramount may refer to: Entertainment and music companies * Paramount Pictures, an American film studio and a subsidiary of ViacomCBS. The following companies are historically linked not necessarily by current ownership. **Paramount+, an American streaming video service formerly known as CBS All Access **Paramount Communications, a company known as Gulf and Western Industries until 1989 **Paramount Home Entertainment, a division of Paramount Pictures for home video distribution founded in 1976 **Paramount Network, a current cable network previously called TNN and Spike TV **Paramount Parks, a former subsidiary chain of theme parks **Paramount Records (1969), a defunct record label subsidiary **Paramount Television Studios, the current incarnation of Paramount Television, 2013–present **Paramount Television (original), the original incarnation of Paramount Television, active 1967–2006 **Paramount Television Network, a defunct TV network founded in the late 1940s **Paramount Telev ...
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Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Corporation (commonly known as Paramount Pictures, or simply Paramount) is an American film production company and a subsidiary of ViacomCBS. It is the fifth oldest film studio in the world, the second oldest film studio in the United States (behind Universal Pictures), and the sole member of the "Big Five" film studios still located in the city limits of Los Angeles. In 1916, film producer Adolph Zukor put 22 actors and actresses under contract and honored each with a star on the logo. In 2014, Paramount Pictures became the first major Hollywood studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only. The company's headquarters and studios are located at 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, United States. Paramount Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association (MPA). History Famous Players Film Company Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world after the French studios Gaumont Film Company (1895) and Pathé (1896 ...
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Paramount Communications
Paramount Pictures Corporation (commonly known as Paramount Pictures, or simply Paramount) is an American film production company and a subsidiary of ViacomCBS. It is the fifth oldest film studio in the world, the second oldest film studio in the United States (behind Universal Pictures), and the sole member of the "Big Five" film studios still located in the city limits of Los Angeles. In 1916, film producer Adolph Zukor put 22 actors and actresses under contract and honored each with a star on the logo. In 2014, Paramount Pictures became the first major Hollywood studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only. The company's headquarters and studios are located at 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California, United States. Paramount Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association (MPA). History Famous Players Film Company Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world after the French studios Gaumont Film Company (1895) and Pathé (1896 ...
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Paramount Television Network
The Paramount Television Network (PTN) was a venture by American film corporation Paramount Pictures to organize a television network in the late 1940s. The company built television stations KTLA in Los Angeles and WBKB in Chicago; it also invested $400,000 in the DuMont Television Network, which operated stations WABD in New York City, WTTG in Washington, D.C., and WDTV in Pittsburgh. Escalating disputes between Paramount and DuMont concerning breaches of contract, company control, and network competition erupted regularly between 1940 and 1956, and culminated in the dismantling of the DuMont Network. Television historian Timothy White called the clash between the two companies "one of the most unfortunate and dramatic episodes in the early history of the television industry." The Paramount Television Network aired several programs, including the Emmy Award-winning children's series ''Time for Beany''. Filmed in Hollywood, the programs were distributed to an ad-hoc network of sta ...
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Paramount Parks
Paramount Parks was an operator of Paramount's Kings Island, Paramount's Kings Dominion, Paramount's Great America, Paramount's Carowinds, and Paramount Canada's Wonderland, which annually attracted about 13 million patrons. National Amusements-owned Viacom assumed control of the company as part of its acquisition of Paramount Pictures in 1994. On June 30, 2006, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company acquired the company, and the deal included a ten-year license to use the Paramount Parks name and theme, and a four-year license to use Nickelodeon names and themes Cedar Fair declined to exercise the Paramount licenses and they dropped Paramount and CBS-licensed names from the parks after the 2007 season, but opted to retain Nickelodeon names and themes until after the 2009 season when this license expired. The operator has continued to be defunct despite efforts to use Paramount intellectual properties at various park projects after the sale in 2006 by entities unaffiliated with the origin ...
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Paramount Animation
Paramount Animation is an American animation studio that is the animation division of Paramount Pictures, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS. The division was founded on July 6, 2011 following the box office success of Paramount's own ''Rango'' and the end of their distribution deal with DreamWorks Animation in 2012. The studio's first film ''The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water'' was released on February 6, 2015 and its latest release was ''The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run'' on August 14, 2020; with their next release being ''Rumble'' on February 18, 2022. Background After the closure of Paramount Cartoon Studios (formerly named Famous Studios) in December 1967, Paramount distributed a few animated films from 1973 to 1992 that were produced by outside studios, including ''Charlotte's Web'', ''Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown'', ''Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!)'', and ''Bébé's Kids''. Following Viacom’s 1994 acquisition of Paramount Pictures, the studio ...
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Paramount Network
Paramount Network (will be rebranded as Paramount Movie Network in 2021) is an American basic cable television channel owned by ViacomCBS. The network's headquarters are located at the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Los Angeles. The channel was originally founded by a partnership between radio station WSM and Westinghouse Broadcasting as The Nashville Network (TNN) and began broadcasting March 7, 1983. It initially featured programming catering towards the culture of the Southern United States, including country music, variety shows, outdoors programming, and motor racing coverage (such as NASCAR). TNN was purchased by the Gaylord Entertainment Company in 1983. After Gaylord bought CMT in 1991, TNN's music programming was shifted to CMT, leaving TNN to focus on entertainment and lifestyle programming. In 1995, TNN and CMT were acquired by Westinghouse, which was in turn acquired by Viacom in 1999. Under Viacom ownership, TNN began phasing out its existing, country-influenced ...
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Paramount+
Paramount+ (pronounced Paramount Plus; formerly called CBS All Access but currently 10 All Access in Australia) is an American subscription video on-demand over-the-top streaming service owned and operated by ViacomCBS Streaming, a division of ViacomCBS. Paramount+ delivers films, dramas, news, cartoons and comedies. It offers original content, including newly aired CBS broadcast properties, and content from the ViacomCBS library. In the United States, many markets offer a live stream of the local CBS affiliate's main channel. As of November 5, 2020, it has around 8 million subscribers. Originally launched as CBS All Access on October 28, 2014, the service was rebranded as Paramount+ on March 4, 2021, following the 2019 re-merger of CBS and Viacom. Paramount+ would also expand to international markets, starting with Latin America and the already existing Canadian service on the day of the service's rebranding, followed by the Nordic countries on March 25, and Australia a few months ...
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Paramount Television (original)
The original incarnation of Paramount Television was the television production division of the American film studio Paramount Pictures, operating from 1967 to 2006. History Desilu Productions Desilu Productions was an American production company founded and co-owned by husband and wife Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, best known for shows such as ''I Love Lucy'', ''Star Trek'', and ''The Untouchables''. Until 1962, Desilu was the second-largest independent television production company in the U.S. behind MCA Inc.'s Revue Productions until MCA bought Universal Pictures, and Desilu became and remained the number-one independent production company until it was sold in 1967. Ball and Arnaz jointly owned the majority stake in Desilu from its inception until 1962, when Ball bought out Arnaz and ran the company by herself for several years. Ball had succeeded in making Desilu profitable again by 1967, when she sold her shares of Desilu to Gulf+Western for $17 million ($ in dollars) ...
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Paramount Television Studios
Paramount Television Studios, formerly known as the second incarnation of Paramount Television, is an American television production and distribution company, that is a division of Paramount Pictures, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS. It is the successor to the original Paramount Television, as it was transferred to CBS Corporation during its split from Viacom, which retained Paramount Pictures and its motion picture division in 2005. After the spin-off in January 2006, the division was renamed as CBS Paramount Television, and then CBS Television Studios in May 2009, after the three-year agreement for licensing the Paramount trademarks expired. In March 2013, Paramount returned to television production based on the technological expansion of television via streaming services, making it a vigorous business and Hollywood's growth engine. There was also recognition that severing the television operation from Paramount had given them little to fall back on when films fail, except for studio ...
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Paramount, California
Paramount is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. According to the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 54,098, down from 55,266 at the 2000 census. Paramount is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area and is bordered by Compton and Lynwood to the west, South Gate and Downey to the north, Bellflower to the east and south, and Long Beach to the south. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, Paramount has a total area of , of which is land and (2.28%) is water. History The city today known as Paramount was originally identified in 1781 by Mexican settlers of New Spain. It was organized under two old Spanish Ranchos; on the west, Rancho San Pedro, and on the east, Rancho Los Nietos (now portions of the cities of Santa Fe Springs and Whittier). These ranchos were established under the Spanish Empire and granted by King Carlos III in 1784. In 1834, Rancho Los Nietos was partitioned into five smaller ranchos including Rancho Los Cerrito ...
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Paramount Group
Paramount Group is a South Africa group of companies operating in the global defence, internal security and peacekeeping industries. Established in 1994, it offers a range of armoured vehicles, military aircraft, equipment and training to governments. Since 2006, Paramount Group has been expanding its presence in the aerospace sector. During 2011, the company unveiled the AHRLAC (''Advanced High Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft''), a long-range reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft; it is the first military fixed-wing aircraft to be designed and built indigenously in Africa. In 2013, Paramount Group acquired South African aerospace firm ''Advanced Technologies and Engineering'' (ATE); during the following year, it announced the acquisition of the South African aerospace company Aerosud, its primary partner on the ARHLAC. Both firms have been integrated into the group History Paramount Group was established by South African entrepreneur and industrialist Ivor Ichikowit ...
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United Paramount Theatres
American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres, Inc. (originally United Paramount Theatres, later the American Broadcasting Companies and ABC Television) was the post-merger parent company of the American Broadcasting Company and United Paramount Theatres. History United Paramount Theatres United Paramount Theatres, Inc. (UPT) was incorporated on , as a spin off of Paramount Pictures' movie theater operations pursuant to the Supreme Court anti-trust ruling in ''United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc.''. UPT took over Paramount's theater chains, which included Balaban and Katz, a Chicago-based circuit that also included some broadcasting interests. 800 of the 1,450 Paramount theaters were to be divested. A court appointed trustee would control UPT stock for five years to ensure separate ownership of the two businesses. Paramount stockholders were to receive stock in both companies, with a conversion provision that would allow a shareholder to exchange its stock in one successor into th ...
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Paramount Television Service
The Paramount Television Service (or PTVS for short and also known as Paramount Programming Service) was the name of a proposed but ultimately unrealized "fourth television network" from the U.S. film studio Paramount Pictures (then a unit of Gulf+Western, now owned by ViacomCBS). It was a forerunner of the later UPN (the United Paramount Network), which launched 17 years later. History Background PTVS was not Paramount's first attempt at launching a television network. The first attempt occurred in 1949 with the launch of the Paramount Television Network, which never extended beyond a few stations and folded after only a few years. In 1974, Barry Diller started his tenure as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures Corporation. With Diller at the helm, the studio produced television programs such as ''Laverne & Shirley'' (1976), ''Taxi'' (1978), and ''Cheers'' (1982). With his television background, Diller kept pitching an idea of his to the board: a fourt ...
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Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (formerly Paramount Home Media Distribution, and originally Paramount Home Video and Paramount Video) is the home video distribution arm of Paramount Pictures, a division of ViacomCBS. The division oversees PPC’s home entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television Studios, CBS, Showtime, MTV, Nickelodeon, VH1, BET, Comedy Central, and applicable licensing and servicing of certain pre-2010 DreamWorks Pictures, IFC Films, Miramax, pre-2005 Dimension Films titles, and DreamWorks Animation films from 2006 to 2012. PHE additionally manages global licensing of studio content and transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies. History In t ...
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Paramount Airways
Paramount Airways was an airline based in Chennai, India. It operated scheduled services, mainly targeting business travellers until it ceased operations in 2010. Its hub was Chennai International Airport and was the first airline in India to launch the New Generation Embraer 170/190 Family series aircraft. The airline started operations in October 2005 with the company headquartered in Madurai. It operated to regional destinations in south and eastern India until early 2010. Decline The airline ceased operations when legal issues arose between Paramount Airways and the lessors of their Embraer aircraft. These events caused a gradual termination of all services as the fleet was grounded and seized by the leasing companies. In November 2010, it was announced that Paramount Airways had won their legal battle and were set to resume services with a fleet of Airbus and Bombardier aircraft. Normalisation of the route network was scheduled for December 2010, but did not materialise. A Br ...
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