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21 Feb 2012

TIM BRUNO PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

TIM BRUNO PROMOTED TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, EVENT PRODUCTION, TALENT DEVELOPMENT & STUDIO RELATIONS FOR VIACOM ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

New York, NY, February 21, 2012 – Tim Bruno has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Event Production, Talent Development & Studio Relations for Viacom Entertainment Group.  The announcement was made today by Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President, Event Production, Talent Development & Studio Relations for Viacom Entertainment Group, to whom he reports into.

The Viacom Entertainment Group is comprised of a multiplatform portfolio of brands featuring Comedy Central, Spike TV and TV Land cable channels and websites, as well as Internet sites Atom.com and GameTrailers.com.

In his new expanded position, Bruno will take on the role as Executive in Charge of Production across all of the Entertainment Group’s tent pole events, which include Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards,” “Guys Choice Awards” and “Scream Awards,” Comedy Central’s “Comedy Awards” and TV Land’s the “TV Land Awards,” as well as the AFI Life Achievement Award telecast, which will honor Shirley Maclaine in June 2012.

Bruno will also continue to play an integral role in overseeing the talent development and motion picture studio relations for the three networks within the Group.  Most recently, Bruno served as Vice President, Event Production, Talent & Studio Relations where he oversaw all talent relationships for Viacom Entertainment Group’s original series and events.

“Tim has been a brilliant partner in building the talent and event production departments across the Viacom Entertainment Group,” said Patterson, “Tim’s leadership and understanding of our networks and their respective audiences has been invaluable in making memorable and brand-defining events across the networks.  I’m thrilled to now be partnering with Tim in this expanded way.”

Prior to joining the Viacom Entertainment Group, Bruno was an Emmy Award®-winning producer and thirteen-year veteran of NBC.  He was supervising producer for NBC News’ “Today,” from 2002-2005, where he oversaw all entertainment aspects of the morning show and was responsible for all celebrity, film, television, theatre and music programming including the “Toyota Concert Series on Today.”

During his tenure at NBC, Bruno held a number of positions, including Booking Producer for NBC News’ “Dateline NBC,” and “Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie Couric.”  He began his television career at NBC in 1991 as a page in the New York Guest Relations Department.

Bruno graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  He resides in New York City and Callicoon, NY with his partner Lee Hartwell.

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect 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 Tr3sParamount 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 a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world’s most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.

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