May 03, 2012 at 14:31 PM EDT
Viacom, Inc. to Visit NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square
Michele Ganeless, President of Comedy Central, to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, May 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Viacom, Inc. [VIA], home to the world's premier entertainment brands such as MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV, Tr3s and Paramount Pictures, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the May 6 telecast of The Comedy Awards on Comedy Central, Michele Ganeless, President of Comedy Central, will ring the Closing Bell along with Comedy Awards Executive Producer Casey Patterson and New York City's First Deputy Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, Todd Asher.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, May 4, 2012 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Contact:

Aileen Budow
Senior Vice President of Communications
Viacom Entertainment Group
(212) 767-3952

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp
(212) 401-8916
Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:
http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.                       

About Viacom, Inc. [VIA]:

Viacom (Nasdaq:VIA) (Nasdaq: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 more than 160 media networks reaching approximately 700 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 and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, celebrating its 100th year in 2012 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.

About The Comedy Awards:

"The Comedy Awards," now in its second year, is dedicated to celebrating the art of comedy with an historic, one-night-only celebration honoring the most talented writers, directors, actors and stand-ups who provided the laugh track to our lives this past year. The awards ceremony took place at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, April 28 and featured a who's who of the comedy world including Robin Williams, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Chevy Chase, Kristin Wiig, Ty Burrell, Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett, Louis C.K. and many more. "The Comedy Awards" will premiere on Comedy Central on Sunday, May 6 and also will air on Comedy Central's international channels across Europe, New Zealand, India, Israel and Africa. To learn more, visit: www.thecomedyawards.com.

About NASDAQ OMX:

The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade -- from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the US and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-40 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,400 listed companies worth $5.1 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily.  Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century.  To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500).

-NDAQA-

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