Filed by: Viacom Inc.
                                                  Pursuant to Rule 425 under the
                                              Securities Act of 1933, as amended

                                                    Subject Company: Viacom Inc.
                                                 Commission File No.: 333-128821

                                               Subject Company: New Viacom Corp.
                                              Commission File No.: 333-128821-01


        Newly Created Position to Commence Following Separation of Viacom

NEW YORK, December 1, 2005--Sumner M. Redstone, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), announced today that Carl D. Folta
will assume the newly created role of Executive Vice President of the Office of
the Chairman in 2006, following the separation of the organization into two
publicly traded companies. Mr. Folta will serve as chief representative of the
Chairman and a corporate officer of both companies, reporting directly to Mr.
Redstone, who will continue as Chairman and controlling shareholder of the two
new companies. Mr. Folta is currently Executive Vice President of Corporate
Relations for Viacom, a position he has held since November 2004.

In his new, expanded role, Mr. Folta will be responsible for overseeing
communications and administration for the Office of the Chairman, in
consultation with the Boards of Directors for both new Viacom and CBS
Corporation. He will serve as senior advisor and spokesperson for the Chairman,
with responsibility for strategic positioning and outreach to all internal and
external audiences, including the media, the investment community and U.S. and
international government officials. Mr. Folta will also be responsible for
directing the companies' joint KNOW HIV/AIDS initiative. Additionally, Mr. Folta
will work closely with Tom Freston and Leslie Moonves, who will become Chief
Executive Officers of new Viacom and CBS Corporation, respectively, and with the
senior staffs of both companies.

 "Carl has been a trusted advisor to me and a key contributor to Viacom's
success for more than a decade," Mr. Redstone said. "He has deftly managed
Viacom's communications activities both in the U.S. and around the world during
a period of momentous change. That is why I couldn't be happier to announce his
important new role, which recognizes his deep knowledge


of our businesses and ensures that both new Viacom and CBS Corporation will
continue to benefit from his experience and strategic counsel. Tom, Les and I
look forward to working with Carl as we launch these two great companies and
chart independent and uniquely promising courses that will benefit current and
future shareholders."

In his current role as Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations, Mr. Folta
is responsible for Viacom's overall communications activities, both internal and
external, as well as the coordination of communications at the Company's
operations. He serves as Viacom's chief spokesperson and works closely with the
Company's Investor Relations department in developing financial presentations
for all financial press. He also oversees the Company's media relations
activities for industry issues and public affairs, including regulatory,
legislative and legal issues. Mr. Folta is a founding member of Viacom's
Marketing Council, which comprises the Company's top marketers and creates
cross-promotional campaigns for Viacom brands and properties.

In addition, Mr. Folta manages the Company's corporate philanthropy, public
affairs and corporate events functions. He was responsible for the creation and
launch of KNOW HIV/AIDS, Viacom's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning cross-platform
public education campaign to eradicate ignorance about HIV/AIDS. Created in
partnership with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a leader in health
information and research, the multi-year campaign, now in its third year,
involves the creation and dissemination of awareness and prevention messages via
television, radio and outdoor PSAs; television and radio programming; as well as
online and print resources. Every Viacom division is involved in the campaign,
which harnesses the power of Viacom's creative and ad platform assets, and
includes ad placements valued at more than $250 million in 2005, and more than
$600 million since its launch.

Mr. Folta, 48, moved to his current role from his previously held position as
Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations. He joined Viacom in April 1994 as
Vice President, Corporate Relations, from Paramount Communications Inc., where
he served in various communications posts of increasing responsibility since his
1984 hire. Mr. Folta received a B.S. in 1980 from Boston University's College of
Communications and was presented with the school's Distinguished Alumni Award in
1998. He serves on the board of the International Radio and Television Society.

Viacom is a leading global media company, with preeminent positions in broadcast
and cable television, radio, outdoor advertising, and online. With programming
that appeals to audiences


in every demographic category across virtually all media, the Company is a
leader in the creation, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news,
sports, music, and comedy. Viacom's well-known brands include CBS, MTV,
Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, VH1, BET, Paramount Pictures, Infinity Broadcasting,
Viacom Outdoor, UPN, TV Land, Comedy Central, CMT: Country Music Television,
King World, Spike TV, Showtime, Paramount Parks, and Simon & Schuster. More
information about Viacom and its businesses is available at

Earlier this year, the Company announced it would be separating its businesses
into two publicly traded companies, and expects the transaction will likely be
completed by the end of 2005. The new Viacom will include MTV Networks (MTV,
VH1, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, CMT: Country Music Television,
Spike TV, TV Land and many other networks around the world), BET, Paramount
Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment and Famous Music. CBS Corporation will
consist of the CBS Television Network, UPN, Infinity Broadcasting, Viacom
Outdoor, Viacom Television Stations Group, Paramount Television, King World,
Simon & Schuster, Showtime and Paramount Parks.

Information About the Transaction
This release contains information relating to the proposed separation of Viacom
into two publicly traded companies. In connection with the proposed transaction,
Viacom has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4, as amended, with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors and security holders are urged to
read the Registration Statement and related materials that are filed with the
SEC because they contain important information about the proposed transaction.
Investors and security holders may obtain copies of these documents, and other
documents containing information about Viacom, without charge, at the SEC's
website at and through Viacom's Investor Relations at

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