For most variants, the background starts out as black and switches to purple, then 'v' enters. It switches to green as 'ia' enters. Then it switches to red as 'com' enters. Finally, as it zooms out to "A Viacom Presentation" the background turns blue.
Another 1976 color version
Version With Weather Watermark
Blue version as seen only on the 1985 trailer "The Sure Thing"
There are unconfirmed variants of a pink background "V of Doom" and one that contains flashing colours.
In this variant, either the "V" together with "Viacom" zooms in towards the viewer, or they slide in from opposite sides of the screen.
Really Weird Tales variant (1987)
This variant is nicknamed the "V of Calm" or "V of Happiness", and has black background. And a very rare yellow version seen in
Really Weird Tales ending.
This is nicknamed the "V of Steel" or "Silver V". It has varieties, but not as many as the previous logo, including a warp speed variant.
The following logos below had the name read by the late
This logo stopped being used by Viacom Enterprises when it was folded into
Paramount Domestic Television in 1994, but it continued to be used by Viacom Productions until 1998.
Byline of the logo found on
. The byline says "Viacom Productions Inc. Exclusive Distributor"
This logo does not move in video, but the background is not doing to animate, Anyway, this logo is unanimated,
The logo iron is removed. And added Paramount byline.
Final logo of Viacom Productions, which was folded into
Paramount Television in 2004.
Viacom Logo History *UPDATE*
Viacom "Pinball" Logo (1971-1976)
Viacom Pinball Logo (1971) B&W Version
Viacom Pinball Logo (1971) Variant 1
Viacom Pinball Logo (1971) Variant 2
Viacom "Pinball" Logo (1974)
Viacom B&W "V of Doom" With Pinball Music (1976)
Viacom B&W "V of Pinball" (1976)
Viacom "V of Pinball" (1976)
Film-O-Vision Viacom V of Doom (Fast Music-1976)
Viacom "V of Doom" (1976) *Warped*
Viacom "V of Doom" (1976) *Odd Low Toned Version*
Viacom Enterprises B&W logo (1976)
Viacom Enterprises B&W alt. logo (1976)
Viacom 'V of Doom" Ultra Dark Variant (1976) (RECREATION)
Original Vinegar Syndrome Viacom "V of Doom"
Tomorrow Entertainment-Viacom V of Doom (1982)
Viacom Enterprises (1976) - Silent (Tape Malfunction)
Hawaii Five-O Closing (1972)-Viacom "V of Doom" *Silent* (1978)
Released by TCF-Viacom "V of Doom" (1972)
Viacom "V Of Doom" In Film-O-Vision "Green Variant"
Rare Viacom "V of Doom" (1978)
Viacom V Of Doom Logo in "Film O Vision"
Gunsmoke Closing (1970) Viacom "V of Doom" (1978)
Viacom "V of Doom" Filmed PAL Pitched (1976)
Viacom, the Videotaped "V of Doom"
Viacom Videotaped V Of Doom Logo (1978) "Variant"
Viacom Enterprises logo (1978)
Viacom The Alternative V Of Doom (1978)
Viacom Enterprises warp speed logo (1979)
HYPER RARE PINK VIACOM V OF DOOM (1986) (From The Andy Griffith Show)
Viacom "V of Doom" Videotaped Warp Speed (You Don't Say! Variant)
Viacom Productions (1979)
Michael Sloan Productions IAW Viacom
Viacom V Of Steel Logo "Standard Version"
Viacom Enterprises logo (1986)
Viacom "V Of Steel" Logo "Long Version" (1986)
Viacom Enterprises extended logo (1986)
Hatos-Hall - Viacom Enterprises (1987)
Viacom Productions sped up logo (1989)
Viacom warp speed "V of Steel" logo
Viacom Productions warp speed logo (1986)
Alexander and Ilya Salkind Productions Viacom (1989)
Viacom Productions warp speed logo (1986 - high tone)
Viacom Enterprises extended warp speed logo (1988)
Bing Crosby Productions (1965) Viacom "V of Steel" *4 Wipes Warp Speed* (1986)
Viacom The Ultra Warp Speed "V of Steel" Logo
Viacom International logo (1990)
Viacom "Wigga Wigga" Logo "Long Version"
Perry Mason Closing (1964) Viacom "Wigga Wigga" (1990)
Viacom Wigga Wigga Logo (1990)
Viacom "Wigga Wigga" Logo (1990's) -HIGH QUALITY-
Perry Mason Closing (1957) Viacom "Wigga Wigga" Logo (1990)
Viacom "Wigga Wigga" (Full Variant) (1990-2000)
Bing Crosby Productions (1965) Viacom "Wigga Wigga" (1990) *Viacom Pinball Plaster*
Viacom "Wigga Wigga Logo" Standard Version
Viacom Standard "Wigga Wigga" Without Voice Over
Viacom "Wigga Wigga" Short Version
Viacom "Wigga Wigga" Logo (Short) (1990-2000)
Viacom "Wigga Wigga" Logo Sped up Audio
Viacom "Wigga Wigga" Productions Logo (1998)
Viacom "Wigga Wigga" Productions Logo (1998)-0
Viacom Productions (1998-1999) w 1999-2004 music *Improved Version*
*Extremely Rare* Viacom Logo - 1998 with 1999 music
Viacom Productions Logo (1999)
Hartbreak Films Viacom Productions
Viacom Productions logo (2004)
Rosemont Productions - Magna Global Entertainment - Viacom Productions - Paramount (2004)-0
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Paramount Home Entertainment | Comedy Central Home Entertainment | Fox-Paramount Home Entertainment 5 | CBS DVD | CBS Blu-ray | CBS Home Entertainment | Paramount Presents
Big Ticket Television | CBS Television Studios | CBS Broadcasting | CBS EYE Productions | CBS Television Distribution | CBSN Originals | CBS Studios International | Paramount Television Studios ( | Others) Nickelodeon Productions ( | Others) Nickelodeon Animation Studio | MTV Production Development | MTV Animation ( | Others) Paramount Network Originals | TV Land Originals | Nicktoons Originals | Comedy Central Productions | Viacom International Studios ( United Kingdom | MTV Studios) | Miramax Television (49%) 1
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International: Channel 5 (United Kingdom) | Colors (India) 2 | Network 10 (Australia) | Telefe (Argentina)
CBS Television Stations:
CBS affiliates: KCBS-TV | KCNC-TV | KDKA-TV | KOVR | KPIX-TV | KTVT | KYW-TV | WBBM-TV | WBZ-TV | WCBS-TV | WCCO-TV | WFOR-TV | WJZ-TV | WWJ-TV
CW affiliates: KBCW | KMAX-TV | KSTW | WKBD-TV | WPCW | WPSG | WTOG | WUPA
Independent stations: KCAL-TV | KTXA | WLNY-TV
MyNetworkTV affiliates: WBFS-TV | WSBK-TV
Start TV affiliate: WBXI-CA
US domestic channels
BET Networks/ Showtime Networks:
BET ( | HD) BET Gospel | BET Hip-Hop | BET Her | BET Jams | BET Soul | Showtime (HD) | Showtime 2 | Showtime Beyond | Showtime Extreme | Showtime Family Zone | Showtime Next | SHO*BET | Showtime Women | The Movie Channel (HD) | The Movie Channel Xtra | Flix
Entertainment & Youth Group:
MTV ( | HD) MTV2 | Tres | MTV Live | MTV Classic | VH1 ( | HD) CMT | CMT Music | Logo | Comedy Central | Paramount Network (HD) | Pop | TV Land | Smithsonian Channel (HD)
Nickelodeon ( | HD) Nick at Nite | Nicktoons (HD) | Nick Jr. (HD) | TeenNick | NickMusic | Nick Games
Other channels: Aapka Colors 2 | CBS Sports Network
Benelux ( MTV Brand New | MTV Music 24) | Africa | Brazil | Europe | France ( MTV Base | MTV Idol | MTV Pulse) | Germany | Italy ( MTV Music) | Japan | Latin America ( MTV Hits) | Middle East ( MTV India) | Russia | Poland ( MTV Music 24) | Portugal | South Korea ( SBS MTV) 8 | Southeast Asia | Spain
Africa | Australia ( Nick Jr.) | Asia | Benelux ( Nick Music) | Brazil ( Nick Jr.) | Canada 9 | Europe | France ( Nickelodeon Teen | Nickelodeon Junior | N-Toons) | Germany ( Nicktoons | NickNight) | Hungary ( Nicktoons) | Indonesia | Italy | Japan 10 | Latin America and Caribbean (HD) ( Nick 2 | Nick Jr. | Nicktoons) | Poland ( Nick Jr.) | Portugal | Romania ( Nick Jr.) | Russia ( Nicktoons) | Spain ( Nick Jr.) | South Korea 15 | Ukraine ( Nicktoons) 11
Paramount Network/ Channel:
Asia | Brazil | Denmark | France | Italy | Latin America | Poland | Spain | Sweden | Ukraine 11
Benelux ( Comedy Central Family) | Brazil | France | Germany | Hungary ( Comedy Central Family) | Latin America | Poland ( Polsat Comedy Central Extra) | UK & Ireland | Romania | Spain | Balkans ( Comedy Central Extra) | Czech Republic ( Prima Comedy Central)
Europe ( VH1 Classic) | Latin America ( VH1 Classic | VH1 MegaHits) | Poland
Australia | Hungary ( RTL Spike) 12 | Netherlands | Russia | Ukraine 11
Canada: CMT 9 | France: Game One, Game One Music HD, J-One, BET | Italy: Super! | Russia: Paramount Comedy | Ukraine: Paramount Comedy 11 | Poland: CBS Europa 13
Parent companies: ( TV18 Reliance Industries Limited),
Indian television channels:
Hindi: Entertainment: Colors, Colors Rishtey | Movies: Colors Cineplex, Rishtey Cineplex | Youth entertainment: MTV | Music: MTV Beats
English: Entertainment: Colors Infinity, Comedy Central | Music: VH1 | Kids: Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon Sonic, Nick Jr.
Regional languages: Kannada: Colors Kannada, Colors Super, Colors Kannada Cinema | Bangla: Colors Bangla, Colors Bangla Cinema | Marathi: Colors Marathi, Colors Marathi Cinema (upcoming) | Tamil: Colors Tamil | Odia: Colors Odia | Gujarati: Colors Gujarati, Colors Gujarati Cinema | Bhojpuri: Rishtey Bhojpuri (upcoming)
United States: Aapka Colors
Defunct: TeenNick (programming block on Nick Jr.)
Film production: Viacom18 Motion Pictures
Online websites and direct-to-consumer services:
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Video-on-demand services: CBS All Access | 10 All Access | CBSN | CBS Sports HQ | ET Live | Noggin | AwesomenessTV | BET+ | Paramount+ | NickJr.com | Pluto TV | My5 | Voot | 10 Play | MTV+
Simon & Schuster:
Atria Publishing Group ( Howard Books | 37 INK) | Gallery Publishing Group ( Pocket Books | Threshold Edition) | Scribbler | Free Press
CBS News Radio | CBS Sports Radio | CBS News | CBS Sports | ViacomCBS Consumer Products | CBS Records | Milkshake! | NickSports | NickRewind | Paws, Inc. | Rainbow S.r.l. (30%) | Viacom18 2 | Porta dos Fundos (51%) | Bellator MMA | Viacom Velocity | Viacom Vantage | South Park Digital Studios | Paramount Digital Entertainment | Nickelodeon Games | CBS Studio Center | CBS Broadcast Center | CBS Sporting Club | Nick Records | Comedy Central Records | VidCon | Ananey Communications | ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group
ABC Films | BNET | Camelot Entertainment Sales | CBBC on Nickelodeon 14 | CBS Broadcast International | CBS/Fox Video 5 ( | Others) CBS/Fox Children's Video 5 | CBS Enterprises | CBS Films ( | Others) CBS Eye on People | CBS Outdoor | CBS Paramount Television ( | Others) CBS Paramount Network Television | CBS Productions ( | Others) CBS Radio | CBS Records International | CBS Telenoticias | CBS Theatrical Films |
CBS Video | Cinema Center Films | Columbia Records | NickMom | CIC Video 1 | Paramount News | Paramount Records | Paramount Cartoon Studios | Paramount Famous Productions | Famous Studios | Nickelodeon Studios | Nickelodeon Video 2 | Nick 2 ( | HD) Nick Jr. Productions | Cinema International Corporation | One World Entertainment | Paramount Comics 15 | MTV Brasil 16 | Red de Noticias | MTV Philippines | MTV Pinoy 17 | Peanuts Home Video | Republic Pictures | Republic Pictures Home Video | Liberty Films | Mascot Pictures | U.M. & M. TV Corporation | VistaVision | Spelling Films | Worldvision Home Video ( | Others) Sunn Classic Pictures | Taft Entertainment Pictures | Commonwealth United Entertainment | Nick Games and Sports For Kids | Nick at Nite (UK and Ireland) | Nick at Nite (Latin America) | Nick Hits | Nick Radio | The N Originals | Noggin Original | NTA Home Entertainment | The Comedy Channel Originals | Ha! TV Comedy Network Originals | MTV Extra | MTV Flux | MTV Shows | MTV Films Europe | Viacom New Media | Viacom Consumer Products | MTV Games | Comedy Central Games | Kindernet | All News Channel 18 | VH1 Uno | VH1 (Russia) | Nickelodeon Arabia | MTV8 | MTV Next | Nick Jr. Games | Nick Nach Acht | MTV Entertainment | MTV Music | Paramount Vantage | MTV Desi | GameTrailers | Madison Square Garden | MSG | Cheddar U | Defy Media | DreamWorks Television | DreamWorks Pictures | TMF | TMF Dance | TMF NL | TMF Pure | VIVA | Insurge Pictures | MTVph 19 | Viacom Blink! | Desilu Productions | Eyemark Entertainment | Group W Productions | Home Theater Network | The Indie-Verse | InterStar Releasing 20 | Key Video 5 | King World Productions ( | King World Direct) Laurel Entertainment | MGM/CBS Home Video 21 | MountainWest Sports Network | National Telefilm Associates | NBC Films | Nick at Nite Originals | onGamers | Paramount Domestic Television ( | Others) Paramount DVD | Paramount Parks | Paramount Network Television ( | Others) Paramount Stations Group | Paramount Television Network | Paramount Television Service | Playhouse Video 5 | QM Productions | Republic Pictures | RTL CBS Entertainment ( RTL CBS Entertainment HD) 22 | RTL CBS Extreme ( RTL CBS Extreme HD) 22 | RTV News Inc. | Satellite News Channel 23 | Spelling Television ( | Others) Taft Entertainment Television | Teen Nick Originals | Thomas-Spelling Productions | Torand Productions | TriStar Pictures ( | Others) TriStar Television ( | Others) UPN | VH1 Films | VH1 (UK) | Viacom ( | Others | Special Delivery) USA Network | Viacom Pictures | Westinghouse Broadcasting Company | Westinghouse Broadcasting International | Wilshire Court Productions | Worldvision Enterprises (
Joint-venture with 1 BeIN Media Group.
Co-owned with 2 Network18.
Co-owned with 3 NBCUniversal.
Co-owned with 4 Gaumont.
Co-owned with 5 20th Century Studios.
Co-owned with 6 WarnerMedia.
Joint-venture with 7 Weigel Broadcasting.
Co-owned with 8 Seoul Broadcasting System.
Co-owned with 9 Corus Entertainment.
Co-owned with 10 NHK.
Co-owned with 11 1+1 media.
Co-owned with 12 RTL Group.
Joint venture with 13 AMC Networks International.
Joint-venture with 14 BBC.
Joint-venture with 15 Marvel Comics.
Co-owned with 16 Grupo Abril from 1990 to 2009.
Co-owned with 17 Viva Entertainment
Joint venture with 18 Hubbard Broadcasting.
Co-owned with 19 Solar Entertainment
51% owned by 20 Westinghouse Broadcasting
Co-owned with 21 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Joint venture with 22 RTL Group
Co-owned with 23 ABC