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This is part of the Viacom chief’s no-worries pitch to Wall Street, where many investors have been freaked out by the ratings woes at Nickelodeon and MTV. “We’re looking to expand everywhere in the world” Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said in a lunch presentation at the Ubs Global Media and Communications Conference. The company’s strongest in Europe, especially the UK. But it’s looking everywhere to add overseas channels for Nickelodeon and Nick Jr, Comedy Central, and the relatively new Paramount Channel. Viacom “will announce several launches over the next year,” Dauman says. Over time “I expect the Paramount Channel to be one of our global channels and present on every continent.” He acknowledged that “there are difficult economic conditions” in parts of Europe including Greece and Portugal. But he says that “we’re reaching a point of bottoming out” and “outside of Europe there are pockets of strength” including in Mexico. »

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