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1515 Broadway

New York, NY 10036

United States

Phone: 212-258-6000


and Sunset Boulevard, as well as franchises, such as Transformers, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Indiana Jones and The Godfather. Home Entertainment Releases: In the year ended September 30, 2013, major home entertainment releases included DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3 and Rise of the Guardians, World War Z, Star Trek Into Darkness, Jack Reacher, Flight, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Paranormal Activity 4. Paramount also distributes home entertainment products for Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET and CBS. Television Licensing: In the year ended September 30, 2013, major titles made available included DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3, The Dictator, Marvel’s The Avengers, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Devil Inside and Hugo. Digital Licensing and Entertainment: Paramount licenses its films worldwide to digital platforms. Paramount also develops and distributes original content for launch on digital distribution platforms worldwide, including the Emmy-nominated series Burning Love on Yahoo! TV. In the year ended September 30, 2013, major projects included giving movie fans access to sharing movie clips with friends through VooZoo on Facebook and offering an improving body of current and classic movies, and interactive gaming apps, through digital distribution sites, such as iTunes. Business Strategy The company’s strategy is to expand, improve, and evolve its brands worldwide by creating and acquiring popular content and other interactive experiences, building new networks and digital properties and innovating in other forms of entertainment; foster a creative, dynamic and diverse corporate culture that reflects the diverse audiences that the company serves and strengthens its position as a leader in entertainment for consumers worldwide; invest wisely in content that fits its core businesses and brand portfolios, increasing the level of original programming inspired by its proprietary audience research, and complementing its brands, building its content library and driving multi-platform engagement; continue to innovate and refine the distribution of its content, capitalizing on and optimizing opportunities for linear, on-demand and interactive delivery through authenticated and free models, supported by subscription, transaction-based and/or advertising revenues, through cable, satellite and Internet delivery systems; expand its relationships with its advertising, cable, satellite, digital, mobile and licensing partners to develop new ways to deepen its connection with audiences through insightful research and the development of content that resonates with targeted audiences; fuel organic growth and expansion of its Media Networks and Filmed Entertainment businesses internationally by developing new brands and properties and launching new channels, connected experiences and consumer products with local, regional and multinational appeal; continue its focus on a streamlined film slate that emphasizes major branded and franchise films, including animated films, complemented by smaller productions and acquisitions, and that is guided by financial discipline and driven by innovative promotion and marketing; protect its collection of intellectual property from theft by providing compelling legitimate offerings, as well as through technology solutions, communications, legal enforcement and other activities; drive efficiencies, execute strategies and maintain a strong financial position through operational discipline; and thereby generate significant long-term value for its stockholders. Paramount’s film strategy focuses on various releases that represent a mix of major branded and franchise films and smaller productions, acquired films and distribution arrangements. Intellectual Property The company creates, owns, and distributes intellectual property worldwide. The following brands, logos, trade names, trademarks and related trademark families are a few of those identified with the product lines they represent and are assets of the company, including Viacom, MTV, MTV2, mtvU, VH1, VH1 Classic, CMT, Palladia, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Nic


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