September 20th, 2011

Viacom spent $600,000 lobbying government in 2Q

Bloomberg Business Week

Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures movie studio and cable TV channels MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, spent $600,000 in the second quarter lobbying the federal government about advertising to children, among other issues, according to a disclosure report.

That’s up from the $450,000 it spent in the same period a year ago but less than the $1.1 million it spent in the first quarter. Viacom also lobbied the government about data security and online privacy among other issues.

Viacom also lobbied the government about warning labels on video games and Internet policy regarding TV and the movies.

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