Viacom CEO Calls Brad Grey Death “Shocking”; Projects Studio-TV Upturn

The passing of former Paramount chief Brad Grey was “shocking for everyone, ourselves included,” Viacom CEO Bob Bakish told investors today at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit.
“It just goes to show — you never know,” he added. “And we should all focus on enjoying life because sometimes it can pass us by quickly.”
That said, the Viacom chief assured investors that Paramount — under its new head, Jim Gianopulos — “will show sustained improvement.”
Bakish…

The passing of former Paramount chief Brad Grey was “shocking for everyone, ourselves included,” Viacom CEO Bob Bakish told investors today at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit. “It just goes to show — you never know,” he added. “And we should all focus on enjoying life because sometimes it can pass us by quickly.” That said, the Viacom chief assured investors that Paramount — under its new head, Jim Gianopulos — “will show sustained improvement.” Bakish…