Redstone'' s National Amusements seeks new Viacom board members – reports

<articleLocation” > Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements Inc, which holds 80 percent of Viacom voting shares, has actually begun looking for potential board members for Viacom, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people acquainted with the matter. Previous Time Warner executive Kenneth Lerer, ex-Sony Entertainment President Nicole Seligman and former Discovery Communications President Judith McHale are being thought about by National Amusements for Viacom’s board, the paper stated. Thomas May, the chairman of energy business Eversource Energy, is likewise being thought about for the board, the New York Times reported, mentioning people briefed on the conversations.

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams were eliminated from National Amusements board and the trust that will eventually control Viacom and CBS Corp, last month.

Viacom was not offered for comment outside routine U.S. company hours.

( Reporting by Parikshit Mishra in Bengaluru; Modifying by Gopakumar Warrier).

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