The company declined to comment, however a person with knowledge of the situation said the job cuts represent less than 2% of the group’s workforce.
The layoffs come after a restructuring last October that brought together Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land under Kent Alterman. These divisions share an original content strategy that’s rooted in scripted programming.
In the reorganization, Chris McCarthy assumed oversight of MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo. For CMT, it is reunion with MTV and VH1 — the three networks were once part of MTV Networks under Van Toffler.
Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said at the time the change was designed to create a simplified corporate structure and make better use of resources.
Variety first reported the layoffs.