American media magnate Samna Redstone has died at the age of 97

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 American media magnate Samna Redstone has died at the age of 97


Samna Redstone

Viacom and the honorary chairman of CBS, Samna Redstone, have died at the age of 97, Viacom CBS and national amusements said on Wednesday. The media tycoon built his fathers cinema chain into an empire of Paramount Pictures, CBS and MTV.

According to the BBC, Redstone is believed to have helped save the film industry by developing a multi hall model in the 1960s. He has set up his own company, spanning film, television, publishing and video rental.

Source: interface news editor: Li Si_ NBJ11322