News Summary: Viacom 4Q profit up

News Summary: Viacom 4th-qtr profit rises, helped by success of 'World War Z'

Associated Press

STRONG PROFIT: Viacom said its fourth-quarter profit rose 24 percent to beat Wall Street predictions.

ZOMBIE HELP: Viacom said it got a boost from the success of the film "World War Z" and greater advertising revenue.

HOME CLASSICS: The New York company, which owns Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount Pictures, also was helped by strong home movie sales related to its Star Trek and GI Joe franchises.

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