The company would be interested in exploring a deal that
would create synergies for Paramount but not in being a pure
financial investor, according to the source.
The New York Post first reported on Wednesday that Twenty-First
Century was interested in buying a stake in Viacom's Paramount
Viacom has so far given Fox the cold shoulder, the newspaper
Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman said in February the
company was considering selling a "significant" minority stake
in its Paramount Pictures movie studio.
Earlier this month Dauman said that Viacom had received interest
from three dozen companies for the stake.
Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc <DWA.O> also said
this month it would be interested in a merger with Paramount
(Reporting by Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Anupama
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