Viacom Productions was a television production arm of Viacom International. The division was active from 1974 until 2004, when the company was folded into Paramount Network Television 10 years following Viacom's acquisition of Paramount Pictures. The 4400 continued as a Paramount Network Television production for season 2. The show became a CBS Paramount Network Television production for its last two seasons after the Viacom/CBS Corporation split at the end of 2005. All shows from Viacom Productions are now owned and distributed by CBS Television Distribution, CBS Television Studios's syndication arm .