Paramount Chief Operating Officer Frederick Huntsberry announced the move in a memo to staff on Tuesday.
The job reductions amount to about 5 percent of Paramount's workforce of 2,200 and are being made across several departments including finance, international home media distribution and marketing.
Shares in New York-based Viacom rose 75 cents, or almost 1 percent, to $84.33 in regular-session trading. They tacked on another 3 cents after hours.
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