CBS Corporation

Moonves still CEO as CBS seeks outside counsel on misconduct claims

The CBS Corporation’s board of directors is now seeking outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation into its CEO Leslie Moonves, after he was accused of sexual harassment. CBS’ board of directors met this Monday to decide on the best way to react in response to sexual harassment claims made against its chief exec in […]

Madam Secretary syndicated on Netflix, WeTV

CBS Corporation has signed a multi-platform syndication agreement for its political drama Madam Secretary, giving off-network rights to Netflix and WeTV. Netflix will lead the off-network launch in mid-2018, with the previous three-season episodes currently available for streaming on the platform. AMC Networks-owned WeTV will also launch the series on cable in 2018. In addition, […]

CBS & Imagine enter strategic four-year deal

CBS Corporation and Imagine Television Studios have entered into a four-year co-financing and first-look agreement for scripted and unscripted television and long-form digital programming. The new deal will see Ron Howard’s Imagine partner with CBS to co-produce and co-own programming for the CBS television network, SVOD service CBS All Access and premium cable channel Showtime, […]

More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

Aussie SVOD service pulls off Showtime coup

Australian subscription on-demand service Stan has scored exclusive streaming rights to programming from premium US cable channel Showtime. The agreement began this week with the launch of Billions, and will ultimately run to hundreds of hours, and includes granting Stan the exclusive license to use the Showtime brand in Australia. A highlight will be the […]

Moonves gets prodco deal in contract renewal

Les Moonves will remain as president and CEO of US broadcast group CBS Corp. until at least 2019, at which point he will have the option to launch an affiliated production company of this own. His prior contract was due to end in 2017, but has been extended to years to June 30, 2019, the […]

CBS buys Lionsgate out of

CBS Corporation has bought the remaining 50% of TV Guide Digital that it didn’t already own from Lionsgate – in a deal that includes the and TV Guide Mobile properties. The assets will become part of CBS Interactive’s technology, games and lifestyle group, which also operates social media TV site, as well as […]

CBS buys 50% stake in TV Guide Network

CBS has acquired a 50% stake in US cable network TV Guide Network, which will now be run as a joint venture with Lionsgate. The companies have announced have entered into a 50/50 partnership for TVGN and the website. They plan to keep the channel, which is available in around 80 million homes, entertainment-focused […]