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CBS Entertainment rejigs daytime with Angelica McDaniel exit

CBS Entertainment’s EVP of daytime Angelica McDaniel has stepped down from the role as part of a rejig of the company’s current programming team. McDaniel had been with CBS for almost a decade but is leaving as part of plans by CBS Entertainment, headed up by president Kelly Kahl, to move its daytime team into […]

Ex-CBS boss Nina Tassler launches indie studio PatMa

Former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler (pictured left) has teamed up with veteran producer Denise De Novi (pictured right) to launch PatMa Productions, an indie studio focused on diverse voices. The pair has formed PatMa Productions — named after Di Novi and Tassler’s mothers, Pat and Norma, respectively. The studio will create content for all […]

Asian prodcos: OTT’s golden moment

Golden Karavan’s Apoorva Bakshi and Jeff Sagansky talk to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about why India needs a new production company that aims to serve emerging OTT players in the territory. The emergence on India’s newest OTT production company, Golden Karavan, comes with the steep rise in take-up of streaming services in the territory and the understanding […]

CBS replaces Wiley with Reisenbach

Amy Reisenbach will succeed Bridget Wiley as head of current programming at US broadcaster CBS and its TV studio sister. Reisenbach (pictured) has been named executive VP of current programmes at CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios. The promotion comes days after Wiley announced her departure from the Eye Network after twelve years. This, in […]

CBS names Castallo successor

CBS has gone in-house to find a successor to network alternative programming chief Chris Castallo. Sharon Vuong has been upped to senior VP, alternative programmng at CBS Entertainment. She is promoted from a VP, alternative series development post, and will succeed Casatallo, who exits this summer when his contract runs out. Effective immediately, she will […]

CBS ents chief takes leave after heart attack

CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller is to take medical leave after suffering a heart attack, US reports say. Geller (pictured) told CBS staff the episode had been “mild” and that he is “on track for a full recover”, but he would not be attending the upfronts next month. CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves has not […]

CBS tracks down UK format Hunted

US broadcast network CBS has commissioned an American version of UK-created format Hunted from distributor Endemol Shine International. Endemol Shine North America will produce the US show, in which participants attempt to avoid capture while being tracked by world-leading investigators and hunters. The UK version, which Shine TV produces for terrestrial broadcaster Channel 4, has […]

Nina Tassler leaving CBS

Nina Tassler is exiting CBS Entertainment. She will remain with the US network in an advisory role until 2017. In the wake of her upcoming exit, CBS has upped Glenn Geller from head of current programming to president, CBS Entertainment. CBS said that Geller will oversee entertainment programming for primetime, daytime and late night, as […]

CBS ends Under the Dome

US broadcaster CBS will end rating smash Under the Dome at the end of its current third season. The show is notable for creating a new summertime window for original American dramas when launched in 2013, which CBS has since subbed ‘summer event’ programming. “Two years ago, Under the Dome broke new ground in the […]

Tellem takes seat at Interlude

Former Xbox Entertainment Studios president Nancy Tellem has resurfaced as executive chairman of LA-based media tech company Interlude. The former CBS Entertainment chief left Xbox last year after the decision to axe its original programming division as part of wide-spread cuts at the game console manufacturer’s parent, software giant Microsoft. At five-year-old Interlude, which creates […]