Frontrunners emerge for top job at CBS

Frontrunners are emerging in the search for a leader at CBS, following the departure of long-time chief exec Les Moonves over sexual harassment allegations. Former Turner Broadcasting chief exec John Martin and former Time Warner boss and CBS board member Richard Parsons are believed to be the top external candidates for the CEO role, according […]

Les Moonves steps down from CBS

Over the weekend CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves stepped down from his role after 24 years with the company. Moonves released an official statement on Sunday revealing his departure, after battling repeated accusations of sexual harassment. Initial harassment claims were made in July, after Ronan Farrow published details of claims made against the executive […]

Big Bang Theory to end in 2019

The world’s number one comedy, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, will end next year at the end of its twelfth season. A joint statement released by Warner Bros. Television, CBS and Chuck Lorre Productions said the show, which will have racked up 279 episodes by the time it finishes, will draw to ‘an epic creative […]

CBS sends One Dollar to Canada

CBS is rolling out one of its signature dramas to Canadian subscribers. One Dollar, a drama set in the rust belt, will soon be available to CBS All Access subscribers across Canada after a deal was struck. One Dollar, produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Anonymous Content, has already rolled out to decent […]

CBS buys US format rights to Love Island

The cultural phenomenon that is Love Island is set to get a US makeover after CBS secured the US format rights for the reality series. The deal comes after Love Island became ITV2’s most popular ever programme this summer, breaking out into the mainstream as interest in the show ballooned. The season four finale aired this summer to a record […]

CBS orders competition format Million Dollar Mile

CBS has ordered Million Dollar Mile, a new 10-episode competition series that challenges everyday athlete’s physical and mental toughness for an opportunity to change their lives forever. The series comes from Big Brother executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan with Fly on the Wall Entertainment and LeBron James and Maverick Carter with SpringHill Entertainment, as well […]

CBS reports strong mid-year results amid Moonves controversy

CBS has reported growth across the board for its second quarterly earnings, beating analyst expectations, and despite recent controversy surrounding its chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves (pictured). Particular strengths included its revenue growth, which increased by 6% for the second quarter for 2018, to US$3.47 billion. This is up from $3.26 billion from the same […]

TBI Weekly: CBS Corporation’s year of change

Who would have thought during this year’s Upfronts that as CBS chief Leslie Moonves presented the company’s upcoming slate to a standing ovation, he would be the biggest cause for controversy in the company today? The media giant has, after all, been a remarkably steady company partly due to the chairman and CEO supporting the […]

CBS brings in legal firms to investigate Moonves

The CBS board of directors has brought in legal firms Covington & Burlington and Debevoise & Plimpton to conduct a full investigation into recent harassment allegations against chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves and wider cultural issues at CBS. At Covington & Burling the investigation will be led by Nancy Kestenbaum, and at Debevoise & Plimpton […]

CBS board to meet over Moonves sexual harassment claims

The board of CBS Corporation is set to meet today to determine how the company will formally react to recent sexual harassment allegations aimed at CBS chief Leslie Moonves. The move arrives after six women detailed cases of sexual harassment on a report published by Ronan Farrow on The New Yorker. Farrow is the same […]

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