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CBS ‘hires bank’ for Viacom merger

The potential recombination of National Amusements subsidiaries CBS Corp. and Viacom has moved another step forward. CBS has retained banks Moelis & Co. and Goldman Sachs to advise on the possible merger, which has been on the table since Shari Redstone and her father, Sumner Redstone, took more active control of Viacom after their battle […]

Warner Bros. completes Eyeworks deal, Oerlemans exits

Warner Bros. International Television Production has paid a reported €200 million (US$273.3 million) to acquire Celebrity Splash producer Eyeworks, with the latter’s founder Reinout Oerlemans exiting as a result. The deal, which has been in the works for the past month, lands Warner Bros. a production entity with bases in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, […]

Content Partners tracks down CSI stake

Entertainment financier Content Partners has acquired 50% of the CSI franchise from Goldman Sachs. The deal, which reports have said was for around US$400 million, leaves Content and CBS Corporation as joint rights partners on the franchise, which is one of the largest and most lucrative in television history. CBS will continue to control domestic […]

Sangeeta Desai joins FremantleMedia from Hit

Producer and distributor FremantleMedia has hired Sangeeta Desai as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. She joins from kids producer and distributor Hit Entertainment where she was COO. Prior to that she was at private equity firm and Hit-backer Apax and has also worked at investment banks Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan. At FremantleMedia […]