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News brief: CBS Corp promotes CFO to COO

Joseph Ianniello has been promoted from CFO to COO of CBS Corp, charged with maximising monetisation of the US broadcast group’s content. Ianniello has been CFO since 2009 and before then was deputy CFO. His responsibilities now cover all financial operations, including handling retransmission content fees and digital streaming negotiations. “Joe’s role in CBS’s success […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

CBS posts best ever quarter results, talks up Netflix

US media group CBS Corp. posted record single quarter financial results yesterday, as its chief executive revealed the firm remained in talks with Netflix about producing original programming for the streaming service. The leading broadcast network’s first quarter results for the three months to March 31, 2013, showed revenues of more than US$4 billion, which […]

CBS starts streaming full episodes to iPads and iPhones

CBS has launched a new app that allows iPad and iPhone users to stream full episodes of TV shows from the US broadcast network. Content from CBS’primetime, daytime and late night schedules will be available. Daytime and late night shows will be available to stream a day after their air date and most primetime shows […]

Netflix is an opportunity not a threat says CBS boss Moonves

Netflix is not a threat to broadcast network CBS, according to its CEO and president Les Moonves. He added that CBS is in talks with Netflix about making an original show for the streaming service. “When you look at the Netflixs of the world and the Amazons of the world doing new production, we welcome […]

Armando Nuñez becomes president of CBS’ distribution operations

Armando Nuñez has been made president of CBS Global Distribution Group, the content sales unit that will now cover distribution of the studio’s content. The CBS Global Distribution Group that will be helmed by Nuñez is a new streamlined unit covering domestic US and international sales helmed by Nunez will handle distribution to partners in […]

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