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 buys into TV streaming firm

CBS Corporation has bought a minority stake in Syncbak, a technology company that streams local TV stations across the web and to mobile devices. Announcing the strategic move, CBS said it “expects to work closely with its owned and affiliated television stations as well as advertisers, rights holders, cable, satellite and telco partners in the […]

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 […]

Local TV news audiences drop

Local TV news viewership is dropping with local affiliates for Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS in the US losing more than 6% of their audience in early morning, evening and late night slots last year according to new research. The Pew Research Centre’s State of the News Media report 2013 said that while local TV […]

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 […]

New look for CBS Chello Zone channels

The CBS Chello Zone Channels Partnership, the partnership between CBS and Liberty Global’s content arm, has unveiled a new on-air look for its UK and EMEA channels. From today, viewers across EMEA will see the new on air looks created by Studio Hansa, which is designed to reinforce the distinct identities of each channel.  The […]

CBS Drama launches on Virgin Media

CBS Drama is to launch on UK cable platform Virgin Media after parent company CBS Chello Zone Channels closed a deal with the operator. The channel, which is currently available on BSkyB’s satellite platform and free-to-air satellite service Freesat, airs series including Cheers, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Dallas. This is the latest CBS Chello […]

Chello Zone channels transfer to CBS brand

A range of Chello Zone channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been rebranded as CBS services from today. Zone Romantica, Zone Reality and Zone Europa have been renamed as CBS Drama, CBS Reality and CBS Europa respectively under the extension of an agreement that originally applied to Chello Zone’s channels in the […]

Netflix extends international CBS deal

Online video streaming service Netflix has expanded its international programming deal with CBS. 
The deal will see a raft of new CBS and Showtime series added to Netflix’s service in the UK, Ireland, Canada and Latin America. 
 Shows include serial killer drama Dexter, Charmed, Jericho and The 44000 as well as older episodes of […]

CBS rebrand set for December

Broadcasters Chello Zone and CBS Studios International will launch newly rebranded CBS channels across Europe, Middle East and Africa on December 3 after receiving regulatory approval from the relevant competition authorities.  Chellomedia announced an agreement in August to create new CBS-branded channels from Chello Zone’s existing bouquet of channels in 83 territories across Europe, the […]