CBS CEO: Netflix is ‘not eating the world’

Netflix is not “eating the world” and has helped to drive up the price of premium content, according to CBS president and CEO, Les Moonves. Speaking at Goldman Sachs’ 25th Annual Communacopia Conference in New York this week, Moonves pinpointed over-the-top as one of four core pillars of future growth for the company and said that CBS […]

CBS All Access goes ad-free

US broadcaster CBS has launched a commercial-free option for its subscription video-on-demand service, CBS All Access. Consumers can already access a with-commercial version for US$5.99 a month, or watch its programming without ads for US$9.99 a month. The US$5.99 option will reduce adverts during on-demand programming and remove them completely during classic CBS shows. CBS […]

CBS ups Lanzone to top digital post

US broadcaster CBS has promoted the CEO of its interactive unit to become chief digital officer at the corporate head office. Jim Lanzone will remain as chief executive of CBS Interactive, while taking on the newly-created CBS Corp. post. He is credited with launching new services such as SVOD platform CBS All Access, which has made […]

Viacom battle takes new turn with Dauman lawsuit

The increasingly bitter battle between Philippe Dauman and Sumner Redstone has taken a new turn with Viacom CEO Dauman issuing a lawsuit in an attempt to reverse a decision to removed him from a Redstone family trust. Dauman issued a lawsuit yesterday, alleging Shari Redstone, Sumner’s daughter, removed him from the trust illegally and that Sumner is […]

Redstone removes Dauman from trust as Viacom battle enters new phase

Viacom owner Sumner Redstone has hit out at CEO and executive chairman Philippe Dauman, saying he has made “baseless attacks and misrepresentations” and removed him from a trust that controls Viacom and CBS. A bitter war of words has since broken out with media commentators suggesting Redstone’s move is designed to put his daughter Shari […]

CBS, Showtime get a big Yes in Israel

Israeli pay TV platform Yes has inked a new volume deal with CBS that gives it a range of programming from the studio and from CBS-owned premium cable net Showtime. Yes already had a CBS deal but the new agreement hands it programming including Showtime’s buzzy high-finance drama Billions, CBS series Limitless and The CW […]

Report: Apple starts work on first original

Apple has reportedly started work on its first original TV series, with plans to launch the show through its subscription streaming site, Apple Music. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the six-episode drama series, called Vital Signs, will star rapper, Beats co-founder and Apple executive Dr Dre, and will be “semi-autobiographical”. The dark series is now […]

Dauman to replace Redstone as chairman of Viacom

Philippe Dauman has been named executive chairman of US media giant Viacom, an appointment that board member Shari Redstone has publicly opposed. Dauman replaces Shari Redstone’s father, 92-year-old Sumner Redstone, as chair, in a repeat of the top-level changes at Redstone’s other media giant, CBS, this week. That saw Sumner Redstone resigning his chairman post, […]

Shari Redstone backs Moonves to head CBS

Shari Redstone has backed Les Moonves to “lead CBS into the digital future” after he was nominated to succeed her father as chairman of the US broadcaster, amid growing speculation over Viacom’s future. Moonves, currently president and CEO of CBS, is to become its chairman, with Sumner Redstone, 92, who controls both CBS and Viacom […]

Amazon to revamp Prime with additional online content

Amazon is reportedly planning to add more content to its Prime video offering by incorporating other online movie and TV channels into the service.  According to a Bloomberg report, which cites people with knowledge of the plans, the revamped Prime Instant Video will be similar to a cable TV subscription – without the live programming. […]

1 5 6 7 8 9 12