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M&A chatter continues with Amazon & Lionsgate rumours

Lionsgate has emerged as the latest major entertainment group set for consolidation, with Amazon among those linked with a takeover. According to US media outlets, a CBS-Viacom combination and telco Verizon are also interested in Lionsgate, which itself acquired premium cable network for US$4.4 billion in one of 2017’s biggest media deals. The CBS-Viacom party […]

Jordan Peele to rekindle Twilight Zone for CBS SVOD net

CBS is reworking classic sci-fi anthology The Twilight Zone for its SVOD service, a move that comes as the US broadcaster separately axes a number of jobs. CBS Television Studios is producing the new show in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. The original Twilight Zone ran on CBS between […]

Jeremy Piven’s CBS drama dropped

US broadcaster CBS has dropped Wisdom of the Crowd, which stars the under-fire Jeremy Piven. The show, based on an Israeli format, will not get a back order, with the remaining episodes of its 13-episode initial run staying in their 8pm Sunday slot until completion. The drama, which is from Universal Television and CBS Television […]

CBS resolves carriage dispute with Dish

Dish Network has reached a multi-year carriage deal with CBS, after its channels such as the Sports Network, Pop and Smithsonian Channel went dark earlier this week. After failing to reach a deal earlier this week, CBS channels went dark across the Dish network, meaning its viewers would not get expected programming, such as the […]

CBS/Dish dispute leaves viewers in the dark

Stations from the CBS broadcast network, including the main broadcast network and the Smithsonian Channel, have gone dark on the Dish Network in the US as the companies failed to reach an agreement on a new carriage deal. The companies’ current contract expired last night with no deal in place, marking the latest in an […]

Fox officially ends Network Ten output deal

Following CBS’s acquisition of Australia’s Network Ten, Fox has officially ended its output deal with the broadcaster, it has been reported. The Australian reported today that Fox has issued a letter of termination for the long-term agreement which included library content and was set to expire in June 2019. This follows reports that 21st Century […]

CBS’s Ten deal nears completion

US broadcaster CBS has just one obstacle to overcome in order to take over Australian commercial net Ten. CBS has received the deal greenlight from Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), leaving only the legal transfer of shares as an outstanding issue. The FIRB has no problems with the deal, which formulated after it emerged […]

In-demand chart: Europe (Sept 25–Oct 1, 2017)

Star Trek: Discovery has made waves in Europe, coming up top rated across all seven of the countries reviewed in our pre-MIPCOM In-demand special, after launching in the US on CBS All Access and Netflix elsewhere in September. As the first series developed specifically for CBS’s SVOD service, the new Star Trek has gained CBS record […]

CBS names drama chief following Davis exit

Long-serving CBS Entertainment exec Yelena Chak will succeed Christina Davis as the Eye Network’s head of drama development. In her new post, Chak will report to Thom Sherman, who took over programming at the network along with Kelly Kahl in May. Chak has been with CBS for ten years, and will now oversee all drama […]

CBS orders F.B.I. drama from Dick Wolf

US broadcaster CBS has commissioned a 13-episode drama from procedural king Dick Wolf. F.B.I. (WT) will follow the inner workings on the New York branch of the US criminal investigation agency the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The news will be of interest to international acquisitions executives, who have been urging US broadcasters to commission more […]

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