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August 5, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
CBS Corp.'s Paramount Network Television named Glenn Geller senior vice president, current programming, replacing Tom Russo. Geller, formerly a programming executive with the CBS network, will oversee prime-time series at the Los Angeles-based studio. He will report to division President David Stapf.
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BUSINESS
September 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
CBS Corp. said it would buy in-store programming and advertising company SignStorey Inc. for $71.5 million in cash to expand its out-of-home business. SignStorey has installed video displays that show ads delivered by satellite in supermarkets in six of the top 10 markets in the U.S.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
CBS Corp. hired Jennifer Bresnan to lead development of reality shows, replacing Ghen Maynard. Bresnan, named senior vice president of alternative programming, will oversee reality shows such as "Survivor" and report to CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler, the New York company said. CBS hired Bresnan from the CW Network, where she supervised programs that included "America's Next Top Model."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
"Big Brother" contestant Aaryn Gries, whose racial and homophobic slurs have sparked a firestorm - and high ratings - for the CBS reality show, has at least one ally - her mother. Just days after Gries was evicted from the "Big Brother" house, Elizabeth Owens is speaking out in a statement to The Times, chastising her daughter but declaring that the remarks are not reflective of Gries' upbringing or her true character. "While I love and continue to support my daughter Aaryn, words cannot describe my disappointment in some of her comments made on 'Big Brother,'" Owens wrote.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2007 | From Bloomberg News
CBS Corp. paid Chief Executive Leslie Moonves $28.6 million for last year, more than twice what Chairman Sumner Redstone received. Moonves was paid $5.61 million in salary and a $15-million bonus, New York-based CBS said. Redstone got $12.2 million including $3.1 million in salary and a $7.32-million bonus.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
CBS Corp., which already sells episodes of its hit television shows "Survivor" and "CSI" on Google Inc.'s online video store, is now offering the downloads on Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store. Apple's online store carries other shows from ABC, NBC and Fox. It previously offered some CBS programming, such as NCAA basketball, but not prime-time hits.
NATIONAL
December 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
CBS Corp. ignored warning signs that singer Janet Jackson might expose her breast during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission told an appeals court. The FCC, in a 62-page response to a CBS appeal of its $550,000 regulatory fine, said the television broadcaster should pay the penalty for airing indecent material at a time when children might be watching.
BUSINESS
August 18, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
CBS Corp. plans to broadcast its evening news show with Katie Couric live on the Internet to extend the show's reach. Simultaneous broadcasts will begin with the show's debut at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5, CBS said. The program will be the first network evening news to be shown live on the Web, the company said. The webcast will be advertiser-supported and free to viewers who register, CBS said.
BUSINESS
June 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
CBS Corp., the broadcaster controlled by billionaire Sumner Redstone, acquired about 78% of CNet Networks Inc. through a tender offer after the companies agreed to a $1.8-billion takeover in May. About 119.2 million CNet shares were tendered as of Friday, CBS said. The firm will acquire CNet's remaining shares through an offer expiring at midnight Wednesday.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
A premium cable TV channel being set up by Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures, MGM Studios Inc. and Lionsgate Entertainment Corp. has hired former Showtime executive Mark Greenberg to become its chief executive. Plans for the channel were announced last month after the studios could not reach a deal to continue to supply their movies to Showtime, the premium channel that belongs to CBS Corp.
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