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October 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
Shareholders of Viacom Inc. will get half a share of the new Viacom and half a share of CBS Corp. for each share they currently hold when the media conglomerate splits into two companies, the company said. Viacom detailed terms of its plan to split into two public companies in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing but didn't give a date for when it expects to finish the breakup. Shares rose 81 cents to $31.99.
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BUSINESS
May 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
CBS Corp., producer of "60 Minutes" and the hit crime series "CSI," said Thursday that its first-quarter earnings fell 6%, hurt by the sale of radio stations and lower syndicated TV income. CBS, which also operates outdoor advertising and publishing units, said net income fell to $213.5 million, or 28 cents a share, from $226.9 million, or 30 cents, a year earlier. The latest quarter included a tax charge related to the sale of some radio stations. Excluding items, earnings rose 8% to $253.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2008 | From City News Service
In the latest unconventional move by a network to deal with the writers strike, CBS said Monday that it would air the first season of the Showtime serial-killer drama "Dexter" at 10 p.m. Sundays, beginning Feb. 17. It will mark the first time a full season of a premium cable drama series will be shown on network television. All 12 of "Dexter's" first-season episodes will be edited and broadcast on a dozen consecutive Sundays in the time slot occupied by "Shark," a CBS executive said.
BUSINESS
November 16, 1999 | Bloomberg News
CBS Corp., one of the biggest television and radio broadcasters, said it has completed its purchase of King World Productions Inc., the largest TV syndication company, for about $3.21 billion in stock. After about two months of delays, King World said 99% of its shareholders who cast ballots approved the sale to CBS. King World shareholders will get 0.81 of a share of CBS common stock for each of their King World shares. That's about $42.98 a share, or 2.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Howard Stern regained control of the master tapes from the last 20 years of his previous radio program in a settlement of the contentious lawsuit brought by his former bosses at CBS Radio. Stern's new employer, Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., agreed to pay $2 million to CBS Radio, CBS Corp.'s radio subsidiary, for the rights to the recordings, both sides said. Other details of the settlement remained confidential.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Westinghouse Electric Corp. will become CBS Corp. and move its headquarters from Pittsburgh to New York City today as part of the company's shift to media from its industrial roots. The company, founded 111 years ago as a maker of air brakes for trains, is assuming the name of the broadcast TV network it bought two years ago for $5.4 billion. Since then, Westinghouse has moved deeper into radio and TV, spending more than $9 billion to acquire stations.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A former accountant for Rachael Ray's TV cooking show has filed a $1-million lawsuit, saying he was forced out of his job because he has an eating disorder. Aaron Ferguson says in papers filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court that he has suffered from anorexia for about six years. He says his supervisor repeatedly exhibited "hostile behavior" and made "vile," discriminatory and hurtful comments. Ferguson said he began working in July 2007 for CBS Television Distributions Inc., a CBS Corp.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2012 | By Meg James
CBS Corp. is not about to lose Leslie Moonves. The 63-year-old chief executive has signed a new five-year deal, long in advance of his previous contract expiring in 2015. Moonves' new employment agreement, announced Monday, will keep the veteran television executive at the helm of the media company at least through June 2017. “This agreement secures the company even further into the future," Sumner Redstone, the company's chairman said. The terms of the new contract stipulates that Moonves' salary will remain at its current level, CBS said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 27, 2013 | By Meg James
Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone celebrated his 90th birthday Monday. Friends, family and business associates had planned a surprise Memorial Day birthday party in Los Angeles for the media mogul, even though Redstone has never been a big fan of birthdays -- or surprises. Not to worry. Redstone has plenty of reasons to celebrate this year. Just last week, Viacom stock hit an all time high. Redstone also received an early birthday present from Viacom's board, of which he serves as chairman.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2014 | By Meg James
Old media is still alive and kicking. On its inaugural day of trading, CBS Outdoor Americas -- a billboard business, one of the oldest advertising mediums around -- shot up 5.4% over its initial price to close at $29.50 a share. CBS Corp. offered 20 million shares of the new entity in Friday's initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. CBS had priced the stock at $28 a share -- at the high end of its target. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll “The reaction so far has been positive so we're obviously very pleased,” Jeremy Male, chief executive of CBS Outdoor Americas, said in an interview.
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