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September 18, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
In a significant bet that a technology company can compete with Hollywood to produce original video content, Microsoft Corp. has hired Nancy Tellem, the longtime entertainment president of the CBS network, to run a new production studio in Los Angeles. As entertainment and digital media president, Tellem will put together a team to develop series that will be available exclusively through Microsoft's Xbox platform. Microsoft has this year made Xbox its entertainment brand not only for the Xbox 360 video-game console but also for other connected digital devices like computers, tablets and smartphones.
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December 27, 2013 | By Meg James and Dawn Chmielewski
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here's who they picked: Nancy Tellem | Microsoft's president of entertainment and digital media The veteran CBS television executive had her work cut out when she joined Microsoft Corp. in 2012 to launch a Santa Monica studio to create original content. Long fascinated with changes in consumer behavior, Tellem is now playing an important role in determining what appeals to younger consumers accustomed to getting their entertainment on multiple screens.
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December 18, 2009 | By Meg James
Nancy Tellem, one of Hollywood's top female executives, said Thursday that she was stepping down as president of the CBS network's entertainment group. But she won't be going far. In January, Tellem will take on a new role as a senior advisor to CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves. She will concentrate on new business initiatives, partnerships and emerging technologies. The move had been expected. For two years Tellem has wanted to step back from the day-to-day management of the broadcast network's programming and its television production studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 18, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
In a significant bet that a technology company can compete with Hollywood to produce original video content, Microsoft Corp. has hired Nancy Tellem, the longtime entertainment president of the CBS network, to run a new production studio in Los Angeles. As entertainment and digital media president, Tellem will put together a team to develop series that will be available exclusively through Microsoft's Xbox platform. Microsoft has this year made Xbox its entertainment brand not only for the Xbox 360 video-game console but also for other connected digital devices like computers, tablets and smartphones.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2013 | By Meg James and Dawn Chmielewski
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here's who they picked: Nancy Tellem | Microsoft's president of entertainment and digital media The veteran CBS television executive had her work cut out when she joined Microsoft Corp. in 2012 to launch a Santa Monica studio to create original content. Long fascinated with changes in consumer behavior, Tellem is now playing an important role in determining what appeals to younger consumers accustomed to getting their entertainment on multiple screens.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2009 | Meg James
At CBS, breaking up is hard to do. But not impossible. After two years of saying she would like to try something new, top CBS entertainment executive Nancy Tellem appears to be close to stepping down from her job running the CBS television network and TV production studio. CBS insiders confirmed that Tellem, president of CBS Network Television Entertainment Group, had been in talks with her boss, CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, to assume a less hands-on role at the company.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1998 | Bloomberg News
CBS Corp. said it promoted Nancy Tellem to president of its entertainment division, putting her in charge of the television network's prime-time, daytime, late-night and Saturday morning schedules. Tellem will report directly to Leslie Moonves, who held that title until he was promoted to president and chief executive of CBS Television in April. The move makes Tellem the second woman ever to oversee a broadcast network's prime-time schedule and comes about a month before the No.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to watch new episodes of "Louie" or "Breaking Bad. " The Skinny: It appears Oprah Winfrey's OWN has figured out how to solve its ratings woes. Just interview Kardashians. Not sure what that says about the rest of us. Wednesday's headlines include analysis of News Corp.'s decision to break itself in two, Microsoft is wooing a former CBS executive to run its Hollywood operations, and Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" is taking a lot of heat from newsrooms.
BUSINESS
August 20, 1997 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER
CBS Inc. has named two former Warner Bros. television executives to newly created positions at the network's in-house production unit, which produces such popular series as "Touched by an Angel," "Walker, Texas Ranger" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." The appointments continue the buildup of CBS Productions at a time when all the major networks are relying increasingly on home-grown programs. It also continues an executive exodus at Warner Bros.
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February 17, 2001 | Reuters
Viacom Inc.'s CBS Television Network brought its Internet sites back under the control of the broadcast operations, a CBS spokesman said, becoming the latest media company to restructure its online businesses. The restructuring of CBS.com and CBSnews.com, which will put management control back into the hands of CBS TV instead of Viacom Internet Ventures, will result in limited job changes, the spokesman said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to watch new episodes of "Louie" or "Breaking Bad. " The Skinny: It appears Oprah Winfrey's OWN has figured out how to solve its ratings woes. Just interview Kardashians. Not sure what that says about the rest of us. Wednesday's headlines include analysis of News Corp.'s decision to break itself in two, Microsoft is wooing a former CBS executive to run its Hollywood operations, and Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" is taking a lot of heat from newsrooms.
BUSINESS
December 18, 2009 | By Meg James
Nancy Tellem, one of Hollywood's top female executives, said Thursday that she was stepping down as president of the CBS network's entertainment group. But she won't be going far. In January, Tellem will take on a new role as a senior advisor to CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves. She will concentrate on new business initiatives, partnerships and emerging technologies. The move had been expected. For two years Tellem has wanted to step back from the day-to-day management of the broadcast network's programming and its television production studio.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2009 | Meg James
At CBS, breaking up is hard to do. But not impossible. After two years of saying she would like to try something new, top CBS entertainment executive Nancy Tellem appears to be close to stepping down from her job running the CBS television network and TV production studio. CBS insiders confirmed that Tellem, president of CBS Network Television Entertainment Group, had been in talks with her boss, CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, to assume a less hands-on role at the company.
BUSINESS
August 18, 1998 | Bloomberg News
CBS Corp. said it promoted Nancy Tellem to president of its entertainment division, putting her in charge of the television network's prime-time, daytime, late-night and Saturday morning schedules. Tellem will report directly to Leslie Moonves, who held that title until he was promoted to president and chief executive of CBS Television in April. The move makes Tellem the second woman ever to oversee a broadcast network's prime-time schedule and comes about a month before the No.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2004 | From Reuters
In a major shake-up of its West Coast programming operations, media giant Viacom Inc. on Tuesday promoted several CBS executives to new roles at the broadcaster and a newly merged television studio. The move folds in-house studio CBS Productions into sister company Paramount Network Television with a management team made up of top lieutenants of Leslie Moonves, the CBS chairman who gained control of Paramount TV when he was named Viacom co-president and co-chief operating officer in May.
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September 19, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before bidding for AEG . The Skinny: I'm a little tired this morning as it took awhile to get my car from the valets at CBS' party last night, because CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler was holding up the line. Because Tassler's network is No. 1 in viewers, we'll let it slide. Wednesday's headlines include the surprising news that AEG is up for sale. Also, former CBS executive Nancy Tellem has taken a top job with Microsoft. Oh, and Honey Boo Boo wants a raise.
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