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CBS Corporation

Knowledge Identifier: &CBS_Corporation

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CBS Corporation

American mass media corporation focused on commercial broadcasting, publishing, billboards and television production, with most of its operations in the United States add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1971.

Countries: United States (78%), (9%), Michigan (7%)

Main connections: Viacom, CBS, Spike (TV channel)

Linked to: CBS, CBS Television Studios, Spike, TVGN

 

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1971

In a sense, this was a repeat of the 1971 spinoff add something


1979

Julio Iglesias - In 1979 he moved to Miami, Florida, in the United States, signed a deal with &CBS_International (CBS_Corporation), and started singing in different languages such as English, French, Portuguese, German and other languages to his music


1986

The 1986 Viacom, in turn, was the successor to a previous company known as Viacom and founded in 1971 add something


1988

Blackstone Group - The firm advised CBS Corporation on its 1988 sale of CBS Records to Sony to form what would become Sony Music Entertainment


1995

American Tower Corporation - The company was formed in 1995 as a unit of American Radio Systems, and was spun off from that company in 1998 when that company merged with CBS Corporation


1998

Spike (TV channel) - In 1998, the channel dropped its "The Nashville Network" moniker and shortened its official name to the simpler "'TNN"', and ownership shifted to Viacom in the late 1990s after its acquisition of CBS Corporation, Westinghouse's successor


2000

Sumner Redstone - Redstone acquired CBS Corporation in 2000 and spun it off as a separate company in 2005, taking with it all of Paramount's television shows and catalog


2004

On December 2, 2004 Viacom acquired CBS affiliate KOVR in Sacramento, from Sinclair Broadcast Group add something


2005

The prior & CBS Corporation owned CMT and The Nashville Network , which remained Viacom properties after the 2005 split, but the prior CBS did not own UPN, Showtime, Paramount Television, Paramount Parks, or Simon and Schuster add something

 

Spelling Television - After the late 2005 corporate split between Viacom and CBS Corporation, some of the above have gone to each company

 

Star Trek (film) - In 2005, Viacom, which owned Paramount Pictures, split from CBS Corporation, which retained Paramount's television properties, including ownership of the "Star Trek" brand

 

In March 2005, Viacom announced plans of looking into splitting the company into two publicly traded companies, amid issues of the stock price stagnating add something

 

On June 14, 2005, the Viacom board of directors approved the split of the company into two firms add something

 

Spike (TV channel) - After the Viacom/CBS Corporation split of November 2005, Spike became a part of the "new" Viacom with its sibling channels in the MTV Networks family

 

Showtime Networks - SNI, along with & CBS, The CW Television Network , Viacom Outdoor, Spelling Television, CBS_Television_Studios , CBS Television Distribution , CBS Studios International , Simon & Schuster and other entities became part of CBS_Corporation when CBS officially split from Viacom in December 2005

 

CBS Radio - On December 14, 2005, Viacom changed its name to CBS Corporation and spun off its motion picture and cable television assets under the Viacom name

 

Viacom - The current Viacom was created on December 31, 2005, as a spinoff from CBS Corporation, which changed its name from Viacom to CBS at the same time


2006

Announced early in 2006, CBS and DIC Entertainment signed a multi-year deal to provide three hours of programming that meet FCC standards for educational programming add something

 

CEO of CSTV Brian Bedol will continue to run that network and report to Leslie Moonves, chairman of CBS. The transaction was completed in January 2006 add something

 

Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment - As of January 1, 2006, the Warner-Amex units are separated from each other as a result of Viacom dividing itself into two companies, "new" Viacom and CBS Corporation

 

The company began trading on the NYSE on January 3, 2006 add something

 

With the split, the two new companies began trading on the NYSE on January 3, 2006 add something

 

CBS Television Studios - "'CBS Television Studios"' is an American television production company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by the CBS Corporation merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions

 

The WB Television Network - On January 24, 2006, CBS Corporation and Warner Bros.

 

On May 23, 2006, CBS Corp. sold Paramount Parks to the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company add something

 

The block would be called "KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS" -- which is a partnership with America Online's "'KOL"' kids service and premiered on September 16, 2006 add something

 

The network officially debuted on September 18, 2006 add something


2007

It sold another station, WFRV-TV in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and its satellite station, WJMN-TV in Escanaba, Michigan, to Liberty Media on February 13, 2007 add something


2008

DreamWorks Television - The syndication rights to DreamWorks' live-action TV series were held by CBS Television Distribution until fall 2008, the successor to Paramount's TV unit owned by CBS_Corporation


2009

Star Trek: Nemesis - Three years later, Viacom split from CBS Corporation and Paramount eventually rebooted the film series in 2009 with "Star Trek" by J. J. Abrams


2013

TV Guide - In March 2013, CBS Corporation acquired One Equity Partners' stake of their TV Guide assets

 

TV Guide - After CBS Corporation bought stakes in TV Guide's properties in 2013, TV Guide Network was rebranded under the abbreviation TVGN in April 2013 to de-emphasize its ties to "TV Guide" magazine, as the channel transitions into a general entertainment format and gradually decommissions its scrolling listings grid from the channel

 

RTL Group - In August 2013, RTL announced a joint venture for the Asian market with CBS Corporation and the launch of two new TV channels


2015

Showtime (TV channel) - Video on demand - On June 3, 2015, Showtime parent CBS Corporation announced that it would launch an over-the-top subscription video on demand service that would be distributed as a standalone offering without the requirement of having an existing television subscription to use


2016

On September 29, 2016, National Amusements sent a letter to both the company and Viacom, encouraging the two companies to re-merge back into one company add something

 

Viacom - On September 29, 2016, National Amusements sent a letter to the company and CBS Corporation, to merge back into one company


2017

The transaction included a 10-year license that allowed Cedar Fair to use the Paramount name in the parks through the 2017 season add something

 

CBS Radio - While the company announced its intent to perform an initial public offering, CBS Corporation instead announced on February 2, 2017 that it had agreed to sell its radio division to Entercom

 

On July 10, 2017, Investopedia reported that Verizon would have interest in buying CBS Corporation along with Viacom from National Amusements, after their failed attempt to buy The Walt Disney Company add something

 

Viacom - On July 10, 2017, Investopedia reported that Verizon would have interest in buying Viacom and CBS Corporation from National Amusements, after their failed attempt to buy The Walt Disney Company


2018

Lions Gate Entertainment - In January 2018, it was reported that Lionsgate was being subject to a bidding war for a possible acquisition, with Amazon, CBS Corporation, &Comcast, Verizon Communications, and Viacom having made offers

 

However, on January 12, 2018, CNBC reported that both companies re-entered talks to merge add something

 

Viacom - On January 12, 2018, CNBC reported that Viacom re-entered talks to re-merge with CBS Corporation back into one company

 

Alloy Digital - On January 12, 2018, Viacom re-entered talks to merge with its sister company CBS Corporation into one company, the plans were previously cancelled on December 12, 2016

 

Chairman - On March 30, 2018, CBS made an all-stock offer slightly below Viacom's market value, and insisting that its existing leadership, including long-time chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, oversee the re-combined company add something

 

Eventually, on May 14, 2018, CBS Corporation sued its and & Viacom's parent company National Amusements and accused Shari Redstone of abusing her voting power in it and forcing a merger that was not supported by it or Viacom add something

 

Viacom - On May 14, 2018, CBS Corporation sued National Amusements

 

On September 9, 2018, following Moonves' resignation due to sexual harassment allegations, National Amusements agreed to defer any proposal of a CBS-Viacom merger for at least two years after the date of the settlement add something