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CBS Is Planning Improved Streaming Service [Video]

CBS Is Planning Improved Streaming Service

CBS Is Planning Improved Streaming Service The new service will expand upon CBS All Access and offer a variety of Viacom networks to its customers. The service will include live sports and news,..

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Viacom And CBS Announce Merger [Video]

Viacom And CBS Announce Merger

CBS and Viacom have completed a merger that will account for 22 percent of television viewership.

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CBS And Viacom Complete Merger [Video]

CBS And Viacom Complete Merger

CBS and Viacom have completed a merger that will account for 22 percent of television viewership.

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ViacomCBS rings Nasdaq opening bell

CBS and Viacom have completed their merger. ViacomCBS Chairman Shari Redstone and ViacomCBS President and CEO Bob Bakish celebrated the new corporate combination with a ceremonial ringing of the..
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CBS Chief Communications Officer Dana McClintock to Exit After 27 Years With Company

cbs chief communications officer dana mcclintock to exit after 27 years with company
CBS Chief Communications Officer Dana McClintock is exiting the company at the end of June. He’s worked in the CBS communications department for 27 years. As often happens in a merger situation,..
The Wrap - Published

CBS streaming service to grow with Viacom, Paramount videos

NEW YORK (AP) — ViacomCBS is planning a new streaming service that will combine the existing CBS All Access service with Paramount movies and shows from Viacom channels such as MTV and BET. The..
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The Rainmakers: Meet the top 20 bankers that orchestrated the biggest deals of 2019 and nabbed huge paydays along the way

the rainmakers: meet the top 20 bankers that orchestrated the biggest deals of 2019 and nabbed huge paydays along the way
· The largest mergers and acquisitions are team efforts, but at the very top, a battled-tested senior banker provides critical advice that can make the difference in a transaction's success or..
Business Insider - Published

Apple deal returns former HBO boss Richard Plepler to spotlight

In the 10 months since Richard Plepler stepped down as HBO’s chief executive, the final season of “Game of Thrones” came and went, CBS and Viacom merged, and Disney and Apple rolled out new..
SFGate - Published

NBCU and Comcast's new streaming service Peacock just isn't bold enough and they may lose the streaming wars. Here's what they should do instead.

nbcu and comcast's new streaming service peacock just isn't bold enough and they may lose the streaming wars. here's what they should do instead.
· Comcast and NBCUniversal announced recently that the two companies plan to pull back the veil on their Peacock streaming service at an investor event on January 16. · Mike Shields, the former..
Business Insider - Published

Passage: The merger of CBS and Viacom

It happened this past week: the merger of CBS with fellow media company Viacom to form a new corporation, ViacomCBS. Jane Pauley reports.
CBS News - Published

Young Sheldon, Meet SpongeBob: CBS and Viacom Are Back Together

Shari Redstone gets her wish, bringing about the merger of two media giants in a $25 billion deal. The plan is to become a content arms dealer in the streaming wars.
NYTimes.com - Published

Viacom and CBS have officially merged, poising them to take on Netflix and Disney

CBS and Viacom are officially back together. After parting ways more than a decade ago, they announced Wednesday that their merger is official.
USATODAY.com - Published

CBS and Viacom are one again

It's official: Sister mass media conglomerates CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. are back under the same roof. The two companies' $12 billion merger closed after market hours on Wednesday. The combined entity..
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ViacomCBS Announces Completion of the Merger of CBS and Viacom

viacomcbs announces completion of the merger of cbs and viacom
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC) (“ViacomCBS”) today announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, which is..
Business Wire - Published

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish to Participate in the UBS Global TMT Conference

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBS (NYSE: CBS.A, CBS) and Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today jointly announced that Bob Bakish, current President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom, and appointed..
Business Wire - Published

‘Strange Angel’ Canceled by CBS All Access After 2 Seasons

‘strange angel’ canceled by cbs all access after 2 seasons
CBS All Access has canceled “Strange Angel” after two seasons. “Strange Angel” was a Mark Heyman adaptation of George Pendle’s book of the same name. The work was inspired by the real-life..
The Wrap - Published

CBS and Viacom to close merger on Dec. 4

The all-stock merger of CBS Corp and Viacom Inc is expected to close on Dec. 4, the companies said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. Announce Expected Closing Date of Merger

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A, CBS) and Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB, VIA) today announced that their pending merger is currently expected to close after market hours on..
Business Wire - Published

5 Lessons From Q3 Earnings in Entertainment and Tech, From Teflon Facebook to Disney’s Streaming Onslaught

With the third quarter earning season officially wrapped up, it’s time to take a step back and see how major entertainment and tech companies held up at a time of transition. For many..
The Wrap - Published

CBS CEO will keep the top job but still get $100 million in severance

cbs ceo will keep the top job but still get $100 million in severance
· Media giants CBS and Viacom are planning to rejoin after years apart. · Although Viacom's CEO will lead the new company, CBS chief Joe Ianniello will stay on and get a hefty severance to sweeten..
Business Insider - Published

ViacomCBS shakes up its content leadership teams following merger

Following the merger of CBS and Viacom announced earlier this year, the combined company today confirmed its plans to restructure its content and digital leadership teams in order to streamline..
TechCrunch - Published

Jim Lanzone to Exit CBS Interactive; Marc DeBevoise to Become President and CEO

jim lanzone to exit cbs interactive; marc debevoise to become president and ceo
Jim Lanzone will step down as CEO of CBS Interactive, which runs the company’s streaming service CBS All Access, at the end of the year. Marc DeBevoise, who has served as president and COO, will take..
The Wrap - Published

Jo Ann Ross to Lead Ad Sales for ViacomCBS

jo ann ross to lead ad sales for viacomcbs
Jo Ann Ross will lead advertising sales for ViacomCBS after it completes its merger, the company said on Wednesday. The merger between CBS and Viacom, announced in August, is expected to close in..
The Wrap - Published

Viacom and CBS Announce Update on Merger Approval

viacom and cbs announce update on merger approval
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A, CBS) and Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today announced that the registration statement on Form S-4 (No. 333‑234238) (the “Registration..
Business Wire - Published

Report: CBS-Viacom’s Shari Redstone Looking into Launching Fox News Alternative

Shari Redstone (Getty Images/Jerritt Clark) Shari Redstone, the current vice-chair of both CBS and Viacom, is reportedly considering creating a Viacom channel to compete with Fox News.
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Barclays predicts the winners and losers of streaming TV's next phase, as services like Disney Plus launch and new bundles emerge

barclays predicts the winners and losers of streaming tv's next phase, as services like disney plus launch and new bundles emerge
· The next stage in the cord-cutting revolution could see streaming services like Netflix and Disney Plus bundled alongside one another, not too differently from the way TV channels are today,..
Business Insider - Published

‘Evil’ Creators Robert and Michelle King on 30 Years of Debating the Nature of Evil

‘evil’ creators robert and michelle king on 30 years of debating the nature of evil
The origin of CBS’ new thriller-drama, “Evil,” came from a conversation the creators  — and married couple — Robert and Michelle King have been having for more than 30 years: What is the..
The Wrap - Published

WarnerMedia CEO Says AT&T Not Planning to Sell DirecTV: ‘Important Part of What We’re Going to Be’

warnermedia ceo says at&t not planning to sell directv: ‘important part of what we’re going to be’
AT&T is not looking to sell DirecTV, John Stankey said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “DirecTV is an important part of what we’re going to be doing going forward,” the..
The Wrap - Published

Rooster Teeth Adds Ex-AwesomenessTV CEO Jordan Levin as its New General Manager

rooster teeth adds ex-awesomenesstv ceo jordan levin as its new general manager
Rooster Teeth, a subsidiary of WarnerMedia’s Otter Media, has revamped its leadership on Tuesday afternoon, with the company adding former AwesomenessTV CEO Jordan Levin as its new general..
The Wrap - Published

E-Cigarette Brands Spent $57 Million on TV Ads This Year, Including 54% to Networks That Now Reject Them

e-cigarette brands spent $57 million on tv ads this year, including 54% to networks that now reject them
WarnerMedia, CBS and Viacom on Wednesday said they would no longer accept advertisements for e-cigarettes and e-cigarette products. Collectively, those three companies represent more than half of that..
The Wrap - Published

WarnerMedia, CBS and Viacom Networks Stop Running E-Cigarette Ads

warnermedia, cbs and viacom networks stop running e-cigarette ads
Television and streaming channels owned by WarnerMedia, CBS and Viacom will no longer run ads for e-cigarettes or e-cigarette products, including for industry powerhouse Juul, the companies said..
The Wrap - Published

Terrence Howard Says He’s ‘Done With Acting’ After ‘Empire’

terrence howard says he’s ‘done with acting’ after ‘empire’
“Empire Star” Terrence Howard may be quitting acting for good. In an interview with Extra on the set of the Fox drama, Howard told correspondent and current Miss USA Cheslie Kryst that he’s..
The Wrap - Published

Why the CBS-Produced Gina Rodriguez POTUS Series ‘Diary of a Female President’ Landed at Disney+ Instead of The CW

why the cbs-produced gina rodriguez potus series ‘diary of a female president’ landed at disney+ instead of the cw
One of the first series that will debut after Disney+ launches on Nov. 12 will come from a rival studio in CBS TV Studios, which is behind the Gina Rodriguez-produced “Diary of a Female President.”..
The Wrap - Published

Paramount’s Jim Gianopulos on Why Profitability Is Only the First Step to Rebuild the Studio

paramount’s jim gianopulos on why profitability is only the first step to rebuild the studio
Jim Gianopulos has not had a particularly easy job since taking over as CEO of Paramount Pictures in 2017 — one year after the once-iconic studio had lost more than $450 million. “Looking back..
The Wrap - Published

Barclays says AT&T's best way out of its activist investor drama could be selling Turner — here are the likely buyers (T)

barclays says at&t's best way out of its activist investor drama could be selling turner — here are the likely buyers (t)
· AT&T is under pressure to prove its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner will pay off, after an activist investor letter called its M&A strategy into question this week. · The telecom giant's..
Business Insider - Published

Combining CBS And Viacom May Create A Stock Impossible To Ignore


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Viacom CEO Bob Bakish and CBS CFO Christina Spade to Participate in Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Communacopia Conference

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CBS (NYSE: CBS.A, CBS) and Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today jointly announced that Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom, and Christina Spade, Executive..
Business Wire - Published

ViacomCBS Names Julia Phelps Chief Communications and Corporate Marketing Officer

viacomcbs names julia phelps chief communications and corporate marketing officer
Julia Phelps will be the chief communications and corporate marketing officer of ViacomCBS, CBS and Viacom said in a joint announcement Thursday. The executive vice president will report to Bob..
The Wrap - Published

'They know the lingo': Ad-tech firms are on a hiring blitz for TV salespeople in the race to own OTT advertising

'they know the lingo': ad-tech firms are on a hiring blitz for tv salespeople in the race to own ott advertising
· *Ad-tech firms like The Trade Desk, ZypMedia and SpotX are hiring salespeople from television networks like Fox Networks Group and Tegna who have relationships with ad buyers and get the decades-old..
Business Insider - Published

Hasbro Stock Slips 6% While eOne Shares Jump 32% After $4 Billion Acquisition

hasbro stock slips 6% while eone shares jump 32% after $4 billion acquisition
Good morning, Entertainment One (eOne) stockholders — it’s been a great morning and early afternoon over in the U.K. for all of you. Shares of ETO (Entertainment One Ltd.) on the London Stock..
The Wrap - Published

Bob Bakish in Line to Earn More Than $31 Million as ViacomCBS CEO

bob bakish in line to earn more than $31 million as viacomcbs ceo
Viacom CEO Bob Bakish is in line to earn $31 million as CEO of the newly-combined ViacomCBS, according to an SEC filing on Monday. That would represent a jump of 55% from his 2018 pay. Here’s how..
The Wrap - Published

CBS and Viacom: It's Not Enough to Compete With Disney or Netflix

The two companies have agreed to merge, but they need more intellectual property to be a major player in the streaming market.
Motley Fool - Published

Cutting the cord could get costlier with CBS and Viacom

Latest media marriage could follow past history: removing popular shows and asking you to pay more to see them, a la Friends and Netflix
USATODAY.com - Published

What the CBS-Viacom merger means for employees, the future of TV, and the next round of deal-making (CBS, VIAB)

what the cbs-viacom merger means for employees, the future of tv, and the next round of deal-making (cbs, viab)
· CBS and Viacom have agreed to reunite, creating another US media powerhouse that could be better positioned to compete with Netflix and media giants Disney and Comcast. · The deal-making may not..
Business Insider - Published

CBS and Viacom Finally Tie It Off

After years of deliberation, the merger is finally approaching a close, and the entertainment world gets a little smaller.
Motley Fool - Published

CBS And Viacom: Perspective Is Necessary


SeekingAlpha - Published

M&A experts break down what Viacom and CBS could buy next, from ad-tech to James Bond (CBS, VIAB)

m&a experts break down what viacom and cbs could buy next, from ad-tech to james bond (cbs, viab)
· CBS and Viacom are already plotting their next acquisition, execs at the two companies suggested on a call this week.  · Business Insider talked to M&A experts about what media, advertising, and..
Business Insider - Published

Star Trek is ViacomCBS’s best hope for streaming greatness

star trek is viacomcbs’s best hope for streaming greatness
Image: CBS CBS and Viacom are set to become a potential powerhouse in streaming, rivaling Netflix. But where Netflix focuses on building a universal library of originals, ViacomCBS is set to..
The Verge - Published

Viacom insiders say Bob Bakish's rise in power is a good sign for employees going into the CBS merger, but some on Wall Street have doubts about the new leadership structure (CBS, VIAB)

viacom insiders say bob bakish's rise in power is a good sign for employees going into the cbs merger, but some on wall street have doubts about the new leadership structure (cbs, viab)
· Viacom's Bob Bakish is rising in power. He has been chosen to lead ViacomCBS, the new company that would be created through the proposed merger of media companies CBS and Viacom. · Some Viacom..
Business Insider - Published



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