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  1. CBS Local Media Acquires Eventful, Inc.

    July 23, 2014 6:34 PM EDT CBS Local Media has acquired Eventful, Inc., a San Diego-based digital media company that provides demand-based platforms for live, digital and broadcast events. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Eventful's 55-person st ...

  2. CBS Dominant in TV Ratings With ACM Awards, 'How I Met Your Mother' Finale

    April 08, 2014 7:18 PM EDT A country music awards show, a series finale and the network's usually sturdy regular schedule led CBS to a dominant performance in the weekly television ratings competition. Fourteen of the 20 most-watched programs last week were on CBS, the ...

  3. Grammy Nominations Show Preview: Booking Strategies, the Move to Friday, Water Cooler Moments

    December 05, 2013 8:00 AM EST Lorde, Drake, Katy Perry, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are among the performers on this Friday's (Dec. 6) Grammy Nominations Concer Live produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Li ...

  4. Backbeat: Radio's Best Discuss The Medium's Present And Future State At Audio Industry Summit

    September 30, 2013 11:25 AM EDT Radio experts called for a greater connection with listeners, content that tells a story, and making radio hip again for youth at the Audio Industry Summit held in New York Sept. 27. The conference, presented by Syracuse University's S.I. N ...

  5. Former Music Industry Veteran Polly Anthony Dies

    September 29, 2013 7:59 PM EDT Music industry veteran Polly Anthony, who served in executive roles at such record labels as Epic and Geffen, has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, according to All Access. Read Billboard.biz's updated and in-depth Polly A ...

  6. CBS & Time Warner Cable Find Breakthrough in Fee Dispute

    September 03, 2013 12:30 AM EDT TV network CBS and cable provider Time Warner Cable ended their monthlong programming dispute on Monday and resumed broadcasts to millions of homes in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. The agreement ended a blackout of CBS and CBS-owned channels ...

  7. Time Warner Cable, CBS Fee Row Escalates

    July 30, 2013 5:38 AM EDT The fee dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. took an odd turn when the cable giant announced it was turning off the broadcaster in three major cities, then quickly reversed the decision. The two sides negotiated through the day Monday ...

  8. Exclusive: AT&T, CBS Team For 'Stageside Live,' Premiering Dec. 5 With Neon Trees

    November 27, 2012 7:00 AM EST CBS Interactive and AT&T are re-teaming for their second online concert series, "Stageside Live," following the successful "Live On Letterman" that was introduced in 2009. Premiering Dec. 5, "Stageside Live" is a ...

  9. Viacom Stock Rating Cut by Analyst, Cites 'Ongoing Ratings Weakness'

    July 10, 2012 7:47 AM EDT UBS analyst John Janedis on Tuesday downgraded his rating on Viacom's stock from "buy" to "neutral" citing "concerns related to ongoing ratings weakness" at Nickelodeon and MTV. "While the stock is cheap&quo ...

  10. Music Attorney Paul Marshall, Who Repped EMI, PolyGram, Atlantic & More, Dies

    May 14, 2012 1:16 PM EDT Paul Marshall, the legendary music attorney who brokered some of the most significant transactions the music industry has ever seen over his fifty-plus years in the entertainment law business, died May 10 in Aventura, Florida. He was 83. Marshall& ...

  11. CBS Sells Five Stations in West Palm Beach

    April 10, 2012 1:32 PM EDT CBS Radio has announced plans to sell its five station West Palm Beach cluster to Palm Beach Broadcasting for $50 million. The deal gives Palm Beach control of the three highest-rated stations in the market according to the most recent Arbitron ra ...

  12. Will Grammy Ratings Spike Make 2013 Ad Rates Soar?

    February 17, 2012 12:06 PM EST (Getty Images) With ad rates already averaging an all-time high of $800,000 heading into this year's Grammy Awards telecast (Billboard, Feb. 18), will CBS be able to charge even more in 2013? Due in part to the untimely death of Whitney Houst ...

  13. Billboard Power 100: Dan Mason

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 22 Dan Mason President/CEO CBS Radio Twitter: @CBSRadio Focusing The Eye... Mason, who returned to CBS Radio's top office in 2007 after serving in that role from 1995 to 2002, oversees all aspects of the company's 130 stations. Upon ...

  14. Sony Shares Hit 52-Week Low Amid Global Market Sell-Off

    August 05, 2011 7:56 AM EDT UPDATED: The stocks of entertainment conglomerates Walt Disney and Time Warner are now down for the year-to-date period, News Corp. closed at the same price as at the end of 2010, while CBS Corp. and Viacom remain ahead of their 2010 closing price ...

  15. NBC Sings Its Way to the Top of the Ratings

    June 29, 2011 7:54 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Given how NBC's summer is going, the network might want to make sure that everyone it puts on the air in prime time has a good singing voice. The nation's five most-watched television programs last week were all on NBC, a ...

  16. CBS Interactive Relaunches MP3.com

    June 21, 2011 12:21 PM EDT CBS Interactive Music Group officially launched the redesigned MP3.com site, confirming rumors that have been swirling for weeks. The site offers free music, both downloads and streaming, with a focus on emerging and independent artists. Essential ...

  17. Grammy Awards, CBS Announce 10-Year Deal

    June 21, 2011 11:52 AM EDT The Grammy Awards will remain on CBS for the next 10 years as the Recording Academy and the network extended their contract through 2021, the Academy announced on Tuesday. CBS has broadcast the Grammy Awards since 1973. Next year's 54th annua ...

  18. More Ads Hit Online TV as Web Audiences Grow

    June 09, 2011 7:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - One of the rewards of watching TV online is not having to sit through as many commercials. Now the networks are chipping away at that little luxury. CBS shows twice as many ads per show on its website as it did last year. The CW netw ...

  19. Memo: CBS Radio Increases Song Info to Help Sell Music

    May 24, 2011 5:09 PM EDT For decades, one of the biggest frustrations for radio listeners and label reps alike has been the sparse information given about the songs that are played (anyone remember the "When You Play It, Say It!" stickers that used to be on prom ...

  20. 'American Idol': Strong Numbers Surprise Even Fox Execs

    May 17, 2011 5:31 PM EDT American Idol" is re-establishing its dominance heading toward the conclusion of another season. The two airings of Fox's contest were the most-watched programs in prime-time television last week, the Nielsen Co. said. It's a famili ...

  21. Emmys in Limbo as Negotiations for TV Rights Drag On

    April 22, 2011 8:02 AM EDT Less than five months before the Primetime Emmys are scheduled to be handed out, telecast rights to the ceremony are still in limbo. That's causing a mounting problem for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which is dependent on cl ...

  22. Kings of Leon Tapped For NCAA Tournament Push

    March 03, 2011 3:43 PM EST CBS and Turner Sports are turning to Kings of Leon to add some star-power to their upcoming March Madness coverage. Beginning Friday, the companies will roll out a multi-platform campaign featuring tournament footage weaved into a music video for ...

  23. 'American Idol' Ratings Drop Second Night

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST The second episode of American Idol continued yesterday's downward trajectory. Averaging 22.9 million viewers with a 7.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic, Idol was down 9 percent among total viewers and 15 percent in the demo, compared to the ...

  24. UPDATE: Super Bowl Sets All-Time Ratings Record

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Super Bowl XLIV is the most-watched TV program in U.S. history. Sunday's big game set a new all-time ratings high, overthrowing the 27-year-old record held by the final episode of "M*A*S*H." The New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis C ...

  25. Vevo Adds CBS Content In New Agreement

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST In advance of its Dec. 8 scheduled launch date, the Vevo music video service struck a content partnership deal with CBS Interactive Music Group. The agreement adds music programming from a variety of CBS Interactive's properties, including La ...

  26. FCC To Take Another Look At Janet Jackson Case

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said the agency will review the incident involving a fleeting glimpse of pop singer Jane Jackson's breast during the 2004 American football championship. Jackson's right breast was exposed to al ...

  27. Last.fm To Launch As Broadcast Stations In Four Markets

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Interactive Group is turning the Last.fm music service into a broadcast radio station. Starting Oct. 5, the Last.fm station will be multicast on CBS's high-definition radio channels in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco-as w ...

  28. CBS Partnering With Black Eyed Peas For Marketing Campaign

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS is partnering with the Black Eyed Peas to employ the group's upcoming single "I Gotta Feeling" in the network's summer marketing campaign. Starting with Sunday's telecast of the 63rd annual Tony Awards, CBS will use th ...

  29. CBS Corp. Creates Interactive Music Group

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. said Tuesday it is combining its CBS Radio online assets and music discovery site Last.fm to create the CBS Interactive Music Group. It includes CBS Radio’s more than 100 music Websites and audio streams, related mobile applications, as ...

  30. Court Sends Janet Jackson Case Back For Review

    May 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over entertainer Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. The high court on Monday directed the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of ...

  31. Grammys Get A Ratings Boost

    February 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The ratings from the 2009 Grammys on CBS rebounded from their all-time low the previous year, with 19.05 million viewers on Sunday night. Perhaps buoyed by a lineup of performers that included nominees like Lil' Wayne and Radiohead - and non- ...

  32. Live Nation, CBS Radio Partner For Live Events

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation and CBS Radio have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce select radio-sponsored concerts at Live Nation's more than 110 venues across North America. As part of the deal, Live Nation and CBS Radio will partner to develop n ...

  33. Viacom's Q3 Income Drops 37%

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST A deteriorating television advertising market and movies that couldn't compete with last year's "Transformers" juggernaut caused Viacom on Monday to post third-quarter net income that fell 37%. Last year also benefited from a $ ...

  34. McEntire To Host ACM Awards For 11th Time

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Reba McEntire will host the Academy of Country Music Awards for the 11th time in 2009. The 44th annual show will take place April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air on CBS. Meanwhile, an event honoring Geor ...

  35. Court Tosses FCC Fine Of CBS Over Janet Jackson Flash

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. appeals court on Monday overturned a decision to fine CBS Corp. television stations $550,000 for airing a brief breast flash by pop singer Janet Jackson during the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit s ...

  36. Last.fm Teams With CBS's 'Swingtown'

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last.fm has teamed with CBS summer series "Swingtown" to play songs featured on the show. Starting with the show's premiere on June 5, each song will receive a plug at the bottom of the screen directing viewers to listen to the trac ...

  37. CBS To Buy CNET For $1.8 Billion

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corporation will acquire CNET Networks, the parent company of MP3.com, GameSpot.com and TV.com, among others, for $1.8 billion. According to the announcement, with the acquisition of CNET's family of sites, CBS Corp. will now be one of th ...

  38. CBS Outlines Programming, Online Strategy

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Britney Spears first guest starred on CBS's "How I Met Your Mother" on March 24, 9.7 million viewers watched her live. Thanks to the efforts of CBS Interactive - as detailed at the network's Upfront presentation at Carnegi ...

  39. Supreme Court To Hear Broadcast Indecency Case

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Supreme Court will hear a challenge from America's major broadcast networks that questions the FCC's ability to fine broadcasters for so-called "fleeting expletives" heard during live broadcasts. The highest court said this ...

  40. CBS, AOL Combine Online Radio Networks

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The No. 2 U.S. radio broadcaster CBS Radio said on Friday it will combine its more than 150 online radio stations with AOL's more than 200 online stations. CBS Radio, a division of CBS Corp, will take over advertising sales, the companies sai ...

  41. CBS Ramps Up Mobile Effort, Creates New Unit

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST CBS Interactive has created a new division -- CBS Mobile -- to handle all mobile related initiatives across such properties as CBS Sports, CBS News and CBS Entertainment. Leading the effort will by Cyriac Roeding, formerly VP of Wireless, whose ne ...

  42. CBS Records Relaunches

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST CBS Corp. is reaching into its past for its latest business proposition: the Tiffany network is launching its own label, CBS Records. The label is starting out small with three artists and plans to grow the roster to eight acts by the end of the y ...

  43. CBS Radio Settles Payola Allegations

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company to pay $2 million. New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer Thursday (Oct. 19) revealed a settlement with CBS Radio, Inc. in his office's ongoing investigations into payola in the music business. Under the terms of the settlement ...

  44. Geffen, DIC Team To Launch Youth Brand

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Partnership to target tween, teen market. Geffen Records and DIC Entertainment have partnered to launch a new youth entertainment brand, SPG. The joint venture will target the tween and teen market using multiple platforms including music, televis ...

  45. Geffen, DIC Team To Launch Youth Brand

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Partnership to target tween, teen market. Geffen Records and DIC Entertainment have partnered to launch a new youth entertainment brand, SPG. The joint venture will target the tween and teen market using multiple platforms including music, televis ...

  46. CBS Radio Cuts Staff

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CBS Radio, a unit of CBS Corp, said today (July 12) it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs at its radio stations in the United States. The company declined to specify the number of job reduction CBS Radio, a unit of CBS Corp, said today (Jul ...

  47. FCC Opts To Re-Think Indecency Rulings

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ABC, NBC, CBS support review. ABC, NBC, CBS support review. News ...

  48. Bush Signs Broadcast Decency Law

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fines up to $325,000 per incident. President Bush signed legislation Thursday that will cost broadcasters dearly when raunchy programming exceeds "the bounds of decency." At a signing ceremony for the new law increasing by tenfold the ma ...

  49. Legal Matters

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In Ohio, former CBS Records executive Steve Popovich is back in court against Sony BMG over early Meat Loaf recordings. Read Susan Butler's column. In Ohio, former CBS Records executive Steve Popovich is back in court against Sony BMG over ea ...

  50. CBS, Stern Settle Legal Dispute

    May 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stern gains rights to old CBS material. Stern gains rights to old CBS material. News ...

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