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Topic: Les Moonves

CBS Strikes New Deals for All-Access Streaming Service

12 station groups will take part in revenue-share

More local stations are buying into CBS All Access, the subscription-based, livestreaming and on-demand service of the CBS broadcast network. Twelve station groups, representing 56 markets nationwide have agreed to the…

Media, Magazines and Moguls [Photos]

Moonves and Chen enjoy Grammy glamour; Trump and Kushner party for a good cause

Les Moonves and wife/tv host Julie Chen celebrate the Grammys. Ivanka Trump and husband/businessman Jared Kushner make an appearance in New York for amfAR.

What Did TV CEOs Tell Investors About the Weak Ad Market?

Telcos, cars and CPG underspent on television

Now that second-quarter earnings are over for the media sector, we can finally take a good look at what senior media company executives actually said on calls to investors when…

How Veteran TV Exec Dawn Ostroff Is Taking Condé Nast Beyond Print

A dozen films at studios, more than 30 in development

The century-old magazine giant Condé Nast made an eyebrow-raising announcement in October 2011. Faced with declining print revenue, the company said it was getting into the entertainment business. Even more…

The 2014 Upfront Preview

How the big 4 stack up

Analogies are often facile things, contrivances designed to hammer home a theme when a light tap of the mallet would suffice. But in light of the fact that it’s a)…

Stephen Colbert Named Successor to David Letterman

Comedy Central mainstay signs 5-year pact with CBS

Stephen Colbert is moving three blocks east—and light-years from basic cable. The 49-year-old linchpin of Comedy Central’s long-running series The Colbert Report has been tapped to succeed David Letterman as the host…

NBCU’s Steve Burke Declares Victory

Asks to be judged on 18-49 performance, suggests better measurement

“We don’t want you to think that we were trying to hide or conceal anything but we didn’t want to talk about what we were doing. [We wanted] instead [to]…

David Letterman Announces His Retirement During Late Show Taping

Host will step down when contract expires in late 2015

Wake the kids and phone the neighbors, because David Letterman is hanging it up after his contract expires at the end of next year. The 33-year late night veteran and host…

Diller: Aereo Is ‘Finished’ If It Loses Supreme Court Battle

Should it prevail, the company will expand to top U.S. markets

Should Aereo lose its impending U.S. Supreme Court case, backer Barry Diller believes it’ll be game over for the upstart distributor. Speaking to anchor Erik Schatzker during an appearance on Bloomberg…

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

In what has become a rite of spring, CBS on Thursday announced it has renewed 18 series for next season.  Eighteen appears to be Nina Tassler’s lucky number, as this marks…

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