Inflation Hits Hollywood as Production Costs Skyrocket
Television - Theatrical

Insiders say key supplies needed to build sets have shot up 10 percent in recent months as studios grapple with ballooning budgets: "Supply-chain shortages caused us to alter the way we build our stag...

Hollywood Reporter
June 2, 2021

2020-21 TV Season Rankings In a Year Like No Other
Television

On the last day of the turbulent 2020-21 television season amidst a year of pandemic and programming chaos, we have once again learned you don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the w...

Deadline
May 27, 2021

Tonys Will Air on Paramount+ as CBS Sets “Broadway’...
Live Entertainment - Music - Streaming - Television

The long-delayed Tony Awards will air primarily on Paramount Plus on Sept. 26, but certain key awards will be handed out as part of a celebration of theater that will air on the streaming service and ...

Variety
May 26, 2021

Four Takeaways From the Big 4 Networks’ Upfront Presentation...
Streaming - Television

What a difference a year (and a global pandemic) makes. For the Big Four broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — May’s annual upfront presentations used to mean a focus on the fall schedul...

Hollywood Reporter
May 20, 2021

CBS Chief Talks Franchise Building, Playing to Strengths
Television

CBS has built its success of the past two decades largely on the back of its procedural franchises, including NCIS and CSI, and the network is doubling down on that strategy for the 2021-22 season. C...

Hollywood Reporter
May 19, 2021

The Pandemic Forced the Broadcast Networks to Evolve — Will ...
Streaming - Television

Hell Day 2021, as it turns out, was not so hellish after all. The Friday before the annual upfront presentations tends to be the busiest decision day of the season for the five broadcast networks but...

Hollywood Reporter
May 17, 2021

Super Bowl, ‘The Equalizer,’ Harry and Meghan Keep CBS on ...
Television

The 2020-21 TV season isn’t over yet, but CBS has claimed the crown in total viewers for the 13th consecutive year. The Eye network on Thursday projected it will end the pandemic-battered season wi...

Variety
April 29, 2021

Paramount+ Starts Spanning The Globe As Streamers Go Internati...
Streaming - Television

After the arrival of four major new streaming services in late-2019 and early-2020, this year is when the competition is going global. One of the newest worldwide hopefuls is a Stateside pioneer. Par...

Deadline
April 19, 2021

CBS Strikes Two-Year Deal to Broadcast the Daytime Emmys
Television

The Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on CBS in 2021 and 2022, as the Eye network struck a two-year deal with the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). That means this year,...

Variety
April 1, 2021

CBS Lands Serie A & Coppa Italia US Rights for $75.8 Mill...
Sports - Streaming - Television

CBS will be the new home of Italian soccer in the US from next season after beating ESPN to the rights for Serie A and the Coppa Italia. The deal runs for three years and will see Italian soccer’s ...

Sports Pro
March 24, 2021

NFL Confirms 11 Year, $110 Billion Rights with ESPN, CBS, FOX,...
Sports - Streaming - Television

The National Football League (NFL) has confirmed long-term broadcast rights agreements with its domestic media partners CBS, ESPN/ABC, Fox, NBC and Amazon. The new deals, which cover TV and digital p...

Sports Pro
March 19, 2021

With $1 Billion on the Line, March Madness is Ready for its Co...
Sports - Streaming - Television

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins this week after last year’s cancelation due to the pandemic. CBS Sports and Turner Sports could bring in more than $1 billion in advertisement for the N...

CNBC
March 16, 2021

NCAA March Madness Live Debuts New Features and Design; Opport...
Sports - Streaming - Tech

The NCAA, CBS Sports and Turner Sports will debut a new design for their second-screen streaming platform during the 2021 Division I college basketball tournament. NCAA March Madness Live will feature...

Sport Techie
March 11, 2021

Stephen Colbert to Reflect on Year in Quarantine in Special &#...
Television

For Friday’s episode, Colbert will welcome Dr. Anthony Fauci for his first 'Late Show' appearance. As a year has passed since the novel coronavirus pandemic resulted in shutdowns and forced late-nig...

Hollywood Reporter
March 9, 2021

Harry and Meghan Interview Special Draws 17.18 million Viewers...
Television

Oprah Winfrey’s explosive interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drew a huge audience to CBS this Sunday evening, attracting approximately 17.18 million viewers throughout its two-hour broadca...

Variety
March 8, 2021

NFL and Amazon Nearing $1 Billion Exclusive Rights Deal
Sports - Streaming - Television

The National Football League (NFL) is close to signing a new rights deal that could see Amazon ‘carry many games’ exclusively on its Prime Video streaming service. The deal could reportedly cost ...

Sports Pro
March 4, 2021

Primetime Emmy Awards Sets September Airdate For 2021 Ceremony
Music

The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards have staked out a date for their 73rd edition, setting Sunday, September 19 for the live broadcast on CBS. CBS and the Television Academy unveiled the date on Tuesday, ...

Deadline
March 2, 2021

Paramount+ Adds CONCACAF Soccer Rights Ahead of US Launch
Sports - Streaming

Paramount+, the rebranded streaming service previously known as CBS All Access, has added more live soccer rights to its content offering ahead of the platform’s US launch on 4th March. The ViacomC...

Sports Pro
February 25, 2021

ViacomCBS Will Also Return to Upfronts Week in May
Streaming - Television

Another media company is returning to upfronts week, following Disney’s earlier announcement that it will resume the annual May tradition, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic. A Viac...

AdWeek
February 15, 2021

CBS’ Super Bowl LV Telecast Draws About 92 Million Viewers, ...
Sports - Streaming - Television

CBS’ multiplatform broadcast of Super Bowl LV fell below the 100 million viewer threshold but set a record for streaming viewing on Sunday, according to Nielsen Live+Same Day fast affiliate ratings....

Variety
February 9, 2021

CBS Sports Eyes Robust Super Bowl Ratings
Sports - Streaming - Television

CBS Sports is expecting robust viewership for its coverage of the National Football League’s Super Bowl LV on February 7, despite a significant disruption to group viewership patterns due to the ong...

Sport Business
February 4, 2021

NFL Teams suffer $3 Billion + from COVID -19
Logistics - Sports

National Football League (NFL) teams have missed out on between US$3 billion to US$4 billion this season due to Covid-19, according to Marc Ganis, co-founder of Chicago-based consulting group Sportsco...

SportsPro
February 1, 2021

Super Bowl Advertising: Covid-19 Throws Flags, But CBS And Bra...
Sports - Television

As with many other aspects of Super Bowl Sunday, this year’s advertising game-within-the-game has gone through some dramatic adjustments due to Covid-19. The annual big-tent event on February 7 sho...

Deadline
January 29, 2021

Super Bowl 55 ‘Virtually Sold Out,’ Says ViacomCBS
Sports - Television

While several of the biggest traditional Super Bowl advertisers might be sitting out this year’s Big Game, that hasn’t put a dent in CBS’ advertising sales for Super Bowl 55. The Feb. 7 game—...

AdWeek
January 28, 2021

Full Slate Revealed for 2021 Super Bowl
Music - Sports - Television

The Super Bowl LV performers’ line-up is nearly complete after the latest reveal. Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan will perform the National Anthem before the big game. Singer H.E.R. will also perfo...

Digital Music News
January 21, 2021

Paramount Plus to Launch March 4 in U.S. and Latin America
Streaming - Television

ViacomCBS has set March 4 as the launch date for Paramount Plus, the company’s effort to join the direct-to-consumer streaming revolution alongside its larger rivals. The subscription service will ...

Variety
January 19, 2021

ViacomCBS Kids & Family consolidates live-action teams
Streaming - Television

ViacomCBS Kids & Family is combining its live-action production under a single team so that all Awesomeness and Nickelodeon development, current series and studio functions will now be handled col...

Kidscreen
January 15, 2021

Nickelodeon’s NFL Wild Card broadcast draws over 2 Milli...
Sports - Television

Nickelodeon’s kid-friendly broadcast of Sunday’s National Football League (NFL) wild card game between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears averaged 2.06 million viewers, making it the most-wa...

SportsPro Media
January 13, 2021

Discovery+ is available now. How does it compare to other stre...
Streaming

On Monday, Discovery+ entered an increasingly crowded landscape of services vying to attract your eyeballs to their endless selection of programming. Discovery+ features more than 55,000 episodes fro...

USA TODAY
January 5, 2021

‘Too Much Money at Stake’: Lengthy L.A. Production Shutdow...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

The COVID-19 numbers in Los Angeles County are dire, and hospital beds remain at worryingly low capacity, pushing Hollywood to delay when most L.A.-based television shows go back into production. At t...

Variety
January 5, 2021

Hulu Inks ViacomCBS Deal to Add 14 Cable Networks to Live TV P...
Streaming - Television

Disney’s Hulu + Live TV subscribers will — finally — get Comedy Central, MTV, Nick, BET and other legacy Viacom cable channels as part of their lineup. ViacomCBS announced a new multiyear distr...

Variety
January 4, 2021

CBS Sports and Nickelodeon team up for NFL Wild Card Game on N...
Sports - Streaming - Television

CBS Sports and Nickelodeon are getting kids and families into the game with a special slime-filled presentation of the National Football League’s Wild Card game on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 4:30 p.m. (ET)...

ViacomCBS
December 15, 2020

ViacomCBS Breaks Down Workforce Demographic; Launches New Dive...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

ViacomCBS is launching a dedicated diversity and inclusion website that sheds light, for the first time, on the combined company’s workforce demographics following the merger of Viacom and CBS, Vari...

Variety
December 14, 2020

CBS All Access adds Nick content and parental features
Streaming - Television

In the lead-up to its Paramount+ rebrand, ViacomCBS streamer CBS All Access has added a raft of kids programming from its Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. libraries, and launched new family features. Nearl...

Kidscreen
December 10, 2020

Fox could drop TNF if main NFL package proves too costly
Sports - Television

Fox currently pays US$660 million per year for those games, having taken over the contract in 2019 from rivals CBS and NBC, who previously split the coverage. That deal expires at the end of the 20...

Sports Pro Media
December 9, 2020

Viacom on the Verge of Winning Poaching Lawsuit Against Netfli...
Streaming - Television

Two days before a summary judgment hearing in a crucial legal fight, a Los Angeles judge indicates his thoughts in a detailed tentative ruling. Netflix is having some difficulty on the legal front wi...

The Hollywood Reporter
December 9, 2020

SportsPro Summit 2020 – NBC, TikTok and House of Highlights
Branding - Sports - Television

Branded content doesn’t need to look like it; The NFL’s next TV deal will force broadcasters to make difficult choices; Time for sports to incorporate highlights into their business model. For ...

SportsPro Media
December 4, 2020

CBS nearly sold out of Super Bowl ad inventory
Sports - Television

The relatively well-selling Super Bowl ad inventory suggests marketers are not especially concerned with the chance of the big game not occurring due to upticks in COVID-19 that have caused postponeme...

Marketing Dive
December 3, 2020

Netflix Removes ‘Chappelle’s Show’ From Service Upon Req...
Streaming - Television

Dave Chappelle had made it clear that he did not approve of ViacomCBS licensing his Comedy Central series, Chappelle’s Show, without paying him a dime. The comedian spoke about it during his recent ...

Deadline
November 24, 2020

The Weeknd to headline Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show
Live Entertainment - Music - Sports - Television

Pepsi, the NFL and Roc Nation have announced that The Weeknd will perform during the Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show on CBS.  For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.com/2020/m...

Variety
November 12, 2020

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