YouTube to Pay $2.5 Billion Per Year for Sunday Ticket
Sports - Streaming - Television

YouTube is closing in on a deal for Sunday Ticket, the out-of-market package that DirecTV has exclusively broadcast since 1994, when it debuted. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that You...

NBC Sports
December 21, 2022

Live Entertainment - Music - Television

Mariah Carey is back for the holidays. CBS has announced the five-time Grammy winner will host a new two-hour primetime concert special entitled “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas To All!” The broadc...

November 10, 2022

CBS Announces Fall Premiere Dates for 2022-2023 Season

CBS kicks off its 2022-23 fall season Sept. 19 with four new shows and 18 returning series, including the 20th season of NCIS. The Real Love Boat — an unscripted version of the classic dramedy — ...

June 23, 2022

8 Hot New Shows Announced During the 2022 Upfronts

Upfronts returned to New York City in 2022, and even amid all the merger updates, positive COVID tests and screen-only presentations, there were still new shows to share. While The CW had a rough wee...

May 26, 2022

Paramount Upfront Highlights YELLOWSTONE, CBS Schedule, and Mo...

The venue was the same, but Paramount Global’s inaugural upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall took a very different approach compared to the CBS presentations of old. Jo Ann Ross, longtime CBS ad ...

May 19, 2022

All the Canceled TV Shows of 2022 So Far

Cancellations are an inevitable part of the entertainment industry. Sometimes a show doesn't quite hit the mark or reach the ratings a studio is expecting, and sometimes a perfectly good show with a d...

May 13, 2022

CBS Renews THE EQUALIZER for Two More Seasons

CBS is plotting a longer-term future for The Equalizer. The network has renewed the drama starring Queen Latifah for two more seasons, which will take The Equalizer through its fourth year in 2023-24...

Hollywood Reporter
May 5, 2022

James Corden to Leave LATE LATE SHOW After One More Season

James Corden will give CBS audiences one more year of signature sketches like “Carpool Karaoke” before driving away from his late-night perch. The comic, who has been at the helm of CBS’ “Lat...

April 29, 2022

CBS & Princess Cruises Bringing Reality Reboot of THE LOV...
Television - Travel

“The Love Boat” soon will be making another run, promising something for everyone — but this time as a reality dating series. CBS and its sister Australian broadcaster Network 10 have both orde...

March 23, 2022

LOVE ISLAND Moves to Peacock from CBS With Two Season Order
Streaming - Television

The U.S. version of hit reality dating competition “Love Island” has moved to Peacock after three seasons at CBS. Peacock has ordered two new seasons of the series, the first of which is set to sh...

February 24, 2022

GLAAD Reports Record number of LGBTQ Characters on Broadcast T...

The small screen is now reflecting a record number of LGBTQ characters on primetime. Media watchdog group GLAAD has released the findings of its 17th annual report, Where We Are On TV, which analyzes...

Hollywood Reporter
February 17, 2022

Super Bowl Ads Sold Out, Many at Record Prices as High as $7M
Live Entertainment - Television

Kickoff for Super Bowl LVI is still days away, but NBC has scored at least one touchdown. NBC has sold out all of its inventory for the Big Game, scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday, February 13, fro...

February 3, 2022

ViacomCBS to Sell CBS Studio Center for $1.85 Billion
Press Releases - Streaming - Television - Theatrical

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell CBS Studio Center and its associated operating busin...

Faisal Hussain
November 30, 2021

ViacomCBS Enters Strategic NFT Partnership with RECUR
Finance - Online - Partnerships - Press Releases - Streaming

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC) today announced a strategic partnership with leading non-fungible token (NFT) company RECUR to create a fan-focused platform that will b...

Faisal Hussain
October 13, 2021

James Corden In Talks To Extend THE LATE LATE SHOW Contract at...

James Corden is in negotiations to extend his contract for CBS’ The Late Late Show. Deadline understands that the Brit has been in talks for some time but that negotiations have stepped up recently...

September 15, 2021

Introducing Facebook Fantasy Games
Online - Press Releases - Tech - Toys

Facebook is rolling out Facebook Fantasy Games in the US and Canada on the Facebook app for iOS and Android. Facebook Fantasy Games are free, simple prediction games that help fans enjoy sports, TV sh...

Faisal Hussain
September 7, 2021

NBA Finals Ratings Shine Bright for ABC
Sports - Television

CBS, NBC and Fox tied for second place behind ABC’s NBA Finals. ABC cruised to a Thursday ratings victory thanks to Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Finals. The home team Phoenix Suns won Game 2 118-108. Pho...

The Wrap
July 9, 2021

Half of Americans Have Cut the Cord, Ditching Linear TV
Streaming - Television

A new study carried out by The Trade Desk has found that 47% of US TV viewers are already cordless while 44% with cable intend on pulling back or cutting their service altogether in the coming year. ...

Digital TV Europe
June 30, 2021

CMT Music Awards Set to Move to CBS in 2022
Live Entertainment - Music - Television

ViacomCBS announced Monday (June 28) that the CMT Music Awards -- which has aired on CMT since 2002 -- will have its global premiere exclusively on CBS starting in 2022. The show will broadcast live f...

CMT Music Awards, CBS
June 29, 2021

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

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...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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...

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...

April 19, 2021

CBS Strikes Two-Year Deal to Broadcast the Daytime Emmys

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,...

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...

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 &#...

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...

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...

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

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, ...

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...

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....

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

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