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Noorings: Reliance Broadcast & CBS, but no Hindi GEC yet? A tad disappointing…

By Noor Fathima Warsia | Aug 23, 2010

It is one of the most talked-about international partnerships in recent times. Finally, CBS, the international media giant that gave shows like the ‘CSI’ series and sitcoms such as ‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘How I Met your Mother’, is finally in India. And the partner is Reliance Broadcast, which by no means is a small scale or “safe” player. When the two come together, the expectations are sky-high. And perhaps that was the reason that a Hindi GEC missing from the first set of announcements was a tad disappointing.

MipCom 2007: It’s all about the programming, stupid

By Noor Fathima Warsia | Oct 10, 2007

Day two at MipCom 2007 tried to bring all aspects of programming that would indicate the changes in what the viewers want. However, at the end of all discussions, network heads and content creators were unanimous in stating that people only remembered programmes and not the networks the programmes were on. Another point that came across was that India was not necessarily on all agendas.

MipCom 2007: Personality of the Year, Leslie Moonves, divulges on the CBS road ahead

By Noor Fathima Warsia | Oct 09, 2007

Day one at MipCom 2007, being held at Cannes, saw Leslie Moonves, CBS Corporation’s President and CEO, hounoured as MipCom’s Personality of the Year. In his opening address, Moonves spoke about the growth in technology truly making content the king, as also the areas of focus for CBS Corporation.

International: YouTube mulls TV channel

By exchange4media News Service | Jan 15, 2007

YouTube is considering creating a linear TV channel compiled from the video clips submitted by its users. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, the vice-president of content, Kevin Donahue, said the company had been considering the idea of a creating TV shows and might even extend that into a full channel.

International: Deal with CBS may prove Google's move into TV
Wide-ranging talks include radio, local TV spots, licensing fees

By exchange4media News Service | Jan 12, 2007

The least-surprising pact Google likely will do all year is an impending one with CBS. Such a deal, according to people familiar with negotiations, includes everything from licensing content to Google Video to giving up radio inventory to Google's fledgling audio advertising service.

International: Viacom CEO Tom Freston resigns after eight months of running solo unit

By exchange4media News Service | Sep 06, 2006

Tom Freston is leaving Viacom, less than a year after the company split from CBS. Amid a lagging stock price – down 20 per cent since last January when it split from CBS – the Viacom CEO resigned. Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone issued a statement on Tuesday morning with the news. Freston, 60, will be replaced by a member of the board, Philippe Dauman.

International: Viacom creates new marketing unit

By exchange4media News Service | Dec 20, 2004

Viacom co-president and CBS chairman Leslie Moonves has announced the creation of a new marketing group and named CBS marketing chief George Schweitzer its president. The new unit will serve CBS, UPN, King World, Paramount Television, Infinity Broadcasting and Viacom Outdoor.

International: Judy Mcgrath named CEO of MTV Networks

By exchange4media News Service | Jul 21, 2004

Judy McGrath, the group president of Viacom's MTV Networks, has been named new chairman and chief executive officer of MTV Networks.