CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. With more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS’ total network lineup was watched by more than 127 million people a week during the 2016-2017 season. The Network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; television’s #1 new comedy, YOUNG SHELDON; television’s #1 primetime news program, 60 MINUTES; television’s #1 late night show, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
CBS Entertainment is responsible for acquiring or developing and scheduling the entertainment programming presented on the CBS Television Network, which includes primetime comedy and drama series, reality-based programming, theatrical films, specials, children’s programs, daytime dramas, game shows, talk shows and late night programs.
CBS News is the news and information division of CBS Corporation, dedicated to providing the highest-quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. Headquartered in the famed CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News has bureaus across the globe and produces influential, critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CBS News provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSN, CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and CBS Mobile. CBS News is home to the nation’s #1 news program, 60 MINUTES; the 24/7 digital streaming news network, CBSN; and the award-winning broadcasts CBS THIS MORNING, co-hosted by Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson, THE CBS EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS, FACE THE NATION and CBS SUNDAY MORNING.
CBS Sports, a year-round leader in television sports, broadcasts a portfolio of events on the CBS Television Network, including the NFL’s American Football Conference games; THE NFL TODAY; college basketball, including the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship; PGA TOUR golf, including the Masters® and PGA Championship; college football, including the SEC ON CBS and CBS SPORTS SPECTACULAR. In addition, the division includes CBS Sports Network, a 24-hour national cable network; produces INSIDE THE NFL for SHOWTIME; and partners with CBSSports.com in creating a recognized leader among sports Internet destinations.
CBS Television Stations consists of 28 owned-and-operated stations, including 15 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis-St. Paul), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KCNC-TV (Denver), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh) and WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV's satellite station KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable and streaming platforms. The Studio’s primetime programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed series MADAM SECRETARY, JANE THE VIRGIN and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the hit dramas SEAL TEAM, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, MACGYVER, BULL, INSTINCT, ELEMENTARY and SCORPION; the popular comedies KEVIN CAN WAIT, SUPERIOR DONUTS and MAN WITH A PLAN; DYNASTY for The CW; and the summer series SALVATION and BLOOD AND TREASURE, which will make its debut in 2019. The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the Emmy Award-nominated late night series THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, the Studio produces the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and THE GOOD FIGHT as well as the streaming service’s first comedy series, NO ACTIVITY. As CBS All Access expands its slate of original series, the Studio will produce the highly anticipated TWILIGHT ZONE, $1 and STRANGE ANGEL. The Studio also produces series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN: “Carpool Karaoke” for Apple Music and “Drop the Mic” for TBS; Netflix’s most binge-watched show of 2017, “American Vandal,” as well as “Insatiable” and “Unbelievable” for Netflix. Additionally, the Studio produces the comedy anthology series “The Guest Book” for TBS and OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT and YOUR HONOR for SHOWTIME.
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The division distributes programming from CBS Television Studios created for the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access and other platforms, as well as content from CBS Television Distribution, SHOWTIME Networks, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. The Studio participates in a number of international channel ventures, including owning and operating Ten Network Holdings Australia and also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production. CBS Studios International has 13 offices around the world, including its base in Los Angeles and EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming. Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports’ digital brands as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, TVGuide.com, GameSpot, Last.fm, Metacritic and Chowhound. Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter at twitter.com/cbsi and on Facebook.
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits JUDGE JUDY, DR. PHIL, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, JEOPARDY!, INSIDE EDITION and RACHAEL RAY, and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD’s popular off-network products include the “CSI,” NCIS and “Star Trek” franchises, as well as classic series such as “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Frasier.” In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS Television Studios, CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of the CBS Corporation. For more information, go to www.cbstvd.com.
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, SHOWTIME and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise.
CBS Films is a multifaceted studio handling the development, acquisition, financing, production and marketing of theatrical motion pictures. The division releases films spanning all genres, overseeing their theatrical distribution with partners. Recent releases include the Academy Award nominated “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “The Duff,” “Pride,” “Patriots Day,” and the Academy Award nominee for Best Picture “Hell or High Water.” Upcoming releases include an adaptation of the Man Booker prize-winning “The Sense of an Ending” from filmmaker Ritesh Batra; “Dean,” a comedy about tragedy from Demetri Martin; and the Michael Cuesta-directed “American Assassin,” an action thriller based on the massive bestselling series by Vince Flynn.
THE CW Television Network launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup, Monday through Friday. In October 2018, The CW will expand to a six-night primetime schedule, Sunday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND, FLIX ON DEMAND® and the network’s authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One and Samsung. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation™ Vue and Amazon Channels. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™ and Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.
Smithsonian Channel is owned by Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution. Its programs are largely inspired by the assets of the world’s largest museum complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series, and groundbreaking programs highlighting America’s historical, cultural and scientific heritage. Smithsonian Channel brings the American experience home in high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 and is available to customers of DirecTV, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cablevision, Verizon, AT&T, and more.
CBS Sports Network (CBSSN), the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, televises nearly 600 live events and over 3,000 hours of live programming every year, including live college football, college basketball and more from the MW, AAC, Big East, C-USA, A-10, Army, Navy and the Patriot League. CBSSN is the television home of the AutoNation Cure Bowl and the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, as well as the Professional Bull Riding and Arena Football League. Throughout the year, the Network also telecasts a full slate of original programming and studio coverage. It is home to NFL MONDAY QB, featuring Trent Green, Rich Gannon and Steve Beuerlein; WE NEED TO TALK, the first-ever all-female sports show; THE MORNING SHOW WITH BOOMER, TIKI AND TIERNEY; TIME TO SCHEIN; and THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW, which covers pro, college and fantasy football every Sunday morning. CBSSN has become the extension of CBS Sports, sharing talent and graphics as well as providing support coverage of every major event that CBS produces, including SEC football, NCAA Tournament, The Masters and the PGA Championship.
Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Touchstone, Adams Media, Threshold Editions, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom. Simon & Schuster proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.
As the official magazine of CBS, Watch! offers a rare, glamorous window into the lives of television’s biggest stars. With distinctive photography by top tier talents and first class stories curated by industry veterans, Watch! has steadily become one of the most elegant, sophisticated publications steadily growing today. This intriguing amalgam of celebrity, culture, fashion, travel and beauty reaches one million readers across the country, with entertaining interviews and images featuring talent from CBS, SHOWTIME, The CW, CBS All Access, Simon & Schuster, CBS Films, Pop and beyond. The magazine’s digital properties present readers with richer pathways to continue the journey beyond the velvet rope. Timely, behind-the-scenes videos and photo galleries bring the reader closer to their favorite characters and their favorite shows. The digital version of Watch! can be found at http://www.cbswatchmagazine.com as well as on a variety of platforms, including Zinio, Magzter and Apple News. The bi-monthly magazine is enjoyed by subscribers and sold on newsstands at Barnes & Noble, Hudson News, Target and Walmart.
CBS EcoMedia’s mission is to harness the power of advertising to effect positive social change. The company's groundbreaking programs direct a portion of brands’ ad-spends on CBS media to nonprofit organizations supporting critical education, environmental, animal welfare, veterans’ and wellness initiatives across the country. Over the past two decades, EcoMedia has delivered more than $100 million in funding and resources to nonprofits, improving the quality of life for more than 62 million Americans. The division has earned numerous awards and recognitions for their work, including the Cynopsis Media Social Good Leader of the Year Award, the Volunteers of America Good Samaritan Award, and back-to-back Edison Awards for Social Innovation and Social Impact.
Fans don’t sit at the outskirts of pop culture making snarky comments. They live right smack in the middle of it, sharing, creating and connecting their passions with others. Pop gives fans a dedicated channel that loves being a fan as much as they do. A channel filled with optimism, humor, excitement and a passion for the great times in life – those you remember and those still to come. Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B). The partnership combines CBS’ programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series and the studio responsible for the worldwide box office phenomenon “La La Land,” winner of six Academy Awards, the breakout smash “Wonder,” the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight Saga,” “John Wick” and “Now You See Me” franchises and acclaimed television series including “Orange is the New Black,” “Nashville,” “Casual,” “Dear White People” and “Greenleaf.”
Ten Network Holdings Australia is one of Australia’s leading entertainment and news content companies, with free-to-air television and digital media assets. Ten Network Holdings Australia includes Network Ten, which operates three free-to-air television channels – TEN, ELEVEN and ONE – in Australia’s five metropolitan markets of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, plus the online catch-up and streaming service tenplay.
CBS Experiences (“CBSX”), a division of CBS Corporation, is dedicated to creating live, interactive experiences that maximize the enormous value of CBS’ entertainment, news, sports and interactive brands. These experiences include live events on iconic stages, featuring exclusive CBS talent, as well as touring exhibitions and immersive entertainment that allows fans to delve more deeply into their favorite programming. CBSX has both in-house competencies and best-in-class partners to make each and every experience unforgettable.