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  • Imus Signs Deal to Return to Radio Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | 6:19 AM ET

    Disgraced shock jock Don Imus, who was fired by CBS Radio six months ago in an uproar over an on-air racial slur he made, has signed a deal to return to radio Dec. 3 with a new nationally syndicated morning show.

  • CBS Profit Beats Estimates on Strong Publishing, Ads Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 5:20 PM ET

    CBS reported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings Thursday, as strength in its publishing and outdoor advertising businesses overcame depressed results from its radio division.

  • SanDisk Debuts Service to Download TV Shows Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 11:15 AM ET

    Flash memory maker SanDisk on Monday debuted an online video service and a USB flash drive that can carry television programs and videos from a computer for playback on TVs.

  • Media Firms Team Up On Online Copyright Guidelines Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 2:20 PM ET

    Media companies including Viacom, Microsoft, News Corp.'s Fox and MySpace units and others have agreed to guidelines aimed at protecting copyrights online, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • CBS Signs Extension with Chief Exec Moonves Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 5:34 PM ET

    CBS Corp. said it has signed a new employment contract with Chief Executive Leslie Moonves that extends his term to 2011.

  • Political Ads: Lots Of Spending But Who Benefits? Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 9:16 AM ET

    The numbers are in and it was a rich third quarter for candidates--Hillary Clinton's campaign raised $27 million in the third quarter, beating Barack Obama, whose campaign raised about $20 million over the same time period.

  • Excited about This Fall's TV Line-Up? Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 2:21 PM ET

    Here's one of the safest bets you'll find this fall: one month into the new television season the media will be filled with stories about how poorly the networks are doing.

  • More Sex, Violence Shown in TV Family Hour, Study Shows Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 10:54 AM ET

    Americans are being subjected to more sex, violence and profane language during the traditional, early-evening "family hour" of broadcast television viewing, a U.S. watchdog group said Wednesday.

  • Fall TV Trade Monday, 3 Sep 2007 | 8:46 PM ET

    This fall will bring a new TV season and the beginning of a year-long presidential cycle for the networks. The money should drop in buckets on the network and cable companies but the big question remains same – who’s going to catch it?

  • Fall TV Trade Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | 12:26 PM ET

    This fall will bring a new TV season and the beginning of a year-long presidential cycle for the networks. The money should drop in buckets on the network and cable companies but the big question remains same – who’s going to catch it?

  • CBS Settles with Fired Shock Jock Don Imus Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 5:01 AM ET
    Radio personality Don Imus appears on Rev.Al Sharpton's radio show, in New York Monday April 9, 2007. Imus issued another apology for referring to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos" on his morning show last week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Broadcaster CBS settled its termination dispute with fired radio shock jock Don Imus Tuesday, a possible step toward Imus reviving his multimillion-dollar career with a rival broadcaster.

  • Cwickies: Will They Be Sticky For Advertisers? Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 8:27 AM ET

    I can't help but comment on Viacom's earnings. On Thursday, the media giant beat Wall Street estimates, thanks largely to the filmed entertainment division's profit quadrupling. But the studio (Paramount and DreamWorks) is a much smaller part of the company than the 'Media Networks' division, which includes MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Spike TV, etc. I'd say Viacom's largest challenge moving forward is growing its ad revenue on these cable networks...

  • Viacom Profit Slips, But Outpaces Expectations Thursday, 2 Aug 2007 | 3:00 PM ET

    Viacom posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit Thursday, boosted by DVD sales and the box office hit "Shrek The Third," sending shares up 4 percent.

  • CBS And Viacom: What Will Sumner Redstone Do? Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 12:49 PM ET

    CBS announced second-quarter earnings that disappointed on the top line, beat expectations on the bottom line, and landed flat with growth-hungry Wall Street. Revenue disappointed--down 3% to $3.37 billion on a loss of TV revenue from shutting down UPN and the timing of the NCAA basketball tournament.

  • CBS Profit Falls 48%, Hurt by Lower TV, Radio Sales Tuesday, 31 Jul 2007 | 12:12 PM ET

    CBS Tuesday said quarterly net earnings fell 48 percent from a year ago, when it was helped by a tax benefit and the sale of its Paramount Parks, while revenue suffered at both its radio and television divisions.

  • Producing a morning show on a Monday is always a tricky bit of business, but what’s often saved the day for the “Squawk Box” staff is a plethora of merger and acquisition deals struck over the weekend... At precisely 6am, private equity struck again: Cerberus announced a deal to buy United Rentals for $4 billion, excluding debt. ... Also: landing Sirius' CEO Mel Karmazin on CNBC.

  • The conflict between Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom and CBS, and daughter Shari Redstone, vice chairman of the two media companies, grew more bitter on Friday: The paterfamilias publicized his displeasure with Shari's ostensible ambition to succeed him, in a harshly-worded letter to Forbes.

  • Sumner Redstone, the 84 year old chairman and controlling shareholder of Viacom and CBS, is negotiating a settlement with his 52 year old daughter Shari under which she would step down as a director of both CBS and Viacom and relinquish her roughly 20% stake in National Amusements, the holding company that owns a controlling stake in both CBS and Viacom.

  • Nielsen's Whiting: Exclusive On "Upfront" TV Sales Thursday, 21 Jun 2007 | 11:12 AM ET
    ABC's Grey's Anatomy

    As the network TV upfront ad sales period comes to an end -- the numbers are surprisingly strong-- back up into the range of $9 billion in advertising revenues, by some estimates up 3% over last year. ABC and CBS are pretty much done with their upfront ad deals, with ABC snagging the biggest price increases per rating point, up 8.5% to 10%. (This means that ratings aren't necessarily up, but advertisers are paying more for lower ratings.)

  • Viacom and CBS shareholders are better off since the company split a year and a half ago,  Sumner Redstone told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "I would do it again and over and over again and shareholders are definitely better," said Redstone, who remains executive chairman of both companies.