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Encyclopedia > CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
Type Public (NYSECBS, NYSECBSA)
Founded 1986[1]
Headquarters New York, New York, USA
Key people Sumner Redstone, Chairman (through National Amusements, owns a controlling amount of voting shares)
Leslie Moonves, President & CEO
Industry Broadcasting & Publishing
Products CBS, The CW, CBS Radio, more...
Revenue US$14.536 billion (2005)
Operating income US$6.818 billion (2005)
Net income US$7.089 billion (2005)
Website www.cbscorporation.com

CBS Corporation (NYSECBS, NYSECBSA) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. The President and CEO of the company is Leslie Moonves. Sumner Redstone, whose company National Amusements is CBS's majority shareholder, serves as Chairman. The company came into being on December 31, 2005 and began trading on the NYSE on January 3, 2006. It is the legal successor to the "old" Viacom.[2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein on May 27, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts) is majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater chain. ... National Amusements, Inc. ... Leslie Moonves (born December 23, 1948 in New York City) is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... “Publisher” redirects here. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Crimson White, known colloquially as The CW, is the student-run newspaper of the University of Alabama. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS, NYSE: CBSA) is an American media conglomerate focused on broadcasting, publishing, billboards, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “USD” redirects here. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... “Publisher” redirects here. ... Roadside billboards frequently encourage passersby to visit local businesses. ... President is a title held by many leaders of nothing, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... Leslie Moonves (born December 23, 1948 in New York City) is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. ... Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein on May 27, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts) is majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater chain. ... National Amusements, Inc. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Viacom (pronounced with a long i as in eye) began life as CBS Films, the television syndication division of CBS. In 1971, the division was renamed VIACOM (VIdeo & Audio COMmunications), and in 1973 it was spun off, amid new FCC rules forbidding television networks from owning syndication companies (the rules...

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History

Viacom was created in 1970 as the television syndication division of CBS, and was spun off in 1971. However, in 1999, Viacom acquired its former parent, by this time also named CBS Corporation, formerly Westinghouse Electric Corporation. The prior CBS Corporation also owned CMT and The Nashville Network (now Spike TV), which remained Viacom properties after the 2005 split, but the prior CBS did not own UPN, Showtime, Paramount Television, Paramount Parks, or Simon and Schuster. Viacom (pronounced with a long i as in eye) began life as CBS Films, the television syndication division of CBS. In 1971, the division was renamed VIACOM (VIdeo & Audio COMmunications), and in 1973 it was spun off, amid new FCC rules forbidding television networks from owning syndication companies (the rules... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was an organization founded by George Westinghouse in 1886 as Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. ... Country Music Television, or CMT as it usually called, is an American country music oriented cable television channel. ... Spike TV logo Spike TV is a cable television network. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ...


In March 2005, Viacom announced plans of looking into splitting the company into two publicly traded companies, amid issues of the stock price stagnating (although it was alleged that another main force behind the split was the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy, which led to MTV not being allowed to produce any more halftime shows, they had also produced the show for Super Bowl XXXV, the first Super Bowl CBS aired since regaining NFL rights and become MTV's corporate sibling). Janet Jackson covers her exposed breast immediately after Justin Timberlake tears off part of her wardrobe to expose it Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was broadcast live on February 1, 2004 from Houston, Texas, was noted for a controversial halftime show in which Janet Jacksons bare breast was exposed by... Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921...


On June 14, 2005, the Viacom board of directors approved the split of the company into two firms. The CBS Corporation name would be revived for one of the companies, to be headed by longtime television executive (and Viacom co-President) Leslie Moonves, and would include CBS, UPN, Infinity Broadcasting, Viacom Outdoor, Showtime Networks, and Paramount's television studio. These businesses were categorized as the "slow growth businesses" because while they provided steady cash flow, they did not have any growth potential. Some analysts argued that these businesses were suffocating the growth of the MTV Networks cable businesses. is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Leslie Moonves (born December 23, 1948 in New York City) is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. ...


The split was structured such that the "new" Viacom was spun off from the "old" Viacom, which was renamed CBS Corporation. In a sense, this was a repeat of the 1971 spinoff. However, in this case, CBS retained virtually all of the prior firm's broadcast TV assets, including its various syndication companies. Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ...


The split was completed on December 31, 2005, and the two new companies began trading on the NYSE, on the next business day, January 3, 2006.[3] The CBS network ran an advertisement stating that the CBS Corporation would exist "beginning on January 3, 2006," (likely referring to be beginning of trading on the New York Stock Exchange), but the websites of the CBS Corporation and Viacom were split beforehand, with a notice on both sites stating that it officially occurred on December 31, 2005. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sumner Redstone's company National Amusements remains the largest single shareholder of both CBS Corporation and the "new" Viacom. [citation needed]


Transactions during and after the merger

2004

In the interim, Viacom/CBS was involved in a number of transactions. On December 2, 2004 Viacom acquired CBS affiliate KOVR-TV in Sacramento, from Sinclair Broadcast Group. Viacom also acquired two stations in West Palm Beach. is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 primarily small and medium markets, many of which are located in the South and the Midwest. ...


2005

Viacom/CBS has announced it would sell several non-duopoly UPN affiliates, in Indianapolis, Columbus, New Orleans, and Oklahoma City, with possibilities of additional sales. A true duopoly is a specific type of oligopoly where only two producers exist in one market. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ...


CBS announced on November 3, 2005, that it would acquire College Sports TV (CSTV) for US$325 million. CEO of CSTV Brian Bedol will continue to run that network and report to Leslie Moonves, chairman of CBS. The transaction was completed in January 2006. is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... College Sports TV (CSTV) Networks, Inc. ... “USD” redirects here. ... Brian Bedol is the President and CEO of CSTV Networks, the first cable channel devoted exclusively to college sports. ...


2006

Announced early in 2006, CBS and DIC Entertainment signed a multi-year deal to provide three hours of programming that meet FCC standards for educational programming. The block would be called "KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS" -- which is also a partnership with America Online's KOL kids service and premiered on September 16, 2006. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The DIC Incredible World logo used from the late 2001-present. ... The FCCs official seal. ... KOL Secret Slumber Party, weekends on CBS. KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS is a three-hour childrens programming block that began September 16, 2006 on CBS, replacing Nick Jr. ... For other uses, see AOL (disambiguation). ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Shows included are Sabrina, the Animated Series, Horseland, Madeline, Dance Revolution and many others.[4] It was originally supposed to be called "CBS's Saturday Morning Secret Slumber Party" but was renamed with KOL's alliance.[5] HorseLand is an online virtual pet game where players create and raise horses and dogs. ... For other uses, see Madeleine (disambiguation). ... This article is about the upcoming television series. ...


2007

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The CW Television Network

On January 24, 2006, CBS Corporation and Time Warner announced that they were to create a new broadcast network, The CW Television Network. The network officially debuted on September 18, 2006. The network formally debuted on September 20 with the 2 hour premiere of America's Next Top Model. “The CW” redirects here. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Time Warner Inc. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “ANTM” redirects here. ...


The network is the result of a merger of The WB Television Network (a Time Warner holding) and UPN (a CBS Corporation holding). CBS Corporation and Time Warner will each own 50% of the network. Tribune Broadcasting (which previously owned a 25% stake on The WB) and CBS Corporation will contribute its stations as new network affiliates. The Warner Bros. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... Tribune Broadcasting is a group of radio and television stations located throughout the United States which are owned and operated by the Tribune Company, a media conglomerate based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Paramount Parks

Main article: Paramount Parks

Three days after the announcement of The CW, on January 27, CBS announced that it was selling its Paramount Parks division. On May 23, 2006, CBS Corp. sold Paramount Parks to the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. With this acquisition, Cedar Fair becomes the third-largest theme park operator. Paramount Parks was an operator of theme parks and attractions, which annually attracted about 13 million patrons. ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Paramount Parks was an operator of theme parks and attractions, which annually attracted about 13 million patrons. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, legally known as Cedar Fair, L.P.,(NYSE: FUN) is a publicly-traded company based in Sandusky, Ohio that owns and operates amusement parks in North America. ...


On June 30, 2006, Cedar Fair announced that it has completed its acquisition of Paramount Parks from CBS Corporation in a cash transaction valued at US$1.24 billion. is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Corporate governance

The board of directors of CBS Corp. include: In relation to a company, a director is an officer (that is, someone who works for the company) charged with the conduct and management of its affairs. ...

David A. Andelman is an executive editor at Forbes. ... Joseph A. Califano, Jr. ... William Sebastian Cohen (born August 28, 1940) is an American Republican politician from Maine. ... Charles K. Gifford is a corporate director of the CBS Corporation. ... Bruce Scott Gordon (born February 15, 1946) is an African American business executive who spent most of his career with Verizon and currently serves as a corporate director of CBS. He was selected in June 2005 to head the NAACP, a major American civil rights organization. ... Philippe Dauman is a corporate director of the Viacom and CBS Corporations. ... Leslie Moonves (born December 23, 1948 in New York City) is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. ... Shari Redstone is a corporate director of the CBS and Viacom companies. ... Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein on May 27, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts) is majority owner and Chairman of the Board of the National Amusements theater chain. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... Ann N. Reese is a corporate director of the CBS Corporation. ... Judith A. Sprieser is a corporate director of the CBS Corporation. ... In 1971 an ambitious 26-year-old Harvard MBA named Robert D. Walter purchased Cardinal Foods, a small Ohio food wholesaler, in a leveraged buyout. ...

Assets

Further information: List of assets owned by CBS

The following is a list of major assets owned by CBS Corporation: // Radio Networks CBS Radio (manages Westwood One Radio Network) Metro Networks Radio Stations CBS Radio (owns and operates over 180 stations) Internet CBS Digital Media SportsLine. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... Time Warner Inc. ... College Sports TV (CSTV) Networks, Inc. ... Showtime is a US cable TV network that primarily shows motion pictures as well as some original programming and occasional boxing matches. ... CBS Television Stations (formerly Viacom Television Stations) is a group of television stations owned by CBS Corporation. ... CBS Paramount Television (formerly Desilu Productions, Paramount Television, among other companies) is an American television production/distribution company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by CBS Corporation merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions. ... CBS Television Distribution is a United States and Global television distribution company, a merger of the television distribution arms of CBS Paramount Domestic Television, CBS Paramount International Television and King World. ... Big Ticket Television, Inc. ... Founded by television producer Aaron Spelling in 1969, Spelling Television, Inc. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... Last. ... CBS Interactive is the division of the CBS Corporation which has responsibility for programming and ad sales for CBS.com, CBS SportsLine. ... CBS Outdoor is the outdoor advertising division of media conglomerate CBS Corporation. ... Jean-François Millet Le Semeur (The Sower) Simon & Schuster logo, circa 1961. ... CBS Consumer Products, a unit of the CBS Corporation, manages the worldwide licensing, merchandising, and video activities for a diverse slate of properties owned or controlled by the CBS Corporation, including CBS Paramount Television and King World Productions, Inc. ... The Westinghouse Electric Corporation (WEC) is a Delaware corporation founded by a prior instance of the CBS Corporation in 1998 to manage the intellectual property assets relating to the venerable Westinghouse brand. ...

Accounting Ratios

CBS Corporation Accounting Ratios
Fiscal Year 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Fiscal Year End Date 12/31/05 12/31/04 12/31/03 12/31/02 12/31/01
Receivables Turnover 5.3 5.3 6.1 6.6 6.5
Receivables - Number of Days 86.2 68.4 54.6 53.4 58.5
Inventory Turnover 8.8 10.3 11.7 11.0 10.0
Inventory - Number of Days 41.0 35.0 30.8 32.7 36.2
Gross Property, Plant & Equipment Turnover 2.8 2.9 2.5 2.5 2.5
Net Property, Plant & Equipment Turnover 4.5 4.8 4.4 4.0 3.7
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization -
 % of Gross Property, Plant & Equipment 9.8% 10.4% 9.4% 9.6% 32.9%
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization -
Year to Year Change (Millions US Dollars) -31.1 -19.0 5.4 -213.9 86.1
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization -
Year to Year % Change -38.4% -19.0% 5.7% -69.3% 38.7%
Source: CorporateInformation CBS Corporation Company Snapshot

See also

  • Viacom (1971-2005), the prior name of the post-2005 CBS Corporation.
  • CBS Corporation (1997), an old instance of the company, purchased by the old Viacom in 1999,
  • Viacom, the current Viacom, broke off in 2005.
  • CBS Mandate, the logo/branding guidelines used on TV stations owned by CBS Corporation.

Viacom (pronounced with a long i as in eye) began life as CBS Films, the television syndication division of CBS. In 1971, the division was renamed VIACOM (VIdeo & Audio COMmunications), and in 1973 it was spun off, amid new FCC rules forbidding television networks from owning syndication companies (the rules... The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was an organization founded by George Westinghouse in 1886 as Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. ... Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ The Viacom-CBS split was structured in such a way that the existing company (Viacom) changed its name to CBS Corporation, while the new Viacom is actually a newly founded spin-off company. For this reason, the newly rechristened CBS Corporation is actually the same company (Viacom) that was founded in 1986. The 1986 Viacom, in turn, was the successor to a previous company also known as Viacom and founded in 1971.
  2. ^ www.cbscorporation.com/media/pdf/CleanShareholderletterS.pdf (PDF).
  3. ^ www.cbscorporation.com/media/pdf/CleanShareholderletterS.pdf (PDF).
  4. ^ www.cbscorporation.com/news/prdetails.php?id=469.
  5. ^ mediaweek.com/mw/news/networktv/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002725721.
  6. ^ www.cbscorporation.com/news/prdetails.php?id=1624.
  7. ^ www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070213/GPG03/70213117/1978.
  8. ^ CBS Invests in Virtual World Content Developer.
  9. ^ CBS acquires an online high school sports network InfoNIAC
  10. ^ CBS Corporation Announces the Creation of the CBS Interactive Audience Network, Yahoo!, April 12, 2007
  11. ^ Music site Last.fm bought by CBS, BBC, May 30, 2007

Viacom (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIAb) is an American media conglomerate with various worldwide interests in cable and satellite television networks (MTV Networks and BET), and movie production and distribution (the Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks movie studios). ... Viacom (pronounced with a long i as in eye) began life as CBS Films, the television syndication division of CBS. In 1971, the division was renamed VIACOM (VIdeo & Audio COMmunications), and in 1973 it was spun off, amid new FCC rules forbidding television networks from owning syndication companies (the rules... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ...

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