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Encyclopedia > CBS Paramount Television
CBS Paramount Television
CBS Studios, Inc.
Type Subsidiary
Founded Los Angeles, California, USA (2006)
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, USA
Key people Leslie Moonves, President & CEO
Industry Television Production
Revenue
Operating income
Parent CBS Corporation
Owner National Amusements and public shareholders
Website www.cbsparamount.com

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Background

  • 1939: Established experimental television stations in Los Angeles (W6XYZ) as Television Productions Inc. and Chicago (W9XBK) with Balaban and Katz.
  • 1943: Began commercial broadcasting over WBKB in Chicago (now WBBM).
  • 1947: Began commercial broadcasting over KTLA in Los Angeles.
  • 1949: The first major studio to establish program syndication as Paramount Television Network (much of which originated from KTLA).
  • 1951: Desilu Productions formed by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball.
  • 1952: CBS formed CBS Productions.
  • 1953: CBS formed CBS Films as the distributor.
  • 1962: Desilu formed Desilu Sales Inc. as their syndication arm.
  • 1962: ABC formed Worldvision Enterprises (WVE) as the network's international distribution arm.
  • 1963: Group W Productions estabilished by Westinghouse Broadcasting
  • 1964: King World Productions (KWP) founded by Charles King.
  • 1964: Paramount branched out of broadcasting with the sale of KTLA to Golden West Broadcasters.
  • 1966: March 24, Gulf+Western acquires Paramount Pictures.
  • 1967: Desilu Productions was acquired by Gulf+Western. The company was renamed to Paramount Television in December. Desilu Sales was in turn merged with Paramount's syndication division to become Paramount Television Sales.
  • 1967: Spelling Entertainment Group established by Aaron Spelling.
  • 1971: CBS Films was spun-off as Video & Audio Communications (or Viacom).
  • 1973: Worldvision name adapted by ABC's original domestic syndication arm, formed in 1962.
  • 1974: Viacom Productions, a television company, was formed by Viacom.
  • 1977: Paramount Television Service was formed.
  • 1979: Worldvision acquired by Taft Entertainment Company (TECO)
  • 1982: Paramount Television Group and Paramount Domestic Television and Video Programming was established.
  • 1989: June 5, Gulf+Western was reincorporated as Paramount Communications, Inc.
  • 1989: Worldvision acquired by Spelling
  • 1994: March 11, Viacom acquired Paramount Communications, resulting in the formation of Paramount/Viacom as a byline for several of Viacom's subsidiaries.
  • 1995: Viacom Enterprises was absorbed into Paramount Domestic Television. The name Paramount Network Television (PNT) was also used for the first time ever (Viacom Productions would also become a division of PNT).
  • 1995: Viacom launched the United Paramount Network (UPN) with Chris-Craft Industries.
  • 1995: Westinghouse Electric acquires CBS and the company is renamed to CBS, Inc.
  • 1995: Group W Productions is renamed to Eyemark Entertainment.
  • 1999: Viacom acquired 80% of Spelling Entertainment Group (Such as Spelling Television) and Rysher Entertainment's TV holdings.
  • 1999: Viacom merged with its creator CBS.
  • 2000: In January, CBS acquires King World and forms CBS Enterprises, Inc.
  • 2000: After Viacom's merger with CBS, Paramount TV acquired CBS Enterprises, which included King World at that time.
  • 2004: Viacom merged the international television banners of CBS Broadcast International and Paramount International Television to form CBS Paramount International Television.
  • 2004: Viacom Productions was folded into Paramount Television by ceasing its television operations.
  • 2006: When the CBS/Viacom split took effect, CBS inherited Paramount's TV program library, with Viacom keeping Paramount's films.
  • 2006: On January 17, CBS Corporation CEO Les Moonves announced that Paramount Television would be renamed CBS Paramount Television as of that day, after merging with CBS Productions, with both the CBS 'eyemark' and Paramount's mountain united in the new logo.[1]
  • 2006: CBS Corp. merged its TV distribution arms; King World, CBS Paramount International Television and CBS Paramount Domestic Television to form CBS Television Distribution (CTD).

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Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American actor, comedian and star of the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy, a four time Emmy Award winner (awarded 1953, 1956, 1967, 1968) and charter member of the Television Hall of Fame. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... WorldVision Enterprises, Inc. ... The Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, also known as Group W, was a division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. ... King World Productions (aka King World Entertainment or simply King World) is the leading syndicator of United States television programming. ... Orvon Gene Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998) was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gulf and Western Industries, Inc. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Gulf and Western Industries, Inc. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Founded by Aaron Spelling, Spelling Television (formerly known as Spelling Entertainment and Aaron Spelling Productions) is a television production company that has produced popular shows such as Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210, 7th Heaven, Dynasty and Melrose Place. ... 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... Viacom Productions was a television production company active from 1974 until 2005. ... 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Chris-Craft Industries is a privately held American manufacturer of civilian powerboats based in Sarasota, Florida. ... The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was an organization founded by George Westinghouse in 1886 as Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company. ... Founded by Aaron Spelling, Spelling Television (formerly known as Spelling Entertainment and Aaron Spelling Productions) is a television production company that has produced popular shows such as Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210, 7th Heaven, Dynasty and Melrose Place. ... Founded by Aaron Spelling, Spelling Television (also known as Spelling Entertainment and Aaron Spelling Productions) is a television production company that has produced popular shows such as Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210, 7th Heaven, Dynasty and Melrose Place. ... Rysher Entertainment is the owner of TV and film programming content, primarily distributed around the world by CBS Paramount International Television and Paramount Home Entertainment. ... 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The company

According to the CBS Corporation website, CBS Paramount Television (CPT) comprises three divisions: CBS Paramount Network Television (the division's production arm), CBS Paramount Domestic Television (which distributes the division's television holdings within the United States), and CBS Paramount International Television (which distributes programming outside the United States). Today, CPT comprises two divisions: CBS Paramount Network Television and CBS Television Distribution. CBS Paramount International Television (CPITV) is a multinational television production/distribution arm of CBS Paramount Television and owned by CBS Corporation that was formed in 2004 by Viacom, as a result of a merger between two television companies, CBS Broadcast International and Paramount International Television. ...


The studio has an output deal with Australia's Channel Ten, which means that Ten usually gets first airing rights to the studio's productions. Channel Ten is one of Australias three commercial television channels, broadcasted by Network Ten. ...


King World Productions

Today, KWP is a division of CTD. But, in the U.S., King World distributes its product independently from CPT, while internationally CBS Paramount Television handles distribution and sales.


Libraries

Among CBS Paramount Television's holdings are libraries from the following:

Around the same time of CBSPT's formation, Viacom completed its acquisition of DreamWorks SKG, so CBS Paramount Television now distributes DreamWorks' library of films (such as Shrek and Gladiator) in co-operation with Tribune Entertainment, while being solely responsible for DreamWorks' TV series (such as Spin City, which Paramount TV had already syndicated since 2000, and Father of the Pride). Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... A lost film is a film which, for any of several reasons, is no longer in existence. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ... EMKA, Ltd. ... 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The Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, also known as Group W, was a division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. ... Harry Lillis Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977) was an American singer and actor whose career lasted from 1926 until his death in 1977. ... Rysher Entertainment is the owner of TV and film programming content, primarily distributed around the world by CBS Paramount International Television and Paramount Home Entertainment. ... The Twilight Zone title. ... I Love Lucy is a television situation comedy starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, and featuring Vivian Vance and William Frawley. ... The African Queen is a 1951 film made by Horizon Pictures and Romulus Films, and distributed by United Artists. ... Mighty Mouse, the signature character of the studio. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Matlock was an American television legal drama starring Andy Griffith as attorney Ben Matlock. ... 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National Telefilm Associates (otherwise known by its initials, NTA) was an independent distribution company that handled much of Paramount Pictures animated library. ... Its a Wonderful Life is a 1946 film produced and directed by Frank Capra and based on the short story, The Greatest Gift written by Philip Van Doren Stern. ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... High Noon is a 1952 western film which tells the story of a town marshal who is forced to face a gang of killers by himself. ... The Jungle Book (1967 movie) French edition, 1957. ... Africa Screams (1949) Abbott And costello When bookseller Buzz cons Diana into thinking fellow bookseller Stanley knows a great deal about Africa they are abducted and ordered to lead Diana and her henchmen to an African tribe. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Get Smart was an American comedy television series that satirized the secret agent genre. ... The Bonanza logo was superimposed upon a map of a wild west frontier area. ... WorldVision Enterprises, Inc. ... Quinn Martin (May 22, 1922 – September 6, 1987), born Martin Cohn,[1] was one of the most successful American television producers. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Little House On The Prairie was an American one-hour dramatic television program that aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1974 to March 21, 1983. ... The Carolco Pictures logo. ... King World Productions (aka King World Entertainment or simply King World) is the leading syndicator of United States television programming. ... Inside Edition is a syndicated news program, on the air since January 9, 1989. ... Art Ginsburg, commonly known as Mr. ... My Fair Lady is an Academy Award-winning 1964 film adaptation of the stage musical, My Fair Lady, based in turn on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. ... This article is about the film studio. ... This article contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Gladiator is a 2000 historical action drama film. ... The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Spin City was an American sitcom television series that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, and was created by Gary David Goldberg & Bill Lawrence, based on a fictional local government running New York City, originally starring Michael J. Fox as Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York. ... Father of the Pride was an American animated television series that began broadcasting on NBC on August 31, 2004 and was one of the first CGI series in prime-time network TV (after UPNs Game Over). ...


Past names

  • Desilu Productions (1951-1967)
  • Paramount Television (1967-2006)
  • CBS Productions (1952-2006)

Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

CBS Paramount Domestic Television (CPDT) (formerly CBS Films, Viacom Enterprises, Paramount Domestic Television, and WorldVision Enterprises) is an American television distribution/production that was formed on January 17, 2006 and owned by CBS Corporation. ... DreamWorks Television is a television production company that is a division of DreamWorks SKG, a subsidiary of Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures. ...

External links

  • CBS Paramount Television (site under construction)
  • The Rugrats Timeline

 
 

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