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CBS

Broadcast on: International
Active from: 18 Sep 1927
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About

CBS (corporate name CBS Broadcasting, Inc.) is an American commercial broadcast television network, which started as a radio network and continues to operate a radio network and a portfolio of television and radio stations in large and mid-sized markets.

The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network", in reference to the shape of the company's logo.

AVAILABILITY

United States

PICTURE FORMAT

1080i (HDTV)
480i (16:9 SDTV)

ABOUT

The network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc., a collection of 16 radio stations that was bought by William S. Paley in 1928 and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System.

Under Paley's guidance, CBS would first become one of the largest radio networks in the United States and then one of the big three American broadcast television networks.

In 1974, CBS dropped its full name and became known simply as CBS, Inc. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired the network in 1995 and eventually adopted the name of the company it had bought to become CBS Corporation.

In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, which began as a spin-off of CBS in 1971. In late 2005, Viacom split itself and reestablished CBS Corporation with the CBS television network at its core.

CBS Corporation is controlled by Sumner Redstone through National Amusements, its parent.

CBS's businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.


Latest Updated Shows

Numb3rs

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: Hallmark Channel, Top One, SABC3, SABC2, CBS Action, FOX Africa, Universal TV
Summary: Numb3rs is a drama about an FBI agent who recruits his mathematical-genius brother to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes.
Starring: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch


NCIS

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: SABC2, Hallmark Channel, Sony Channel, Universal TV, M-Net, M-Net City, SABC3
Summary: NCIS is a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations.
Starring: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Sasha Alexander


Zoo

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Channel: M-Net, M-Net City, e.tv
Summary: Zoo, based on the novel by James Patterson, is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet.
Starring: James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Nonso Anozie


Latest Articles

Latest American cancellations and renewals for 2017/2018

15 May 2017 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 5 comments
Victims include American Crime and The Fixer and survivors include black-ish and Chicago x 3.


LATEST ARTICLES

Shannon Esra: from The Queen's fierce lawyer Sandra Stein to emo Candice on M-Net's Still Breathing

Shannon spills about life-behind-the-scenes as Sandra and her newest character Candice, who premieres tonight.


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Angie walks in on the unthinkable.


Generations: The Legacy Teasers - April 2020

The truth about who is behind the kidnapping is revealed.


New on TV today: Thursday 27 February

Local drama Still Breathing starts on M-Net and game show Beter Assie Bure returns to SABC2.


Isibaya Teasers - March 2020

New season alert! Your first tease of Isibaya Season 8...


Arendsvlei Teasers - March 2020

Relationship on the rocks! Also, Bompie gets physical with someone.


New on TV today: Wednesday 26 February

Dinner Date South Africa moves from SABC3 to BBC Lifestyle and Fameless returns to eReality.


Imbewu: The Seed Teasers - March 2020

Zethu keeps her pregnancy secret.


Maid in Manhattan on eExtra Teasers - March 2020

Hugo wont leave Belinda's apartment and Bruno seduces Yaya!


New on TV today: Tuesday 25 February

The three 'Chicago' dramas return to M-Net and BBC Brit follows Reggie Yates in China.

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