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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

NCIS: Los Angeles

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net, Universal TV, SABC3, e.tv, M-Net Series Zone, Mzansi Magic, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: Crime drama about the Office of Special Projects, a division of NCIS charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat.
Starring: Chris O'Donnell, Peter Cambor, Daniela Ruah


Two and a Half Men

Genre: Comedy
Channel: M-Net, SABC3, Universal TV, Comedy Central Africa, eExtra, M-Net Series Showcase, M-Net Series Zone, Vuzu
Summary: Sitcom about men, women, sex, dating, divorce, single parenthood, sibling relations, surrogate families, money and, most importantly, love.
Starring: Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones


NCIS: New Orleans

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net, Universal TV, M-Net City
Summary: Drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in the Big Easy, a city known for its decadence.
Starring: Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan


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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.


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