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CBS and Turner Sports extend contract for NCAA men’s basketball tournament

CBS and Turner Sports have renewed their vows with the NCAA, keeping the television rights of the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship through 2032 with an extension worth $8.8 billion.


Blanchette: Chilling lesson for WCC

When Edward Snowden or Julian Assange leaked the NCAA Tournament bracket over Twitter, Charles Barkley was still on CBS trying to distinguish Virginia Commonwealth from the Virginia ham he’d had …


Sumner Redstone resigns as chair of CBS

CBS says media mogul Sumner Redstone has resigned as chair of the company’s board, replaced by the company’s CEO, Leslie Moonves.


Amazon features Alec Baldwin, Dan Marino in its first Super Bowl ad

Amazon.com has just released a sneak peek of its Super Bowl ad, which airs Feb. 7 on CBS.


CBS to unveil new technology for Super Bowl 50

PASADENA, Calif. – The Super Bowl is turning 50, although the game played next month on America’s informal national holiday will hardly be showing its age because of new gadgetry …


NFL a big draw Thursday nights on CBS

CBS’s new Thursday night NFL package drew big audiences despite a string of blowouts. The Broncos’ 35-21 win over the Chargers on Thursday was the last of seven straight games …


CBS debut of “Thursday Night Football” draws more than 20 million viewers

The CBS debut broadcast of “Thursday Night Football” was seen by more than 20 million viewers, the network said. CBS earlier said its broadcast with the NFL Network of the …


Announcers picked for Final Four ’teamcasts’

Former college basketball stars Donny Marshall of UConn and Rex Chapman of Kentucky will be among the commentators for the team-specific broadcasts of Saturday’s Final Four games. Turner Sports and …


CBS Sports, Turner announce NCAA broadcast team

Greg Anthony will call his first Final Four and national championship game as CBS Sports and Turner Sports make some changes for their coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. …


NFL awards Thursday contract to CBS

The NFL says CBS will televise eight of its Thursday night games next season. CBS won bidding for the games, an increasingly valuable property for network television. The games will …


Final Four viewing options

College basketball fans will choose from three different television broadcasts of the NCAA men’s semifinals this season. The games’ main home will be on TBS on April 5. But TNT …


Masters a ratings hit

Adam Scott’s playoff victory over Angel Cabrera helped provide a 26 percent boost in overnight ratings for the Masters on CBS. The final round Sunday went two extra holes before …


CBS cuts away from tennis

CBS cut away from the dramatic conclusion of the Sony Open men’s tennis final on Sunday, switching to the tipoff of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament game between Michigan and …


Albert to broadcast NFL for CBS

Marv Albert is returning to the National Football League, whenever the lockout ends. The longtime play-by-play announcer is joining the NFL on CBS team, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus announced …


CBS in cross hairs over Super Bowl ad

LOS ANGELES – CBS Corp., acknowledging Tuesday that it has changed its policy and now accepts commercials that advocate political causes, defended its decision to run a politically sensitive advertisement …


Court throws out Rather’s lawsuit against CBS

NEW YORK – A New York court on Tuesday dismissed Dan Rather’s $70 million breach of contract lawsuit against CBS Corp., noting that the network continued to pay the anchor …


CBS renews ‘Survivor’ for two more seasons

“Survivor” is living up to its name. CBS has renewed the reality show for two more seasons – its 19th and 20th editions.


CBS giving more air time to Couric

Hoping to create more buzz for her third-place newscast, CBS is handing anchor Katie Couric some key prime-time real estate in the coming weeks. On Wednesday, the network will air …


CBS reveling in top ratings position

When NBC announced in December that it was creating a nightly 10 o’clock show for Jay Leno, CBS executives had one response. “Our first reaction when they did that was …