Stories tagged: CBS
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Verizon’s CEO is open to deal talks, from Comcast to Disney
Verizon Communications is considering merger possibilities to reset the course of the company given the fast-changing structure of the industry, and would be open to talks with Comcast, Walt Disney …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Comcast said to plan online rival to Netflix using hit NBC shows
Comcast plans to introduce an online video service offering hit shows from its NBCUniversal TV networks in the next 12 to 18 months, an effort to compete with rivals Netflix …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
CBS reaches deal to keep ‘Big Bang Theory’ on air
Along with the drama “NCIS,” “Big Bang Theory” is consistently one of the two most popular shows on television when original episodes are aired.
Sun., March 12, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Zags chow down on No. 1 seed during selection show
CBS was starting to reveal the brackets during Sunday’s selection show and the Zags knew they were in the running for a No. 1 seed, likely in the West Region.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
CBS serves up ‘comfort food’ on Friday nights and it’s paying off
If the TV industry gave out an award for the most uncool night of programming, CBS’s Friday lineup would win it hands down.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:04 a.m.
Redstone firm calls off CBS, Viacom merger proposal
Media mogul Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements is abandoning a proposal that CBS and Viacom reunite after a 10-year split.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 7 p.m.
Verdict: Michael Weatherly pleased with legal drama ‘Bull’
Michael Weatherly doesn’t seem like the star of “Bull” so much as its gracious host – at least, if you’re visiting the Brooklyn, New York, sound stage where his new …
Mon., Sept. 19, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
Central Valley grad Taylor Stocker a contestant on new season of ‘Survivor’ on CBS
Taylor Stocker, was raised in Liberty Lake and is now a resident of Post Falls, grew up watching “Survivor.” Now he’s among the millennial contestants in the series’ “millennials vs. …
Thu., July 7, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
CBS broadcaster James Brown wins Rozelle award
CBS broadcaster James Brown won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
Beth Howland, who played Vera on ‘Alice,’ dies at 74
Beth Howland, the actress best known for her role as a ditzy waitress on the 1970s and `80s CBS sitcom “Alice,” has died. She was 74.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
Veteran ‘60 Minutes’ newsman Morley Safer dies at 84
CBS says veteran journalist and “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Morley Safer, CBS News and ‘60 Minutes’ veteran, retiring
NEW YORK – CBS News veteran Morley Safer, who’s been a correspondent on “60 Minutes” for all but two of the show’s 48 seasons, is retiring. The network said Wednesday …
Sat., April 23, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Michelle Obama to appear on May episode of CBS’ ‘NCIS’
Michelle Obama is making a cameo appearance in support of military families on an upcoming episode of the CBS hit drama “NCIS.”
Tue., April 12, 2016, 9:18 p.m.
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.
Sun., March 13, 2016, 11:57 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
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.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
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.
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016, 6:13 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, midnight
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 …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, midnight
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 …
Wed., April 2, 2014, midnight
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 …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014, midnight
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. …
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014, midnight
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 …
Tue., Nov. 19, 2013, midnight
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 …
Tue., April 16, 2013, midnight
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 …
Mon., April 1, 2013, midnight
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 …
Tue., June 7, 2011, midnight
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 …
Wed., Jan. 27, 2010, midnight
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 …
Wed., Sept. 30, 2009, midnight
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 …
Wed., March 4, 2009, midnight
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.