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CBS Interactive Gets Into the eSports Game

CBS Interactive (CBSi), the online information and entertainment division of CBS, announced today that it will be jumping into live gaming and eSports through two new partnerships with Major League Gaming (MLG) and TwitchTV. MLG is the largest competitive eSports …

Google And Hulu Top Video Properties In February

U.S. Internet users watched 28.1 billion videos in February, with Google sites leading the way as the top video property wit 11.9 billion videos, accounting for 42.5 percent of all videos viewed online, according to the latest report from comScore.

CBS Interactive Posts Solid June Traffic Increases

June seems to have been kind to CBS Interactive, as the media corporation released some encouraging numbers from Nielsen this afternoon.  More than half a dozen properties posted some very impressive growth statistics.

Yahoo Sacks The NFL With A Lawsuit

Yahoo is suing the NFL Players Association, arguing that it should not have to pay additional royalties to use player’s statistics and images in its fantasy football games because the information is publicly available.

Yahoo filed the suit June 1 in federal court in Minneapolis. The company alleges the NFL Players Association threatened to sue it if it did not pay royalties for using the publicly available information.

CBS Interactive Properties Growing Fast

CBS Interactive appears to be in rather great shape.  A report from Nielsen Online documented traffic trends for many of its properties during April, and increases of more than 20 percent were common across the board. 

CBS Introduces Social Viewing Rooms
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CBS Interactive is introducing a new online feature that allows TV viewers to watch CBS shows with their friends and interact with one another while they do so.

The new feature is called Social Viewing Rooms and is available for primetime, daytime, and CBS Classics. Social Viewing Rooms allows TV fans to chat, make comments, and or animate customized virtual objects on the screen.

CBS Partners with Digg on Election Coverage

Now here’s a strange partnership. CBS Interactive has announced a partnership with social bookmarking site Digg for online coverage of the 2008 election. Through the deal, Digg buttons will be added to CBS stories and Digg’s election related headlines will be displayed on CBSNews.com.

StarTrek.com Team Fired; Reorg Cited

Four days after participating in "Star Trek Day" on the Writers Guild of America’s picket lines at Paramount, the StarTrek.com production team received its walking papers from CBS Interactive.

CBS Expands Web Content

CBS television has plans to make its content available on 400 Web sites by the fall, according to executives from the interactive division.

CBS Interactive Adds New Partners

CBS Interactive said today they are partnering with 13 different Web sites in an effort to add more functionality to the CBS Audience Network.