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Bret Michaels Settles Suit with CBS Over Injury

Bret Michaels, lead singer of the 80′s hair metal band “Poison”, has settled a lawsuit against CBS and the Tonys after a stage set piece struck him on the head. The injury, he claims, later resulted in a severe brain …

CBS Picks Up Sitcom Based On Groupon

Social media has been trying to put it’s foot in the television door. It started with a William Shatner sitcom titled “$#*! My Dad Says,” but it got cancelled after 18 episodes. Then it was thought that a TV show …

Netflix May Bring Jericho Back From The Dead Netflix May Bring Jericho Back From The Dead
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Fans of the post-apocalyptic CBS series Jericho, ready your peanuts – or put down your peanuts. Something involving peanuts. Netflix has apparently approached CBS about brining the cult-favorite to their camp – for some new episodes. And CBS is reportedly …

Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray in July

CBS this week announced the release date for the Blu-ray edition of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. A six-disc Blu-ray set will be released on July 24. The show has been remastered from original film elements …

FCC Wants Supreme Court To Hear Super Bowl Nip Slip Case

We were all there. That moment in the 2004 Super Bowl when Janet Jackson gave live television a look at what many a man dreams about at night. It was a national scandal. How dare they allow such a thing …

“2 Broke Girls” Gets Harsh Parody Trailer (NSFW)

Chances are you’ve either seen or have heard of the CBS comedy “2 Broke Girls”. Basically it’s the story of two friends who are trying to make enough money to realize their dreams. Below is the official synopsis of the …

Follow or “Like” March Madness Live Follow or “Like” March Madness Live

Tired of flipping back and forth between channels during the early rounds of the tournament, trying to catch your favorite game? Tired of not getting to see the full game, because CBS isn’t covering it? Tired off missing out on …

CBS Will Charge Fans For March Madness Online Access CBS Will Charge Fans For March Madness Online Access
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March Madness is looming o’er the heads of college basketball fans so it’s time to begin strategerizing how to watch as much of the NCAA tournament as possible. At least in the beginning of the Madness, many games will be …

CBS Sports Opens Fantasy Sports Service To Third Party Developers CBS Sports Opens Fantasy Sports Service To Third Party Developers

CBS Sports has announced that they are opening their popular fantasy sports service to third party developers. The new Fantasy Platform will be the first of its kind. The platform will host apps from a variety of developers who will …

Andy Rooney Retiring: Here Are Some Greatest Hits Andy Rooney Retiring: Here Are Some Greatest Hits
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On Tuesday, CBS announced that the legendary Andy Rooney would be making his last regular appearance on 60 Minutes this upcoming Sunday. Rooney, who is now 92, has spent 33 years with the venerable newsmagazine. Rooney has held the time …

Who is Responsible for Illegal P2P Downloading? Who is Responsible for Illegal P2P Downloading?
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Don’t hate the player, don’t hate the game – hate the messenger? In the latest round of who-can-we-sue, disgruntled “victims” of file sharing have taken aim at CBS’s CNET, specifically their software downloading site cnet.download.com. Entrepreneur, FilmOn Founder and “eccentric …

Katie Couric Plans May or May Not Include CBS
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There’s a lot of discussion going on about the future of CBS News anchor Katie Couric. It’s been widely reported that she will be stepping out of her current role, but what comes next is still in question, and Couric …

CBS Acquires Clicker.com

CBS said today it has acquired online television guide Clicker.com and named co-founder and CEO Jim Lanzone President of CBS Interactive. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. In his new role, Lanzone will manage all of CBS Interactive’s operations …

NCAA March Madness To Stream Free Online
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The NCAA said today along with its broadcast partners CBS Sports and Turner Sports, that it will make every March Madness basketball game available for free online as as well as on iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.

Last year, the NCAA March Madness was available as a paid app for iPhone and iPod touch. Also available this year are free streams of the tournament outside of the U.S.

 

Analyst Estimate: CBS Deal Cost Netflix $200 Million

The combined value of The Andy Griffith Show, Cheers, Frasier, every Star Trek series, The Twilight Zone, and Twin Peaks is in many ways incalculable.  They’re some of the greatest series ever made.  But if anyone was wondering, the cost of yesterday’s Netflix-CBS deal was probably in the neighborhood of $200 million, according to a new estimate.

Netflix and CBS Strike Content Streaming Deal
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Netflix announced a new deal with CBS that will allow it to stream CBS content for two years (non-exclusively). The deals enables Netflix to stream select TV shows like Medium, Flashpoint, Frasier, and Cheers.

Other shows included in the deal are: Family Ties, the original Hawaii Five-O, Star Trek, Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone, and The Andy Griffith Show. 

Fox Jumps On The “Block Google TV” Bandwagon Fox Jumps On The “Block Google TV” Bandwagon
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Much like its competitors (ABC, CBS, and NBC) Fox has decided to block Google TV from accessing its website to stream video content. Currently if you go to any of the networks website you’re met with an error message that …

Watch the Election Results on YouTube

You can watch the elections on YouTube tonight if that is your preferred video hub or if you’re not near a television (though you can still watch them there from your TV if it’s connected). At 9PM, the CBS YouTube channel will stream the results live. 

ABC, NBC, CBS Block Content from Viewers Using Google TV
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Not only is Hulu being blocked on Google TV, but so is the content at network sites like ABC, NBC, and CBS. Essentially, the TV stations are just blocking people from watching their content on the web (via their own sites). I’m having a hard time figuring out why this makes sense for a variety of reasons. 

First of all, Google TV is simply providing a web browser for users to access web content on their TVs. With regard to the content, it’s no different than if you were to hook up your computer to your TV and go to these stations’ sites. 

CBS President Expresses Interest In Hulu Plus
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Although there are no guarantees, the president and CEO of CBS has indicated that he might finally allow some of his network’s content to be shown by Hulu.  The interesting catch: it’s actually the premium service Hulu Plus with which Leslie Moonves wants to deal.

Hulu Users Watched 1 Billion Videos In March
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More than 180 million U.S. Internet users watched online video in March, according to the latest research from comScore.

YouTube delivered video to more than 135 million viewers during the month, reaching 3out of every 4 online video viewers at an average of 96 videos per viewer.

Internet users watched a total of 31.2 billion videos in March, with Google sites ranking as the top video property with 13.1 billion videos, representing 41.8 percent of all videos viewed online.