or


[05/04/06 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Corporation Launches "Innertube" -- a New Broadband Entertainment Channel

[via press release from CBS]

CBS CORPORATION LAUNCHES "INNERTUBE" -- A NEW BROADBAND ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL

Advertiser-Supported Channel To Offer Free, Original Entertainment Programming Expressly For Internet Users

New Content Distribution Vehicle to Draw Upon the Creative Resources and Program Brands from CBS, CBS Paramount Television, King World and Showtime

CBS Corporation today announced the launch of "innertube," a new, advertising-supported broadband channel offering a wide range of free entertainment programming to Internet users.

Premiering today, innertube will launch with a line-up of original series produced expressly for the Internet, as well as new shows that are companions to popular CBS brands. The genres for the original Internet programs will range from reality to musical performance, from entertainment magazine style to talk format, and from sketch comedy to animation.

The formation of innertube creates a new distribution channel for original material and CBS Corporation content on the Internet with programming drawn from the vast creative resources at the company's entertainment programming divisions, including CBS Entertainment, King World, CBS Paramount Network Television, CBS Paramount Domestic Television and Showtime.

In the coming months, innertube will also become a distribution outlet for streaming encore episodes from CBS's prime time line-up and for webcasts of content from CBS Corporation's vast library of 2,600 titles and 100,000 hours of television programming. It will also become an alternative programming option for series broadcast on the Network that didn't reach a mass audience, but have a loyal, passionate following that lends itself to Internet appeal.

"Our company possesses some of the world's finest entertainment programming assets and brands, and we will continue on a strategic course to find as many distribution channels and new revenue streams for them as possible," said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation. "With this broadband channel, we've essentially bypassed cable and created a general entertainment outlet utilizing existing creative and content resources."

"Innertube represents CBS Corporation's latest effort to capitalize on advertising, programming and promotional opportunities within the emerging digital world," said Larry Kramer, President, CBS Digital Media. "With Internet programming destinations now in place for news (CBSnews.com), entertainment (CBS.com) and sports (CBSSportsLine.com), CBS is at the forefront of extending our programming brands to new audiences, delivering new forms of exciting content to the consumer and creating new platforms for advertisers."

"This online channel presents exciting creative possibilities and great business opportunities for CBS," said Nancy Tellem, President, CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group. "Creatively, we want this platform to be a content playground where new talent and ideas are discovered, and proven talent can bring their passion projects -- whether complementary or different to what's on the Network. And, on the business side, the innertube programming that is connected to the Network will help create more touch points for audiences with CBS programming brands and more opportunities for advertisers to engage with our shows."

Innertube, which can be accessed from the home page of CBS.com, will initially stream three shows daily. One new program will be posted on the channel each day, Monday through Friday, making at least five new offerings on the site throughout the week. Programming will be archived and can be accessed at any time with innertube's browse function.

The slate of original programming to premiere on innertube this month will include:

� GREEK TO CHIC, a college-based makeover reality series;

� BBQ BILL, a scripted sketch-comedy series starring Rick Najera ("In Living Color," "Mad TV");

� ANIMATE THIS!, in which celebrities narrate humorous events from their personal lives that are brought to life through animation;

� Pearl Jam's exclusive "Live On Letterman" webcast concert will broadcast live on CBS.com on May 4 after their appearance on the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, and will then re-stream on innertube that weekend;

� BEYOND SURVIVOR, a behind-the-scenes look at how CBS's SURVIVOR is produced, including how producers come up with the weekly participant challenges; and

� Existing CBS.com fan-favorite talk-show SURVIVOR LIVE will continue to stream live on CBS.com and be re-streamed on innertube the following day.

Additionally, several all-new original series are scheduled to debut on CBS's innertube during the summer. They include:

� INTURN, in which a group of young hopefuls live together while going through "soap opera boot camp" with the ultimate goal of being cast on the CBS Daytime hit AS THE WORLD TURNS;

� THE GREEN ROOM, an entertainment magazine show that takes a somewhat irreverent look at CBS programming;

� HOOK ME UP, a unique twist on the online-dating world;

� SHOWTIME SHORTS, a selection of quirky and comedic independent short films that aired on Showtime's pay cable service;

� Repurposed episodes of FIRE ME� PLEASE, a hidden-camera reality series that first aired on CBS;

� THE BEST OF HOUSE CALLS, featuring highlights from CBS.com's "House Calls," the Internet talk show about BIG BROTHER, which will help viewers get re-acquainted with their favorite villains and sweethearts before this summer's BIG BROTHER: ALL STARS (working title) on CBS; and

� All new, original episodes of the CBS.com talk show HOUSE CALLS, which will continue to stream live on CBS.com and then re-stream on innertube the following day, five days a week.

CBS's innertube is an advertising-supported channel and the programming is offered for free to its Internet users. The national advertisers supporting shows on innertube include Brinkmann Corporation, Cadbury Schweppes, Chili's, Pier 1 Imports and Verizon SuperPages.com.

CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. The Company, through its many and varied operations, combines broad reach with well-positioned local businesses, all of which provide it with an extensive distribution network by which it serves audiences and advertisers in all 50 states and key international markets. It has operations in virtually every field of media and entertainment, including broadcast television (CBS and UPN), cable television (Showtime and CSTV Networks), local television (CBS Television Stations), television production and syndication (CBS Paramount Television and King World), radio (CBS Radio), advertising on out-of-home media (CBS Outdoor), publishing (Simon & Schuster), theme parks (Paramount Parks), digital media (CBS Digital Media Group and CSTV Networks) and consumer products (CBS Consumer Products). For more information, log on to www.cbscorporation.com.





  [may 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BIG BROTHER (CBS)
· FIRE ME, PLEASE (CBS)
· SURVIVOR (CBS)









[11/24/14 - 01:00 PM]
Live Like "Empire's" Lucious Lyon by Entering FOX's "Run 'Empire' for a Day" Sweepstakes at FOX.Com/EmpireSweepstakes
The lucky sweepstakes winner, along with an entourage of his/her five closest friends, will be awarded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel in style to Los Angeles, where they will receive the ultimate star treatment.

[11/24/14 - 12:50 PM]
Miley Cyrus, Channing Tatum and Additional Talent Added to "FOX's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular" Airing Thanksgiving Night on FOX
Kaley Cuoco, Queen Latifah, Gavin DeGraw, Wayne Brady and Roselyn Sanchez are also on tap for the two-hour special.

[11/24/14 - 12:31 PM]
SEC Network to Simulcast Iron Bowl with Finebaum Viewing Option; Airs SEC Nation live from the Egg Bowl
Both the Iron Bowl (No. 14 Auburn at No. 1 Alabama) and the Egg Bowl (No. 4 Mississippi State at No. 8 Ole Miss) match a Top 15 team facing an in-state rival currently ranked in the Top Four of the College Football Playoff Rankings.

[11/24/14 - 12:30 PM]
Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch and Kelly Reilly Join Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in HBO's "True Detective"
The eight-episode hour-long drama has begun production in California.

[11/24/14 - 12:22 PM]
Get Cozy This December with Three Returning Original Series on The Weather Channel
"Prospectors" and "Highway Thru Hell" return Sunday, December 7 while "Why Planes Crash" is due back on Monday, December 15.

[11/24/14 - 12:22 PM]
Showtime(R) to Marathon Current Seasons of Hit Series "Homeland" and "The Affair" Over Thanksgiving Weekend
Both series return with new episodes on Sunday, December 7 starting at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/24/14 - 12:05 PM]
David Dobkin Will Direct "Badlands" (WT) for AMC
Plus: Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark have joined the cast as series regulars.

[11/24/14 - 12:03 PM]
"Regarding Susan Sontag," An Illuminating Portrait of the Provocative 20th-Century Thinker, Debuts Dec. 8 on HBO
A complex person, Sontag fiercely guarded her privacy, despite her boldness in the literary world.

[11/24/14 - 11:51 AM]
MTV Is Crossing Over This Tuesday with the "'Girl Code' to 'Awkward' and 'Faking It'" Special Airing Tuesday, November 25 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
"Awkward" season five and the second half of "Faking It" season two will return in 2015.

[11/24/14 - 11:46 AM]
Investigation Discovery Reveals Who Is "Most Evil" with Leading Forensic Psychologist Dr. Kris Mohandie -- On Sunday, December 7
In its new format, hosted by leading clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Kris Mohandie, the series shines a klieg light on a killer's motive, method and thought process.

[11/24/14 - 11:38 AM]
Tony Bennett, Kate Micucci and Beau Bridges Guest Star in New Nickelodeon Holiday Specials
Bennett and Micucci will both appear in "Wallykazam!" while Beau Bridges is set to turn up in "Bubble Guppies."

[11/24/14 - 11:32 AM]
Acclaimed Pastor and Spiritual Leader Rob Bell Tackles Life's Big Questions in an All-New Primetime Special "The Rob Bell Show" Premiering Sunday, December 21 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
Airing prior at 7 p.m. ET/PT is "Super Soul Sunday: Soul-to-Soul," a special edition of the popular two-time Emmy award-winning OWN series that will feature best-of moments.

[11/24/14 - 11:25 AM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Date for "Nick Offerman: American Ham"
Nick's master class in life, love, woodworking, meat eating and being a man will be available on Friday, December 12.

[11/24/14 - 11:17 AM]
L+7 Lifts "The Big Bang Theory" Past "Sunday Night Football" As the #1 Program in Viewers, A18-49 and Adults 25-54 in Week Seven
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of November 3-9.

[11/24/14 - 10:33 AM]
Steven Weber Swoops Into "House of Lies"
He'll guest as Ray Montinola, a turnaround specialist who jumps in to assist Marty and the Pod, but Marty has different ideas for the so-called savior.