Les Moonves - The Weinstein Company & Netflix 2016 Golden Globe After Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Golden Globe - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th January 2016
Les Moonves - The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2015 Fall TV Preview - 'CSI' Farewell Salute at The Paley Center for Media at Paley Center for Media - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 16th September 2015
Julie Chen , Les Moonves - Celebrities attend the CBS, The CW, and Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center. at Pacific Design Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th August 2015
NCIS is about to return for its 11th season, but it will be Cote de Pablo's last.
Cote de Pablo's NCIS exit doesn't really concern Mark Harmon. In fact, the top-dog isn't even breaking a sweat, despite commentators labelling the transitional period a bit of a crisis for the CBS crime-drama.
De Pablo's exit came after her eight seasons on the popular show, though it still took CBS bosses - including Les Moonves - by surprise.
Speaking to Latina magazine about her departure, the actress said: "It was not an easy decision, not one taken lightly. I feel like I am leaving my family," she says in the September issue, on newsstands August 13.What I want to say most of all is thank you to the fans and to the people who have been so supportive of me and of the show, who have made the show the great success that it is."
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The two sides in the Time Warner Cable/CBS dispute assessed its consequences on Wednesday, seeming to reconfirm earlier judgments by analysts that CBS was the clear winner and TWC, the loser. Speaking during a conference call with analysts, CBS chief Les Moonves said that the blackout that removed CBS from TWC subscribers' homes for more than a month cost CBS virtually nothing. He said that when the company files its third-quarter earnings statement, investors will see that the dispute resuled in no harm done financially. He then took a swipe at TWC, saying that from a public-relations standpoint, I would think more people were against Time Warner Cable. You know, those are all the people who have the guy show up six hours late for their installation. Time Warner Cable's COO, Rob Marcus, seemed to concede as much when he told media analysts on Wednesday that the dispute definitely had a subscriber impact. It increased disconnects, and we don't Take That lightly.
CBS chief Les Moonves has hit back at demands by some lawmakers for the FCC to step in and create rules that would prevent a repeat of the blackout that recently made CBS programming unavailable to viewers for more than a month as it battled with Time Warner Cable over carriage fees. To get the government involved is by far a really dumb thing, Moonves said in an appearance on CNBC. That is the last thing we want to do. We're in a free market. He then added, Look, we've been involved in hundreds of these negotiations. We have never gone dark for a day until a month ago. ... The last thing that anyone wants on either side is government intervention. Moonves also indicated that he realized that TWC would Cave In as it became apparent that millions of its subscribers would be unable to receive CBS's coverage of the NFL. There's no question but that had a lot to do with our settling, he said. It's not just ironic that we settled six days before the NFL season began. We sort of knew that would happen, and the power of the NFL is great, and yes, the NFL and broadcast is a great partnership.
CBS programming returned to Time Warner Cable systems at 6:00 p.m. Monday night for the first time since a carriage dispute blacked out the network on Aug. 2. The wrangle had prevented CBS programming from being viewed by 3 million TWC subscribers, principally in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but each side claimed victory. In a memo to staff, CBS chief Les Moonves claimed that the new deal would deliver to us all the value and terms that we sought, while TWC chief Glenn Britt said that the cable provider ended up in a much better place than when we started. Most analysts, however, concluded that it had not. CBS is the winner. Content owners always win these negotiations, it's just a matter of how much they won, Moffett Research analyst Craig Moffett told Reuters. They have all the leverage. Consumers don't get mad and trade in their channel when these fights drag on. They go looking for a different satellite or telephone company. Similarly, David Bank, a media analyst for RBC Capital Markets told The New York Times, With the content, especially the N.F.L. and CBS being the No. 1 network in the ratings, you just have to believe they are going to win every time. Morningstar analyst Michael Corty predicted that The Deal will narrow TWC's margins unless the cable provider is able to expand its Internet service substantially.
Spencer Clawson has hit rock bottom, as has Big Brother.
It's time that Big Brother packed its bags and left the television schedules for good. You've been evicted Big Brother - now you must leave.
The fifteenth series has quickly earned the tag of the most controversial season yet and not for any particularly entertaining reason. We've already heard racial and homophobic slurs during the show's 24-hour live feeds and on Monday (August 5, 2013), contestant Spencer Clawson made some comments so idiotic, so appalling that it's becoming increasingly hard to justify putting 20 knuckleheads in a big room, not giving them much to eat or drink and forcing them to vote against each other.
This week, live-feed watchers watched in disgust as Spencer said - and we kid you not. "I like to beat off to child porn. Did I ever tell y'all about that? I love it. Beating off to child porn is my favorite thing there is."
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Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt made a new offer to CBS chief Les Moonves on Monday: Let's remove CBS from the basic-cable lineup and offer it to subscribers on an Ã la carte basis. This way, rather than our debating the point, we would allow customers to decide for themselves how much value they ascribe to CBS programming, Britt wrote in a letter to Moonves. The CBS CEO wasted little time replying to the proposal, firing off a letter to Britt rebuking him for releasing his letter simultaneously to the media, which, he said, made me suspect that the document was not, as I hoped, a sincere offer but rather a public relations gesture of some kind. Sadly, my suspicions were more than justified. Moonves called Britt's proposal a well-wrought distraction. The Ã la carte proposal amounted to grandstanding, Moonves contended, noting that all Time Warner subscribers in Los Angeles are seeing their cable bills increase to cover the costs of TWC's billion-dollar deals for Lakers and Dodgers telecasts whether they watch those telecasts or not.
ig Brother host Julie Chen is preparing to face down houseguest Aaryn Gries when Gries is eliminated as a contestant on the reality series, Chen said during an interview at the Television Critics Association summer tour on Wednesday. My plan is to have an open mind and to try and understand where she is coming from, Chen said. I want our talk to be calm and level-headed. Gries set off a storm of criticism for racial and homophobic remarks to other contestants on the show -- remarks that led to her being fired by a modeling agency. But because the contestants are kept isolated in the Big Brother house, she is presumably unaware of the minefield she will walk into when she is evicted from the Big Brother house. During a conference call with analysts and reporters on Wednesday, CBS chief Les Moonves remarked that he found Gries's comments absolutely appalling. He said that he watches every episode of the series, because if he didn't, my wife would kill me. His wife is show host Julie Chen.
CBS chief Les Moonves, who is facing down Time Warner Cable over retransmission fees, continued to talk tough during a second-quarter earnings call on Wednesday. Receiving fair value for our content is core to who we are, and we will remain resolute in this principle now and in all future negotiations, Moonves told analysts. With stronger-than-expected earnings during the quarter, CBS can apparently afford to take a hit if it is blacked out in areas served by TWC tomorrow at 5 p.m., the latest deadline for a new agreement to be signed. Time Warner is claiming that CBS is demanding a 600-percent increase, a figure that the broadcaster has called laughably inflated. But Moonves in Wednesday did not deny that CBS is demanding a significantly higher fee than it has received in the past. (Some reports have indicated that it is about $2 per month per subscriber.) He who has the most eyeballs should get paid the most, said Moonves. For the quarter, CBS reported net earnings of $472 million on revenue of $3.7 billion. Time Warner Cable also posted solid results for the quarter. Earnings amounted to $497 million, up 6.7 percent from the year-ago period, on revenue of $5.55 billion. In a related development, stations owned by Raycom Media in 36 markets went dark on the DISH network after the collapse of retransmissioin negotiations.
CBS CEO Les Moonves and his wife 'The Talk' host Julie Chen were among red carpet arrivals at the 2012 CBS Upfront Presentation along with Will Arnett, who will appear in the new CBS sitcom 'The Millers', and 'NCIS: Los Angeles' star LL Cool J.
Until now, DISH network's plan to provide DVRs to subscribers that will allow them to skip commercials automatically has received a muted response from network executives. But CBS chief Les Moonves warned today (Wednesday) that his network plans to battle DISH over the DVRs. "They can't just take our signal and change it and put on a black spot where our commercials were," Moonves said during a news conference as he unveiled the network's new fall schedule. DISH's new "Hopper" DVR allows users to bypass commercials without having to use their remotes to do so. Moonves warned that unless DISH disables the devices, he plans to yank CBS programs from the satellite operator. Referring to the chairman of DISH, Moonves asked, "How does Charlie Ergen expect me to produce CSI without ads?"
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