CBS exec: no current talks with Apple a few TV service

CBS exec: no recent talks with Apple about a TV service

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Since Apple itself does not have a lot to say about its lengthy-rumored TV service, we’re pressured to search for alerts elsewhere. In feedback revealed simply earlier than CBS introduced its earnings at present, exec Les Moonves as soon as once more crammed within the hole. Following earlier feedback that he believes the service is on maintain, Moonves advised CNN Cash that “we’ve not had current conversations with them.” That would imply any potential debut is even additional off than we thought, though it does not appear to be hurting CBS any. CBS reported (PDF) its highest ever income for the fourth quarter, whereas claiming income from retransmission agreements is over $1 billion now, and will probably be at $2 billion by 2020. In line with the exec, “one thing like forty %” of income his firm is getting, did not exist 5 years in the past.

Its current broadcast of the Tremendous Bowl was the third highest rated program ever, and notched three.ninety six million viewers on-line. The report did not reveal any numbers for its streaming Showtime, CBSN or CBS All Entry providers, however stated it is attracting youthful viewers, and that the corporate might launch extra unique content material like its already-introduced new Star Trek collection. The incomes name is at present in progress, if some other particulars are talked about then we’ll replace this publish.

Moonves: “We at the moment are taking a look at the potential of using @CBSTVStudios to create further unique programming for All Entry” $CBS

— Dana McClintock (@Dana_McClintock) February eleven, 2016