or


[12/17/09 - 12:03 PM]
Nancy Tellem Named Senior Advisor to the Ceo for CBS Corporation
Tellem, President of the Network Television Entertainment Group, will transition to a new role with the Company beginning in January.

[via press release from CBS]

NANCY TELLEM NAMED SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE CEO FOR CBS CORPORATION

New Position To Explore Business and Strategic Opportunities - Domestic and Global - Involving Content Partnerships, New Production Models, Developing Technologies and Emerging Media

CBS Corporation President and CEO Leslie Moonves announced today that Nancy Tellem, President of the Network Television Entertainment Group, will transition to a new role with the Company beginning January 2010.

As Senior Advisor to the CEO, Tellem will step back from the day-to-day operations and dedicate her efforts to exploring business and strategic opportunities - both domestic and global - involving content partnerships, new production models, developing technologies and emerging media. In addition to her new responsibilities, she will also continue to oversee CBS's interest in The CW Television Network, which is a 50/50 joint venture with Warner Bros. Entertainment.

"This is a new role in a fast-changing landscape for a very gifted executive," said Moonves. "Nancy has been my friend, colleague and trusted advisor for more than 20 years. She has been instrumental in the growth and success of CBS's television business, helping to lead our network entertainment and television studio operations to great heights. She has been looking for a new challenge and is very passionate about this transformative time in our business. Nancy has great experience, business acumen and intellect in all of these evolving areas, and importantly, she knows first-hand all of the resources and talent that we have in this Company to make the most of these opportunities."

"Leslie has been an extraordinary boss, mentor and friend," said Tellem. "I share his belief that great content companies such as CBS are well-positioned to capitalize on the developing business models and emerging technologies that will be part of the new television landscape. I'm ready to embrace this new challenge, to step away from the desk, look toward the future and help the company explore its many opportunities. The timing for this transition couldn't be better," added Tellem. "The network and the studio are both in great positions of strength with outstanding programming and exceptional leaders in Nina Tassler, David Stapf and Debby Barak."

Moonves said the operations at the network and the television production studio will continue under the leadership of Nina Tassler, President of CBS Entertainment, and David Stapf, President of CBS Television Studios.

As President of the CBS Network Television Entertainment Group, Tellem has overseen CBS's entertainment operations during a period of great success. The network has been number one in primetime for six of the past seven years and the studio has grown into one of the top suppliers of primetime programming with 25 series ordered for the 2009/10 season, including many of the top rated shows on television.

Before CBS established a formal Interactive division, Tellem played an important role in the Company's early efforts to expand its content across emerging platforms, including CBS.com, and leading CBS's entry into the mobile arena. She has also shepherded the recent wave of new digital rights agreements with program suppliers to increase the distribution of CBS content in the digital space.

Tellem joined CBS in July 1997 as Executive Vice President of Business Affairs for CBS Entertainment as well as head of CBS Productions. One year later, she was promoted to President of CBS Entertainment, where she was involved with the development and launch of programs such as "Survivor," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "The Amazing Race" and "Two and a Half Men."

Prior to CBS, Tellem was Executive Vice President, Business and Financial Affairs for Warner Bros. Television, playing an instrumental role in maintaining the studios dominance as the industry's leading supplier of series to the networks.

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) 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 The CW - a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), cable television (Showtime Networks and CBS College Sports Network), local television (CBS Television Stations), television production and syndication (CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), radio (CBS Radio), advertising on out-of-home media (CBS Outdoor), publishing (Simon & Schuster), interactive media (CBS Interactive), music (CBS Records), licensing and merchandising (CBS Consumer Products), video/DVD (CBS Home Entertainment) and motion pictures (CBS Films). For more information, log on to https://webmail.cbs.com/kjorgensen/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/OLK15E/www.cbscorporation.com.





  [december 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/28/16 - 02:03 PM]
VH1 and Freeform Acquire All Five Seasons of "The Mindy Project" from NBCUniversal's Universal Television
The show will begin airing on both networks in October and episodes will also be available on the VH1 and Freeform apps.

[09/28/16 - 02:02 PM]
Universal Cable Productions Signs Development Deal with Alfred Hitchcock Estate
"Welcome to Hitchcock" is a new original anthology series will focus on a single season-long mystery or crime in the spirit of the classic Hitchcock style and legacy.

[09/28/16 - 02:00 PM]
"You're the Worst" Picked Up for Fourth Season on FXX
"Expertly written, brilliantly acted, 'You're the Worst' continues to be hilarious and excellent," said Eric Schrier.

[09/28/16 - 01:03 PM]
Bravo Media Serves Up a Double Dose of Sass as "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Married to Medicine" Return on Sunday, November 6
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams and Shereè Whitfield are all due back on the former series.

[09/28/16 - 12:36 PM]
"The Durrells in Corfu," Premieres 10/16 on "Masterpiece" on PBS
Keeley Hawes stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary 1930's England to a sun-dappled Greek island with her four recalcitrant children.

[09/28/16 - 12:10 PM]
Young-at-Heart Seniors Take Center Stage as NBC Orders "Little Big Shots: Forever Young" to Series
The comedy/variety series, from Warner Horizon Television, will be executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, who will also host.

[09/28/16 - 12:01 PM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan directing, the series is based on the 1973 film "Westworld," written by Michael Crichton.

[09/28/16 - 12:00 PM]
Starz App Launches on Xbox One
Its intuitive content discovery design and navigation offers ease of use and a compelling user experience, regardless of how the consumer purchased a subscription to Starz.

[09/28/16 - 10:20 AM]
OWN Delivers Its Highest-Rated, Most-Watched and Highest-Ranked Quarter in Network History
OWN spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/28/16 - 09:56 AM]
Celebrate National Coffee Day on Thursday, September 29th with Crackle's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee"
Crackle's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" with Jerry Seinfeld, recently wrapped up its eighth season and received a Primetime Emmy(R) nomination this year for Outstanding Variety Talk Series.

[09/28/16 - 09:31 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with "The Voice," "This Is Us"
The newcomer posts big gains from the Peacock's audience a year ago.

[09/28/16 - 09:24 AM]
Velocity's "Bitchin' Rides" Returns with Custom Car Guru Dave Kindig Creating Head Turning, Award-Winning Cars
The series returns for season three on Tuesday, October 11 with special back-to-back episodes at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/28/16 - 09:19 AM]
ESPN to Exclusively Televise the 2016 MLB National League Wild Card Game
Entering competition on September 28, the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants currently hold the first and second NL Wild Card spots, respectively.

[09/28/16 - 09:06 AM]
History(R) Honors Veterans Day with Special Marathon Event of the New Original Series, "The Warfighters"
The marathon event will be hosted by executive producer Peter Berg and veteran Special Forces Green Beret Bert Kuntz.

[09/28/16 - 09:04 AM]
"nugs.net Live Stash" Premieres on MTV Live This Sunday Night
The Live Stash debuts with jam-tronica giants The Disco Biscuits this Sunday, followed by Widespread Panic at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre next week.