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CBS and Viacom seeking to merge... again

Discussion in 'General TV' started by CRThell, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. atlnews2

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    She's willing to destroy CBS to get what she wants, isn't she?
     
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    100%. She has no idea what she is doing. She wants CBS and Viacom to merge. Viacom is trash and Les doesn't want it.
     
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    Based on this list, I'd say Paramount Pictures and its content library would be the only part really worth having.
     
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    Don't forget Nickelodeon! Kids' content is tightly controlled, and for good reason.
     
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    I don't blame Moonves one bit he's even built his own streaming services like CBS All Access, CBSN and CBS Sports HQ yet Redstone thinks that CBS (and Moonves) cannot survive unless they remerge with Viacom? Makes absolutely zero sense to me
     
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    I considered saying something about cable channels, but decided to keep it simple for that post.

    That said, I imagine CBS would want some of the cable channels -- Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TV Land, and Paramount Network. BET can (and should) be sold off to a minority owner, while MTV and VH-1 can be packaged either with CMT or BET for sale or just put out of their misery. (Some of their digital "children" should definitely be shut down. What's the point of a channel for music videos when there's YouTube?)
     
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    Does Bob Johnson have the money to buy BET back? Might a consortium with a famous "front" member buy it?

    I really don't know what the fate of MTV might be. It feels like it's the Myspace of TV.
     
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    The new management at MTV is trying to bring back music content to the channel, which is why TRL was revived.
     
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    #71 TSSZNews, May 17, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    Well Sonny...
    At this rate if these Bozo's keep this up...someone just might break a hip.

    Make sure you get me video when the dentures go flying.
     
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    So all this is because of the Redstones?
     
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    Les is doing a great job running CBS. Viacom needs CBS more. CBS doesn't need Viacom to "survive". The board meeting is at 5pmET today
     
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    I'm more interested in how long he'll be out of a job, should that happen.
     
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