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CBS chief says network could go all-Internet if Aereo wins

Les Moonves ratchets up the rhetoric around Aereo's Supreme Court case, building on past comments about moving programming to cable. CBS, he says now, could go "over the top."

By March 11, 2014


CBS CEO hints Amazon spent $9.1M for 'Under the Dome'

Les Moonves suggests Amazon paid $700,000 per episode to his broadcast network for the right to stream the Stephen King sci-fi drama four days after broadcast, a first-of-its-kind deal.

By December 10, 2013


CBS head calls Time Warner digital rights offer 'egregious'

Les Moonves, CEO of CBS, says Time Warner Cable is asking the broadcaster to either give it digital programming for free or inhibit licensing deals with the likes of Amazon.

By August 6, 2013


CBS chief dismisses Aereo as 'more wind than reality'

Les Moonves, whose CBS network is among those suing Aereo, shrugs off the online streaming service for over-the-air broadcasts.

By July 31, 2013


CBS chief: Time Warner face-off is 'a crucial struggle'

After both sides trade barbs in ad campaigns, CBS's Les Moonves says the dispute has escalated in recent days and the threat of Time Warner dropping stations is real, according to an internal email memo.

By July 23, 2013


CBS joins Fox in considering subscription-only model

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves applauds News Corp. exec's comments, telling The New York Times that the network is considering cutting its over-the-air signal in the New York area.

By April 9, 2013


Steve Jobs asked CBS to join subscription video service

CBS chief Les Moonves confirms Apple was trying to sell Hollywood on the idea of a subscription video service. Don't expect it anytime soon.

By March 11, 2012


The 404 throwback: Episode 475, November 25, 2009

Here's another throwback episode of The 404 Podcast from way back on the day before Thanksgiving. NDC and Tim Geisenheimer step in to help us thank Mr. Moonves for signing our pay checks!

By December 22, 2011


Amazon keeps 'Under the Dome' under its umbrella

Its Prime Instant Video service again will exclusively stream episodes of the CBS summer sci-fi hit just four days after they air during its second season, as it did for the first.

By September 12, 2013


Bethesda opens Australian office

ZeniMax Australia will oversee local sales, marketing and distribution for gaming titles from the publisher.

By October 2, 2013