CBS Relaunches Online Video Site

13 January 2009

NEW YORK: CBS has relaunched its online video website, which now features its own content plus offerings from PBS, Sony, Endemol and MGM. Leslie Moonves, the CBS ceo, says the move could "blow it up into a very significant presence."

As well as offering CBS shows for download,, which relaunched yesterday (Monday), will contain programs from its pay-TV arm Showtime.

The company acquired as part of its $1.8 billion (€1.3bn; £1.2bn) acquisition of CNET Networks in 2008, but it had previously only offered video clips, interviews and programme information.

Says Moonves: "One of the things that was exciting to us about CNET was that they had, which has 16.5 million unique users before it got any content from CBS.

"We will have content from a number of providers and believe could become the ultimate TV destination online."

Data sourced from Financial Times; additional content by WARC staff