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Company Overview of CBS Interactive Inc.

Company Overview

CBS Interactive Inc., a Web property and online content network company, operates an online content network for information and entertainment. It operates CBS.COM, an online television network; Metacritic for gamers, music, and entertainment fans, with reviews on the games, music, TV, and movies; CHOW that includes videos, reliable recipes, and community discussion on food; and TV.COM, an online destination for TV fans, with episode clips, show guides, and fan-driven discussion boards. The company offers its services in the areas of games, music, news, sports, technology, and international. In addition, it offers advertising services. CBS Interactive Inc. was formerly known as CBS Digital Me...

235 Second Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States

Founded in 2005





Key Executives for CBS Interactive Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 43
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corp and President of CBS Corp
Age: 64
Chief Communications Officer and Senior Executive Vice President
Age: 62
Senior Vice President of Research & Audience Analytics
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

CBS Interactive Inc. Key Developments

CBS News and CBS Interactive Launches CBSN

CBS News and CBS Interactive launched CBSN, the first digital streaming news network that will allow Internet-connected consumers to watch live, anchored news coverage on their connected TV and other devices. At launch, the network is available 24/7 and makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday. CBSN will be available on CBSNews.com and its mobile website, key connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Roku players and Roku TV(TM), and others, as well as the newly launched CBS News app for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows Phone 8/8.1 available through the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store. CBSN will also be available on the CBS News apps for Android and other platforms before the end of the year. The network features a 60-minute format delivering live, updated news content from 9:00 AM - midnight ET every weekday at launch, and it takes advantage of the interactivity of digital platforms through a unique video player and on-screen interface. It gives viewers the full flexibility within each hour to control what they watch and when they watch it via DVR-like functionality that allows them to watch previous segments and jump back into live programming seamlessly and across devices. Features of the network will include: Live, anchored coverage from 9:00 AM - midnight ET every weekday; Simulcasts of CBS News special reports for breaking news; Additional content from a range of CBS sources including CBS News, CBS affiliate stations, CNET, CBSSports.com, Entertainment Tonight and more; Accessibility across key connected TV devices including Amazon Fire TV, Roku players, Roku TV(TM) and others, as well as additional core CBS News digital platforms including CBSNews.com, its mobile website and the newly launched CBS News app for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows Phone 8/8.1 available through the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store. CBSN will also be available on the CBS News apps for Android and other platforms before the end of the year. Personal choice and control through DVR-like functionality that enable viewers to watch the segments they're interested in or tune into the live programming seamlessly; The ability to share content from the experience via social media accounts with compatible devices; and the opportunity for advertisers to reach engaged news consumers with custom ad integrations. CBS News, a pioneer in broadcast journalism since the earliest days of radio and television, is utilizing its newsgathering and reporting to redefine it for the digital age. CBSN offers original, up-to-the-minute coverage of national and global stories with dynamic on-demand video content, including video from CBS News' extensive archives to add context and perspective. Viewers will have immediate access to breaking news reports, feature stories and interviews from among the most experienced teams in video journalism.

CBS Names Christine Castro as New Senior Vice President of Communications for CBS Interactive

CBS Corporation has named Christine Castro as the new senior vice president of communications for CBS Interactive. Castro will hold the top communications post at CBS Interactive, reporting directly to Jim Lanzone, President and CEO of CBS Interactive and Gil Schwartz, Senior Executive vice president and Chief Communications Officer of CBS Corporation. She begins in February. In this position, Castro will oversee all global external and internal communications and public relations efforts for CBS Interactive and its portfolio of digital brands, including CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, CNET, GameSpot, TV.com, among many others. She will work closely with the general managers of each property to plan public relations and communications strategies in support of their business objectives. At the same time, Castro will work with CBS Interactive management and CBS Communications leadership across the Corporation to communicate the division's ongoing initiatives and build the value of the brand across its many constituencies in the public, the media and the investment community.

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