CBS News and Stations
CBS News and Stations (formerly CBS Television Stations) is a division of the CBS Entertainment Group unit of Paramount Global that owns and operates a group of American television stations. As of January 2021[update], Paramount owns 28 stations, broken down as follows: 14 are the core stations of the CBS Television Network; eight are aligned with The CW Television Network, which is co-owned by Paramount Global with Warner Bros. Discovery; five independent stations, and one Start TV affiliate.
|Formerly||Viacom Television Stations Group|
CBS Television Stations
|Predecessor||Paramount Stations Group|
|Founded||1941CBS's owned-and-operated stations division) (as |
May 24, 2000 (current incarnation)
|Adrienne Roark (president)|
|Revenue||$1.6 billion (2014)|
|Parent||CBS Entertainment Group|
The CBS Television Network first broadcast on July 1, 1941, with its initial owned-and-operated station, WCBS-TV (then known as WCBW) in New York City. Other owned-and-operated stations were acquired through an ownership stake or outright purchase instead of being built by the network. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation's purchase of CBS in 1995 then merged the network's owned-and-operated stations with those of Westinghouse Broadcasting (Group W). With the subsequent 2000 merger with Viacom, the CBS-owned stations were combined with Viacom's Paramount Stations Group to form the Viacom Television Stations Group. The group was then renamed CBS Television Stations in 2006.