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CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS)
Type Broadcast radio network and
television network
Branding "Only CBS"
Country United States
First air date January 27, 1927 (as United Independent Broadcasters)
Availability United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Latin America, India, Israel, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, and the Caribbean
Founded by (as CBS) William S. Paley
Motto America's Most Watched Network
Slogan We are CBS
Headquarters CBS Building
New York City
Owner Independent (1927–1995)
Westinghouse Electric (renamed CBS Corp. in 1997) (1995–2000)
Viacom (2000–2005)
CBS Corporation (2006–present)
Key people Leslie Moonves, Chairman of CBS,
Nancy Tellem (President of CBS Network Television Entertainment)
Launch date September 18, 1927 (radio)
July 1, 1941 (television)
Former names United Independent Broadcasters (1927)
Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System (1927–1928)
Columbia Broadcasting System (1928–1995 in official usage)
Picture format

480i (16:9 SDTV)

1080i (HDTV)
Callsigns CBS
Callsign meaning Columbia Broadcasting System (former legal name)
Affiliates Lists:
By state or Details
Official website

CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS) (full name: Columbia Broadcasting System) is an United States television network. Along with ABC, NBC and FOX, it is one of the country's four major television networks.


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