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CBS Joins OpenAP Advertising Consortium

Viacom, which last week closed its merger with CBS, had been a founding member of OpenAP, which also counts Fox, NBCUniversal and Univision as members. In October, OpenAP launched what it says is the only platform delivering cross-publisher, cross-platform campaigns for both linear TV and long-form digital video across the largest collection of premium U.S. ad inventory. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RKy5zY [photo: OpenAP]

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Nickelodeon Content Coming to CBS All Access

The subscription video platform is adding children’s programming from Viacom-backed Nickelodeon in one of the first moves ahead of the media titans’ Dec. 4 merger. The news was announced Monday, the same day that kids programming from Boat Rocker Studios (Danger Mouse) and WildBrain (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) began streaming on CBS All Access. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/LFKyOt [photo: Nickelodeon]

STAR TREK: PICARD Trailer Sees Jean-Luc and Riker Reunite

[The] part that will have Trek fans all emotional is the reunion between Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes), his wife Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) and their former Captain. It looks like these guys have retired from Starfleet, and we hear a young man call Riker “dad.” So the Rikers seemed to get their happily ever after and started a family… – Eric Diaz, Nerdist » https://nerdi.st/30SHrB7 [photo: CBS All Access]

Author Walter Mosley Quits ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ After Using N-Word in Writers’ Room

Mosley went on to explain that the individual in HR said that while he was free to use that word in a script, he “could not say it.” Mosley then clarified, “I hadn’t called anyone it. I just told a story about a cop who explained to me, on the streets of Los Angeles, that he stopped all n—ers in paddy neighborhoods and all paddies in n—er neighborhoods, because they were usually up to no good. I was telling a true story as I remembered it.” – Lesley Goldberg & Evan Real, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/310pL7C

Viacom And CBS Create Integration Office, Announce Overseers Of Merger Process

In addition, the companies are forming an Integration Management Office (IMO). News of the IMO, the executive appointments and the hiring of Bain & Company as a merger consultant came via an internal memo to employees from Bob Bakish. Currently Viacom CEO, Bakish will soon be head of ViacomCBS. The $30 billion, all-stock transaction is expected to close by the end of 2019. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCNsdy [photo: Viacom/CBS]

CBS Stock Jumps At Opening Bell, Viacom Sinks As Merger Deal Nears Close

The boards of both companies worked through the weekend to hammer out terms of their long-expected reunion, with the amount of stock being exchanged between the companies remaining the main sticking point. The companies earlier had reached significant clarity about the management structure, agreeing that current Viacom CEO Bob Bakish would run the combined company, with acting CBS chief Joe Ianniello in a top role. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RB5jLV
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