December 8, 2014 |
Dish Network subscribers again have access to programming such as the Late Show with David Letterman, as Dish and CBS announced an agreement Saturday that will restore access to CBS3 (KYW-TV). Dish Network Corp. and CBS Corp. said they would not disclose financial terms of the multiyear deal for Dish to carry CBS-owned stations, CBS Sports Network, Smithsonian Channel, TVGN, and Showtime Networks. The Philadelphia-area CBS affiliate was one of more than two dozen stations across the country blacked out Friday during an impasse over the CBS Sports Network, Dish said in a statement Friday night.
November 19, 2014 |
H OWARD RUBIN is suing CBS3 for defamation after the station ran a report saying that he molested an underage boy at the charter school where he was employed as a guard. Rubin previously acted as a security guard for various hip-hop stars, including the Notorious B.I.G ., Junior M.A.F.I.A and Lil' Kim . According to the suit, filed Sept. 29, anchor Chris May reported that Rubin was fired "over accusations of child sexual abuse" of an underage male student at Multi-Cultural Academy Charter School.
November 18, 2014 |
THE HONCHOS at CBS3 might want to get their checkbook out. It seems that back on Sept. 29, station anchorman Chris May looked into the teleprompter and reported that a school police supervisor at a city charter school was fired over allegations that he sexually abused a boy. "Howard Rubin is the suspect," May intoned, as Rubin's picture flashed on the screen. "He is accused in the sexual abuse of an underage male student. " Now, here's why CBS3's story may cost the station big bucks in a lawsuit filed Friday: Rubin not only was not fired, but he also has not been accused of, nor arrested for, sexually abusing anyone.
November 6, 2014 |
WELCOME to Justin Finch , who joined CBS3 as a reporter yesterday. Finch, an Atlanta native, comes to Philly from NBC's Miami affiliate. Finch has quite the pedigree, including a degree from Cornell and a masters in journalism from Columbia University. Iglesias supports Alex Enrique Iglesias is making lemonade out of lemons. The Latino superstar will support local nonprofit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation on his upcoming tour, donating a portion of proceeds of pre-sale tickets to the organization through Nov. 6. He is also setting aside tickets for each show for Alex's Lemonade Stand families.
October 18, 2014 |
CBS Corp. launched a $6-a-month streaming service Thursday in Philadelphia and 13 other cities, a day after Time Warner Inc. said it would offer HBO as a stand-alone Internet service in 2015. The CBS service streams local CBS stations and makes available thousands of CBS shows on demand for the monthly subscription. Entertainment companies increasingly are offering online content that can be bought outside the traditional pay-TV bundle, threatening Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers.
September 3, 2014 |
CBS3 TRAFFIC reporter Bob Kelly has left CBS3 after 13 years at the station. In an email to me, Kelly made it clear this was not an expected departure. "It's been an emotional couple of days for sure. I truly expected to finish out my career at CBS, and the incredible outpouring of countless messages and phone calls has reminded me how much I really love doing what I get to do, and in the city I grew up in," Kelly told me in an email, adding that he was blown away by the support he received on Facebook.
August 29, 2014 |
CBS3 REPORTER Elizabeth Hur called it quits on Monday. I heard she decided to leave the station to try something new, which Hur corroborated when I reached her. "Truly, the decision to leave comes from my ambition to grow and my desire to explore new challenges," Hur said, noting that the station tried to work with her until she ultimately decided to leave. Hur, who grew up in Ambler and graduated from Upper Dublin High School before matriculating at NYU, joined CBS3 in 2008.
July 1, 2014 |
* 112 WEDDINGS. 9 tonight, HBO. * UNDER THE DOME. 10 tonight, CBS3. DOCUMENTARY filmmakers tend not to make Michael Bay money, so for years Doug Block ("51 Birch Street," "The Kids Grow Up") supplemented his income by producing cinema verite-style videos for couples getting married. "It's hard to resist getting swept up in it all," Block says in "112 Weddings," which premieres tonight on HBO. "A few weeks later, I send out their videos and I never see them again.
May 16, 2014 |
NEW YORK - CBS is ready for some football. Though still the most-watched network, it's no longer tops among the 18- to 49-year-olds that most advertisers target - unless you don't count sports. Which advertisers might. Enter Thursday-night football, which will launch on CBS Sept. 11 with Pittsburgh-Baltimore, pushing the start of the network's Thursday entertainment lineup to Oct. 30. Fans of "The Big Bang Theory" won't have to wait that long. The hit show will be moved temporarily to 8 p.m. Mondays to lend support to the sophomore sitcom "Mom," at 8:30, before moving back to 8 p.m. Thursdays.