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Old March 29 2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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Paramount's Brad Grey Wants to Build a TV Studio

CEO of Paramount Pictures and a prominent former TV producer himself, is looking to build a new TV division to insulate the studio from the lagging film industry.
Grey acknowledged at a recent company town hall alongside Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman that it would "absolutely" make sense for Paramount to get more involved in TV production, and the executive has been discussing it openly with colleagues.
Sure it could take a couple years but do they want to sell their shows or air them on CBS networks?
Paramount, which declined to comment for this story, is a subsidiary of Viacom, which owns profitable cable networks including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. Yet while rival studios like Warner Bros. and Sony operate both film and television production studios, Paramount does not. For now.
“Their dream is to bring a TV company back,” an individual with knowledge of the studio’s plans said of Paramount executives, who remember when the company produced hits like “Happy Days” and “Taxi,” which drove long-tail revenue for decades. “They haven’t figured out how to do it, but they definitely want do it.”
Maybe with a new Trek series? CBS would have to make a deal with them.
Paramount's Brad Grey Wants to Build a TV Studio: Who Will He Hire to Run It?
March 28, 2013

Of course we would be right back to the topic of the other threads as to
Which CBS owned cable channel?

and the older thread:
Poll: What channel should a new Trek TV series be on?

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