CBS is combining its syndication companies, including King World, CBS Paramount Domestic Television and CBS Paramount International Television into a single unit to be called the CBS Television Distribution Group. The company will be responsible for distributing some of television's most lucrative syndication packages ranging from Oprah to the off-network reruns of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The new operation will be headed by King World's Roger King. In a statement on Tuesday, the company did not indicate whether the old King World or Paramount logos will continue to be used to identify the packages. Indeed, most of the most popular programs syndicated by the new group will not air on CBS-owned or -affiliated stations, raising questions about the use of a CBS logo on those stations. Other programs syndicated by the company include Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Judge Judy, Everybody Loves Raymond, and CSI: Miami.




27/09/2006