CBS Paramount Domestic Television
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CBS Paramount Domestic Television (CPDT) was an American television distribution company/production that was formed on January 17, 2006 and owned by CBS Corporation, which existed mainly as an interim transition company shortly after the split of the original Viacom into the current Viacom and CBS Corporation, where CBS took the majority of Viacom's broadcast television assets, including Paramount Television.
|Fate||Merged with King World to form CBS Television Distribution|
|Successor||CBS Television Distribution (2007–present)|
The company distributed television series from Desilu Productions, Paramount Television, Viacom Productions, Republic Pictures Television, Big Ticket Television, CBS Productions (pre-1982 series), Spelling Television, Rysher Entertainment (and its predecessor Bing Crosby Productions) DreamWorks Television (after Viacom acquired DreamWorks), Group W Productions, its own series, and the film libraries from Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks (distributed in association with Tribune Entertainment), Republic Pictures and CBS Films.
On September 4, 2006, CBS Corporation announced that King World and CBS Paramount Television's broadcast syndication operations would be combined to form CBS Television Distribution. Roger King was announced as the CEO of the new group. However, he died on December 8, 2007, after suffering a stroke the previous day. Paul Franklin currently serves as President of CTD.