CBS Corp was originally incorporated in Delaware on November 10, 1986 under the name Arsenal Holdings, Inc. It is a mass media company. The Company operates businesses within the media and entertainment industries, including the CBS Television Network, cable networks, content production and distribution, television and radio stations, Internet-based businesses, and consumer publishing. The Company operates in four segments that include Entertainment, Cable Networks, Publishing and Local Broadcasting. Entertainment is composed of the CBS Television Network; CBS Television Studios; CBS Global Distribution Group (composed of CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution); CBS Interactive; and CBS Films; Cable Networks is composed of Showtime Networks, which operates the Company's premium subscription program services, Showtime, The Movie Channel, and Flix; CBS Sports Network, the Company's cable network focused on college athletics and other sports; and Smithsonian Networks, a venture between Showtime Networks and Smithsonian Institution, which operates Smithsonian Channel, a basic cable program service. Publishing is composed of Simon & Schuster, which publishes and distributes consumer books under imprints such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner and Atria Books. Local Broadcasting is composed of CBS Television Stations, the Company's 30 owned broadcast television stations; and CBS Radio, through which the Company owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 United States markets. It operates in United Kingdom, Other Europe, Canada, Asia and Other. The Company's businesses operate and have customers worldwide. The Company competes with many different entities and media in various markets worldwide. In addition to competition in each of its businesses, the Company competes for opportunities in the entertainment business with other diversified entertainment companies such as The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Time Warner Inc., Cumulus Media Inc. and iHeartMedia, Inc. The Company creates, owns, distributes and exploits under licenses intellectual property worldwide. The following logos, trade names, trademarks and related trademark families are among those strongly identified with the product lines the Company represent and are assets of the Company: CBS, CBS Entertainment, CBS News, CBS Sports, CBSSports.com, CBS All AccessTM CNET, CBS Radio, Showtime, Showtime Anytime, The Movie Channel, Flix, CBS Films, CBS Audience Network, TV.com, Last.fm, MetroLyrics, CSI:, NCIS, Entertainment Tonight, Star Trek, Simon & Schuster, CBS Sports Network, CBS Interactive and all the call letters for the Company's television and radio stations. The Company's businesses are either subject to or affected by regulations of federal, state and local governmental authorities in the U.S. and of national, regional and local authorities in foreign countries.
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