ET Online, ET Live Merge Staff, Resulting in Layoffs (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 12/10/2019 | Elaine Low
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Entertainment website ET Online and live-streaming network ET Live, the digital extensions of CBS’ daily newsmagazine “Entertainment Tonight,” are combining teams, resulting in layoffs of at least half a dozen staffers as of midday Tuesday.

“We have integrated the ET Online and ET Live teams to create one content group that will support and drive the ET brand across all digital platforms,” according to a CBS Television Distribution Digital spokesperson. “As a result, some positions were reduced.”

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The headcount reduction is only set to impact ET’s digital teams and not the broadcast program staff.

CBS Television Distribution Digital senior vice president and general manager David Katz made the announcement to the teams Tuesday morning, sources tell Variety. No on-air talent have been affected by the merger as of yet, though staff are...
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