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King World Productions Logo History
King World Productions Logo History
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: Ryan Holman
Kingworld Productions/Harpo Productions (1996)
Kingworld Productions/Harpo Productions (1996)
Published: 2012/08/19
Channel: The Logo Channel
Kingworld Productions logo (1990)
Kingworld Productions logo (1990)
Published: 2012/10/20
Channel: The Logo Channel
King World Productions short logo (1998)
King World Productions short logo (1998)
Published: 2008/12/30
Channel: mcydodge919
Burt Dubrow Productions/Visual Frontier, Inc./King World (Distributed By) (2000)
Burt Dubrow Productions/Visual Frontier, Inc./King World (Distributed By) (2000)
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: TheEriccorpinc Logo Channel
King World Productions logo (1984)
King World Productions logo (1984)
Published: 2011/03/05
Channel: mcydodge919
King World (Distributed By)/Harpo Productions (1994)
King World (Distributed By)/Harpo Productions (1994)
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: TheEriccorpinc Logo Channel
Kingworld (2001)
Kingworld (2001)
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: Pepsi9072
King World Productions (1989, "Produced & Distributed by" Variant)
King World Productions (1989, "Produced & Distributed by" Variant)
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: Moved to new channel due to cringe
Barron Pennette Productions/3 Sisters Entertainment/CBS Productions/KingWorld (1997/2001)
Barron Pennette Productions/3 Sisters Entertainment/CBS Productions/KingWorld (1997/2001)
Published: 2016/12/11
Channel: Pepsi9072
KingWorld Productions Logo Collection
KingWorld Productions Logo Collection
Published: 2015/12/30
Channel: Oliver Todorovski
Burt Dubrow Productions - Visual Frontier, Inc. - KingWorld (2000)
Burt Dubrow Productions - Visual Frontier, Inc. - KingWorld (2000)
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: Darrien Williams
KingWorld (2002)
KingWorld (2002)
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: Cesar Blanco
CBS Paramount Domestic Television and KingWorld Productions (2006-2007)
CBS Paramount Domestic Television and KingWorld Productions (2006-2007)
Published: 2017/06/28
Channel: The Lowell Fan
Watts Works Productions/King World (Produced & Distributed By) (1994)
Watts Works Productions/King World (Produced & Distributed By) (1994)
Published: 2016/10/09
Channel: TheEriccorpinc Logo Channel
Wheres Lunch/ HBO Productions/ Worldwide Pants/ Kingworld
Wheres Lunch/ HBO Productions/ Worldwide Pants/ Kingworld
Published: 2010/12/05
Channel: JohnnyL80
Paramount Television\KingWorld Productions (2002)
Paramount Television\KingWorld Productions (2002)
Published: 2014/05/14
Channel: ClosingLogosDude90
Watch Entertainment/Scripps Network/Harpo Productions/KingWorld (2006)
Watch Entertainment/Scripps Network/Harpo Productions/KingWorld (2006)
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: LogicSmash
King World Productions "Color Variant" (Three Versions) (1977-1982) (RECONSTRUCTION)
King World Productions "Color Variant" (Three Versions) (1977-1982) (RECONSTRUCTION)
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: Gilby 1385
MGE/Jeopardy Productions/Kingworld (1993) (HQ)
MGE/Jeopardy Productions/Kingworld (1993) (HQ)
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: The Logo Channel
CBS Paramount Domestic Television and KingWorld Productions (2006, 1998)
CBS Paramount Domestic Television and KingWorld Productions (2006, 1998)
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: The Lowell Fan
KingWorld / Harpo Productions (2003)
KingWorld / Harpo Productions (2003)
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: Cesar Blanco
King World Productions B&W logo (1990)
King World Productions B&W logo (1990)
Published: 2009/01/14
Channel: mcydodge919
King World Productions/CBS Paramount Television
King World Productions/CBS Paramount Television
Published: 2012/08/03
Channel: ClosingLogosDude90
Kingworld Productions and Universal Television (75th Anniversary) logos (1990-1991-F) HD
Kingworld Productions and Universal Television (75th Anniversary) logos (1990-1991-F) HD
Published: 2017/01/02
Channel: Craig Bennett
Kingworld Productions/Harpo Productions logos (1992)
Kingworld Productions/Harpo Productions logos (1992)
Published: 2013/09/22
Channel: The Logo Channel
KingWorld Productions History
KingWorld Productions History
Published: 2014/07/27
Channel: TheLegoDude
Califon Productions/Columbia TriStar Television/King World (Distributed By) (1994)
Califon Productions/Columbia TriStar Television/King World (Distributed By) (1994)
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: TheEriccorpinc Logo Channel
kingworld productions columbia tristar television distribution 2000 closing on cbs 4 news
kingworld productions columbia tristar television distribution 2000 closing on cbs 4 news
Published: 2017/04/08
Channel: devon hope
Kingworld, Logo Compilation
Kingworld, Logo Compilation
Published: 2015/08/08
Channel: The Harrison Channel
Merv Griffin Enterprises/Jeopardy Productions/Kingworld (1993)
Merv Griffin Enterprises/Jeopardy Productions/Kingworld (1993)
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Pepsi9072
KingWorld/Harpo Productions/KABC Eyewitness News Intro (2003)
KingWorld/Harpo Productions/KABC Eyewitness News Intro (2003)
Published: 2016/06/17
Channel: GH32143
Henry Winkler/Michael Levitt Productions/Columbia Tristar Domestic Television/Kingworld (2003)
Henry Winkler/Michael Levitt Productions/Columbia Tristar Domestic Television/Kingworld (2003)
Published: 2017/03/14
Channel: Pepsi9072
King World (Distributed By)/Harpo Productions (1989)
King World (Distributed By)/Harpo Productions (1989)
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: TheEriccorpinc Logo Channel
Henry Winker Productions\Sony Pictures Television\Kingworld Productions (2004)
Henry Winker Productions\Sony Pictures Television\Kingworld Productions (2004)
Published: 2014/01/01
Channel: ClosingLogosDude90
KingWorld Productions 1984
KingWorld Productions 1984
Published: 2014/07/26
Channel: TheLegoDude
Moffitt-Lee Productions/One Ho Productions/Columbia TriStar Television/King World (1999)
Moffitt-Lee Productions/One Ho Productions/Columbia TriStar Television/King World (1999)
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: TheEriccorpinc Logo Channel
Kingworld Productions (2011) Harpo Studios (2010)
Kingworld Productions (2011) Harpo Studios (2010)
Published: 2012/11/11
Channel: Terence Taylor
DLCR:Tribune/CBS Productions/Kingworld/Paramount TV/CBSTVS/CBSTVD/Telepictures/WBTV
DLCR:Tribune/CBS Productions/Kingworld/Paramount TV/CBSTVS/CBSTVD/Telepictures/WBTV
Published: 2016/07/30
Channel: Alex Perrine
Califon Productions/Columbia Tristar Television/Kingworld (1996)
Califon Productions/Columbia Tristar Television/Kingworld (1996)
Published: 2017/07/16
Channel: Pepsi9072
YouTube   King World Productions Inc  1977
YouTube King World Productions Inc 1977
Published: 2009/09/20
Channel: mirnawatihusada
Warner Horizon Television\Universal Media Studios\Columbia Tristar Television\KingWorld Productions
Warner Horizon Television\Universal Media Studios\Columbia Tristar Television\KingWorld Productions
Published: 2013/10/02
Channel: IXN Music
King World Productions/Columbia TriStar Domestic Television (2002)
King World Productions/Columbia TriStar Domestic Television (2002)
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: elijahzachary18
MGE/Kingworld/Jeopardy Productions (1987-1) (HQ)
MGE/Kingworld/Jeopardy Productions (1987-1) (HQ)
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: The Logo Channel
Kingworld Productions and Universal Television logos (1991-1997) HD
Kingworld Productions and Universal Television logos (1991-1997) HD
Published: 2017/01/02
Channel: Pia Harris
KingWorld (2007)
KingWorld (2007)
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: Cesar Blanco
kingworld productions sony pictures television closing logos 2004
kingworld productions sony pictures television closing logos 2004
Published: 2017/04/08
Channel: devon hope
Greengrass Productions/Ruby Spears Productions/Kingworld (1993)
Greengrass Productions/Ruby Spears Productions/Kingworld (1993)
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Pepsi9072
MGE/Kingworld/Jeopardy Productions (1988) (HQ)
MGE/Kingworld/Jeopardy Productions (1988) (HQ)
Published: 2014/01/25
Channel: The Logo Channel
KingWorld Productions, Columbia TriStar Domestic Television (1998, 2001)
KingWorld Productions, Columbia TriStar Domestic Television (1998, 2001)
Published: 2013/08/07
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King World Productions
In-name only unit of CBS Television Distribution. Operating as KWP Studios.
Industry Television production
Television syndication
Fate Merged with CBS paramount domestic television
Successor CBS television distribution
Founded 1964; 53 years ago (1964)
Defunct 2007
Headquarters New York City
Los Angeles, California
Atlanta, Georgia
Owner Independent (1964-2000)
CBS Corporation (2000)
National Amusements (2000-present)
Parent Independent (1964-2000)
CBS Corporation (2000, 2006-present)
Viacom (2000-2005)

King World Productions, Inc. (also known as King World Entertainment, King World Enterprises, or simply King World) was a production company and a syndicator of television programming in the United States until its eventual 2007 incorporation into CBS Television Distribution. The company continues to exist on paper as an intellectual property holder, and under the moniker KWP Studios (the initials standing for King World Productions) to hold the copyright for the TV show Rachael Ray.

History[edit]

Founding with The Little Rascals[edit]

The division was started in 1964 by Charles King. It was a company that expressly handled television distribution of the classic Hal Roach Our Gang shorts. When Roach lost the rights to the name Our Gang (it was retained by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who bought the series from Roach in 1938), the shorts were retitled as The Little Rascals.[citation needed]

It was through this acquisition that the comedy shorts from 1929 through 1938 have been made available to audiences for the past fifty years. King World later co-produced an animated version of the shorts with Hanna-Barbera. King died in 1973 and the company was taken over by King's children: Roger King (who died in December 2007), Michael (who died in 2015),[1] Robert, Diana, Richard, and Karen.[citation needed]

Camelot Entertainment Sales and Harpo Productions[edit]

In 1982, King World formed an ad-sales barter division called Camelot Entertainment Sales. A year later, company chairmen, brothers Roger, Michael, and Robert acquired the syndication rights to Merv Griffin's game show, Wheel of Fortune when no other studio would step in. The acquisition paid off, and Wheel became the most popular show in the history of syndication, and has continued to be for over a quarter of a century. At one point, the program was generating a 21% national rating. The same year, the company acquired the syndication rights of The Merv Griffin Show from Metromedia Producers Corporation.[citation needed]

A year later, King World bought the syndication rights to another Griffin show, Jeopardy!, and the latest version of the series (with Alex Trebek) has since become the number-two show in syndication. Originally, the company produced two pilots of the game show; one in September 1983 and the other on January 9, 1984. Robert King, the president of King World left the company to form The Television Program Source; a television syndication company that was founded on October 15 as a joint venture between King, Alan Bennett, and Columbia Pictures Television.[2]

Shortly after this, King World launched Harpo Productions' successful The Oprah Winfrey Show, which eventually led to the creation of the spin-off series Dr. Phil, as well as the latest Harpo contribution, Rachael Ray. Oprah Winfrey was originally a local talk show host in the Chicago Market only which aired during the A.M., which then was moved to 4PM-5PM time slot across the country, which then caused the Sales Department to increase license fee's across the Nation.King World's first paycheck after being launched across the U.S. in December to Oprah was a whopping $ 33.3 million. Dr. Phil is co-produced by Winfrey's Harpo Productions (CBS Paramount Domestic Television co-distributed for a time).[citation needed]

On February 11, 1985, King World formed King World Enterprises to develop joint-venture programs with advertisers and station groups and to handle international distribution for King World and Camelot.[3]

1990s: King World Direct and KWP[edit]

In the 1990s, King World operated an "As Seen On TV" VHS service called King World Direct.

Stuart Hersch, a lawyer by trade, was the financial expert who helped to take the company public, making it one of the hottest stocks on Wall Street at the time.[citation needed] The company traded as "KWP". King World had virtually no debt and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues after going public.[citation needed]

Television stations that broadcast King World programming had first choice on any series King World offered to distribute.

On November 25, 1991, King World acquired the Hollywood Squares format rights from Orion Pictures Corporation after Orion closed down its television division.[4]

In 1995, King World began co-distributing Geraldo (later The Geraldo Rivera Show) with Tribune Entertainment, and would continue co-distributing the show until its cancellation in 1998.

On September 28, 1998, King World acquired the worldwide leasing rights to the solo-developed game shows by Merrill Heatter Productions for a limited time.[5]

CBS and Viacom acquisition[edit]

On January 19, 2000, King World was acquired by CBS. After CBS' purchase of the company, Eyemark Entertainment, the successor to Group W Productions following the CBS/Westinghouse merger, was folded into King World.[6] CBS Enterprises was bought by Viacom, Inc. around the time of CBS's acquisition of King World, thus becoming owned by the post-split CBS Corporation as well as all of Viacom's former TV production and distribution operations.

In its latter days, King World was considered the syndication branch of the CBS network (a role Viacom actually first served upon its creation), having succeeded Eyemark in that role. King World, however, distributed newer CBS shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond while the older shows were syndicated by corporate affiliate CBS Paramount Television, the successor to the original distributor Viacom Enterprises. Additionally, from 2000 to 2006, King World distributed archive programs from Group W, such as The Mike Douglas Show.

On September 26, 2006, CBS announced that King World and CBS Paramount Television's syndication operations would be combined to form the CBS Television Distribution Group (CTD). Roger King was announced as CEO of the new entity. However, he died on December 8, 2007, after suffering a stroke the previous day. Paul Franklin currently serves as President of CTD.[7]

For one year, the King World on-screen identity was kept for the programs it distributed at its closure. However, most of the programs handled by King World were distributed under CTD. On September 27, 2007, CBS Television Distribution introduced a new closing logo to replace the old logos of King World, CBS Paramount Domestic Television, and its predecessors.

Programming[edit]

King World was responsible for the highest rated shows in syndication for over two decades.[citation needed] They also had the television rights to a large library of theatrical films. When it was acquired by CBS Enterprises in 2000, it distributed a number of CBS-produced series for syndication, such as Everybody Loves Raymond (ancillary rights to this series are owned by HBO), CSI and CSI: Miami. King World turned part of its attention to producing in-house newsmagazines including American Journal and Inside Edition.

Title Original running Network Notes
The Little Rascals 1929-1938 Syndication distribution only
Topper 1953–1955 CBS distribution only from 1986
Branded 1965–1966 NBC distribution only from 1985; produced by Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions and Sentinel Productions
The Abbott and Costello Cartoon Show 1967–1968 Syndication distribution only; produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and RKO General
Currently distributed by Warner Bros. Television
The Guns of Will Sonnett 1967–1969 ABC distribution only from 1985; produced by Thomas/Spelling Productions
The Little Rascals Christmas Special 1979 NBC television special
The Little Rascals (animated TV series) 1982-1984 ABC
The Merv Griffin Show 1983-1986 Syndication distribution only
Currently distributed by Reelin' In the Years Productions on behalf of The Griffin Group
Wheel of Fortune 1983–present Syndication produced by Sony Pictures Television
currently syndicated by CBS Television Distribution
Jeopardy! 1984–present Syndication produced by Sony Pictures Television
currently syndicated by CBS Television Distribution
Headline Chasers 1985-1986 Syndication produced by Merv Griffin Enterprises and Wink Martindale Enterprises Inc.
Rights now owned by Sony Pictures Television
Nightlife 1986–1987 Syndication
The Rock 'n Roll Evening News[8] 1986–1987 Syndication with Andy Friendly Productions and A&M Records[9]
True Confessions 1986–1987 Syndication produced by the Landsburg Company
Rights now owned by the estate of Alan Landsburg
Women of the World 1986–1988 Syndication
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986–2011 Syndication produced and owned by Harpo Productions
distributed by CBS Television Distribution until 2011
Geraldo/The Geraldo Rivera Show 1987–1998 Syndication distribution from 1995-1998; produced by Investigative News Group and Tribune Entertainment
Offshore Television 1988–1989 Syndication with Saban Entertainment
CBS co-owns the series with Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution
Inside Edition 1989–present Syndication Currently distributed by CBS Television Distribution
Monopoly 1990 ABC with Merv Griffin Enterprises
Rights now owned by Hasbro Studios
Instant Recall 1990–1992 Syndication
Bob Vila's Home Again/Bob Villa 1990-2007 Syndication distribution from 2000-2007
Rights now owned by Bob Vila
The All-New Candid Camera 1991-1992 Syndication
Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa 1992–1994 ABC produced by Greengrass Productions and Gunther-Wahl Productions
Rights now owned by DHX Media
The Les Brown Show 1993–1994 Syndication
Martha Stewart Living 1993-2005 Syndication distribution from 2000-2005
Rights now owned by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
American Journal 1993–1998 Syndication
Rolonda 1994–1997 Syndication produced by Watts Works Productions
Everybody Loves Raymond 1996–2005 CBS U.S. distribution from 2000-2005; produced by Where's Lunch, Worldwide Pants and HBO Independent Productions
Warner Bros. handles home media distribution and international television distribution
Hollywood Squares 1998-2004 Syndication with Columbia TriStar Television/Sony Pictures Television
The Roseanne Show 1998-2000 Syndication with Full Moon & High Tide Productions
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1998–2001 Syndication distribution from 2000-2001
The Martin Short Show 1999-2000 Syndication
18 Wheels of Justice 2000–2001 TNN Rights currently owned by Stu Segall Productions
The Cindy Margolis Show 2000 Syndication
Curtis Court 2000–2001 Syndication
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000–2015 CBS distribution only
The Ananda Lewis Show 2001-2002 Syndication [10]
CSI: Miami 2002–2012 CBS distribution only
Dr. Phil 2002–present Syndication produced by Harpo Productions (2002-2010) and Peteski Productions
Currently distributed by CBS Television Distribution
Living It Up! With Ali & Jack 2003–2004 Syndication
America's Next Top Model[11] 2003–present UPN/The CW/VH1 produced by 10x10 Productions and Bankable Productions
Currently distributed by CBS Television Distribution
CSI: NY 2004–2013 CBS distribution only
Rachael Ray 2006–present Syndication produced by Harpo Productions
Currently distributed by CBS Television Distribution

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deadline
  2. ^ "In Brief". Broadcasting: 96. 1984-10-15. 
  3. ^ "In Brief". Broadcasting: 94. 1985-02-11. 
  4. ^ "KING GETS THE SQUARE". Broadcasting: 26. 1991-11-25. 
  5. ^ KING WORLD INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL FORMAT RIGHTS TO GAME SHOW CATALOGUE FROM MERRILL HEATTER PRODUCTIONS, INC., prnewswire.co.uk
  6. ^ "The Free Library" CBS Television Merges King World Productions, Eyemark Entertainment and CBS Broadcast International to Create New Worldwide Distribution Organization. thefreelibrary.com, Retrieved on January 31, 2013
  7. ^ variety.com
  8. ^ Goldstein, Patrick. "News Isn't Good for Rock TV Show". Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1987-01-25/entertainment/ca-5633_1_shows-rock-tv
  9. ^ Rivera, Nancy. "King World...Hottest Syndication Firms". Los Angeles Times. 13 October 1985. http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-13/business/fi-16167_1_king-world-productions/3
  10. ^ Rice, Lynette. "MTV's Ananda Lewis Gets a Talk Show". Entertainment Weekly. 19 February 2001. http://ew.com/article/2001/02/19/mtvs-ananda-lewis-gets-talk-show/
  11. ^ Krissofley (2x). "VH1 acquires America's Next Top Model". C21 Media. 6 July 2005. https://www.c21media.net/vh1-acquires-americas-next-top-model/

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