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CBS TV Distribution makes some cuts

CBS Television Distribution, the syndication unit of CBS Corp. that distributes daytime hits "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Dr. Phil" and "Judge Judy" as well as long-running game shows "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy," laid off some staffers.

About a dozen people were let go in the research, accounting and finance departments, people familiar with the matter said. CBS Distribution has a staff of approximately 300 people.

The moves are part of a slow consolidation of the old Paramount syndication unit and King World into CBS Distribution.

On Thursday, CBS released its third quarter results and posted a profit of $317.3 million.

-- Joe Flint


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