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CBS TV Distribution makes some cuts

November 5, 2010 |  4:42 pm

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