CBS Broadcasting Inc. (CBS) is a major American television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of the company's logo. It has also been called the "Tiffany Network," which alludes to the perceived high quality of CBS programming during the tenure of its founder William S. Paley (1901–90). It can also refer to some of CBS's first demonstrations of color television, which were held in a former Tiffany & Co. building in New York City in 1950, thus earning it the name "Color broadcasting system" back when such a feat was innovative.
CBS and Hawaii Five-OEdit
In recent years, BS has begun to revive the old version of Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV series) through releasing it online and on DVD to the general public.
CBS Interactive had presented the entire first season of the show online via Adobe Flash streaming media. As of September 2009, selected episodes are available at CBS.com. These are full-length episodes available free of charge, but with ads embedded into the stream of each episode.
CBS DVD (distributed by Paramount) has released the first seven seasons of Hawaii Five-0 on DVD. Seasons 2–7 contain episode promos by Jack Lord. The eighth season was released on March 16, 2010.
|DVD Name||Ep #||Release Date||Additional Information|
|The First Season||24||March 6, 2007||
|The Second Season||24||July 31, 2007||
|The Third Season||24||January 22, 2008||
|The Fourth Season||24||June 10, 2008||
|The Fifth Season||24||November 18, 2008||
|The Sixth Season||24||April 21, 2009||
|The Seventh Season||24||October 20, 2009||
|The Eighth Season||24||March 16, 2010||
|The Ninth Season||24||August 3, 2010|
|The Tenth Season||24|
|The Eleventh Season||22|
|The Twelfth Season||20|