The Paramount Television Network was a venture by American film corporation Paramount Pictures to organize a television network in the late 1940s. The company built television stations KTLA in Los WBKB in Chicago. C. and WDTV in Pittsburgh. Escalating disputes between Paramount and DuMont concerning breaches of contract, company control, network competition erupted between 1940 and 1956, culminated in the dismantling of the DuMont Network. Television historian Timothy White called the clash between the two companies "one of the most unfortunate and dramatic episodes in the early history of the television industry."The Paramount Television Network aired several programs, including the Emmy Award-winning children's series Time for Beany. Filmed in Hollywood, the programs were distributed to an ad-hoc network of stations across the United States; the network signed affiliation agreements with more than 50 television stations in 1950. The Federal Communications Commission, which filed suit against Paramount for antitrust violations, prevented the studio from acquiring additional television stations.
Paramount executives gave up on the idea of a television network, continued to produce series for other networks. In 1995, after four decades of television production for other companies, Paramount re-entered the broadcast network field when the company and Chris-Craft Industries launched the United Paramount Network, a television network that operated until 2006. Paramount's longtime television division is now owned by CBS Television Studios, it has since founded a second version of Paramount Television under Viacom ownership. Both of these are now part of ViacomCBS. William Wadsworth Hodkinson founded American film corporation Paramount Pictures in 1914. Famous Players-Lasky Corporation acquired the company in 1916 and by the 1920s Paramount became a key player in Hollywood; the company acquired many film production and exhibition properties. The company became one of the "big five" Hollywood studios. By the 1940s, Paramount was the target of several antitrust lawsuits by the federal government, culminating with U.
S. vs. Paramount Pictures, et al. which found that Paramount and other studios conducted monopolistic practices. Due to this Supreme Court decision, the Federal Communications Commission forced Paramount to sell off its theater division in 1949; as early as 1937, executives at Paramount Pictures were interested in the new medium of television. The following year, Paramount purchased a minority interest in DuMont Laboratories, a pioneer in early television technology founded by Dr. Allen B. DuMont. Relations between Paramount and DuMont staff were strained by 1940, when Paramount, without DuMont, opened Chicago television station WBKB and Los Angeles station KTLA. Dr. DuMont claimed that the original 1937 acquisition proposal required that Paramount would expand its television interests "through DuMont". Paramount representative Paul Raibourn denied that any such restriction was discussed; the stock in DuMont, coupled with the Chicago and Los Angeles stations, gave Paramount full or partial ownership of four of the first nine television stations in the United States.
DuMont Laboratories launched the DuMont Television Network in 1946. Despite Paramount's partial ownership of DuMont, Paramount's two stations never aired television programs from DuMont's television network, competed against DuMont's affiliates in Los Angeles and Chicago. According to authors Auter and Boyd, Paramount's construction of KTLA and WBKB and its subsequent launch of the Paramount Television Network "undercut" DuMont, a company it had invested in. KTLA began commercial broadcasts on January 22, 1947. DeMille. KTLA was the first commercial television station. Although other Los Angeles television stations operated experimentally and received commercial licenses, KTLA had a head start as the first commercially-licensed station in Los Angeles; the revenue stream from commercials helped to fund more professional programming, therefore generating a large viewership. The popularity of KTLA's local programs opened up the possibility that they would become national hits if released to other stations across the country.
Paramount's television division, Television Productions, Inc. created the Paramount Television Network in 1948. A full-page advertisement announcing the newly created network, with KTLA as the flagship station, ran in Billboard on May 22 of that year. Filming of programs took place at KTLA. Other television stations across the United States received Paramount programs via kinescope recording for airing.
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