CBS/Fox Video

American home video entertainment company

The CBS/Fox Company, or CBS/Fox Video was a home video company. It was formed in 1982 when CBS formed a 50-50 venture with 20th Century Fox.[1] In 1985 CBS/Fox got the North American rights to most of the film library of the British Broadcasting Corporation.[2] In 1009 they had 6.5% of the market for home videos.[3] Their revenues were about $249 million.[3] CBS and 20th Century Fox also changed their roles in CBS/Fox.[3] In 1998 CBS/Fox Video became a part of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.[4]

Playhouse Video was a sub-label of CBS/Fox Video. A series of Mr. Rogers programs was released under the Playhouse label beginning in 1986.[5]

On August 20, 2021, it announced that ViacomCBS and Fox Corporation has relaunched CBS/Fox Video in 2022.


  1. Kathryn Rudie Harrigan, Joint Ventures, Alliances, and Corporate Strategy (Washington, DC: Beard Books, 2003), p. 170
  2. The Associated Press (1985-12-03). "CBS-Fox Video". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 John Lippman (23 January 1991). "CBS May Reduce Role in Fox Video Venture". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
  4. Moira McCormick, 'NBA Video Hopes to Score Slam-Dunk with Bulls Tape', Billboard, Vol. 110, No. 33 (15 August 1998), p. 77
  5. 'Mr. Rogers Series Bows', Billboard, Vo. 100, No. 30 (26 July 1986), p. 52