‘ET Live’ merges with show’s online division, some staffers lose jobs

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

Entertainment Tonight’s website and digital network “ET Live” have been merged, leading to layoffs.

  • Now, both the ET Online and ET Live teams work as a single content group.
  • CBS Television Distribution, which distributes the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine, acknowledges “some” positions were eliminated.
  • No one working directly on the “Entertainment Tonight” TV show was affected.
  • CBS would not provide details about how many were laid off, but sources told The Wrap it was a “small number.”
  • “ET Live” debuted a year ago that offers 24 hour access to celebrity and entertainment news and is available on variety of digital platforms.