Sony signs Italian CBS deal

ScorpionSony Pictures Television Networks Italy has secured exclusive CBS Studios International programming for its AXN-branded pay TV entertainment channels.

The deal comprises five series, which will launch on the SPT networks this autumn.

In November, AXN HD will debut the big-rating super-geek procedural Scorpion, with the latest CSI spin-off, CSI: Cyber following in 2016 along with 2014-15 season hit NCIS: New Orleans.

An older NCIS series, NCIS: Los Angeles, will debut on AXN from this September, with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine joining franchise stablemates Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: The Next Generation on AXN Sci-Fi in the same month.

US series such as Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, Justified, Black Sails and Power already air on AXN.