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CBS, Viacom conclude long-awaited merger

CBS and Viacom have agreed a long-awaited merger deal that will see the two businesses operate as ViacomCBS Inc. moving forward. The deal comes after months of speculation around a merger – the third such attempt since 2016, when a reunification of the two businesses was first explored. New leadership has been set out, with […]

The CW claims streaming rights to new shows including ‘Batwoman’

US broadcaster The CW is to offer viewers exclusive streaming access to its shows during their current seasons, starting with drama trio Batwoman, Nancy Drew and Katy Keene. The arrangement comes after The CW’s parents, Warner Bros and CBS, ended a deal with Netflix that provided the US-based streamer with full seasons of the network’s […]

CBS All Access adapts ‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’

US streamer CBS All Access has ordered an adaptation of Walter Tevis novel The Man Who Fell to Earth and moved into documentary programming with a show about the video game industry. The Man Who Fell to Earth, which was also turned into a move starring David Bowie, explores how an alien lands on Earth […]

Russia’s Amedia TV strikes multi-year licensing pact with CBS Studios Int’l

Russian pay-TV broadcaster and SVOD Amedia TV has struck a multi-year licensing deal with CBS Studios International covering such shows as The Twilight Zone (pictured) and other CBS All Access originals.  As part of the agreement, Amedia TV will license a variety of CBS All Access programmes, including forthcoming shows Why Women Kill and Stephen King’s The Stand, which […]

Amazon takes CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek’ spin-off for global

Amazon Prime Video has picked up CBS All Access’ Star Trek spin-off on Captain Jean-Luc Picard for international.  The streaming giant has swooped in to buy global rights to the Patrick Stewart-fronted series for more than 200 countries and territories outside of the US and Canada. TBI understands that Amazon will also have streaming rights in […]

Exclusive: CBS All Access to begin piloting shows, eyes comedy and docs expansion

CBS All Access will expand from its straight-to-series model later this year, with plans in place to begin piloting content for the first time, TBI can reveal. Julie McNamara, EVP of original content for the US broadcaster’s five-year-old streaming service, tells TBI that the business is “looking at unscripted and looking at building out comedy […]

CBS All Access orders play-along true crime drama

CBS streamer CBS All Access has made a straight-to-series order for Interrogation, a true-crime drama in which the viewer becomes the detective. Interrogation is based on a true story that spanned over 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken […]

Network Ten to rebrand streamer with CBS titles in tow

Network Ten is set to launch its rebranded streamer 10 All Access this December with a string of new CBS titles in tow. CBS acquired the Australian broadcaster in November 2017 and will now launch titles One Dollar, Strange Angel and Tell Me A Story on Ten’s platform. Network Ten’s platform will also offer over 7,000 ad-free […]

CBS reports strong mid-year results amid Moonves controversy

CBS has reported growth across the board for its second quarterly earnings, beating analyst expectations, and despite recent controversy surrounding its chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves (pictured). Particular strengths included its revenue growth, which increased by 6% for the second quarter for 2018, to US$3.47 billion. This is up from $3.26 billion from the same […]

CBS All Access begins int’l expansion with Canada launch

CBS All Access, CBS’ SVOD service, has launched in Canada marking its first expansion into an international market. Canadian audiences will now be able to access 20 primetime shows including Star Trek: Discovery, NCIS, Bull, Seal Team, MacGyver and Instinct, with new episodes available seven days after they are broadcast. They can also access CBS’ original […]

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