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Sky buys James Corden’s US talkshow

Sky has snagged UK rights to The Late Late Show with James Corden. The late night talk show goes out on CBS in the US. CBS Studios International distributes the series and struck the Sky deal, having already shopped it to buyers in Europa, Asia and Australasia. In the UK and Ireland, Sky will have […]

CBS sells Corden talker to new RTL web net

The Late Late Show with James Corden will go out in Germany on RTL’s new internet-only linear network. RTL II You, which launched on May 31, will play the show following an agreement with CBS Studios International. Each episode will broadcast within 24 hours of the US broadcast, without German dubbing. The Late Late Show […]

Starz Play buys Showtime, CBS dramas

New Middle East and North African on-demand service Starz Play has acquired programmes such as CBS summer event series Zoo and Under the Dome and Showtime Emmy-winner The Affair. James Patterson-penned Zoo (pictured) recently debuted as the US’s most-watched summer season show, and last week held around 94% of its debut audience during episode two. […]

CBS’s Zoo opens around the world

James Patterson’s CBS drama Zoo has sold to international broadcasters around the world. Sky 1 in the UK, ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany, TF1 in France, Rai in Italy, Mediaset España and Network Ten in Australia are among the buyers from distributor CBS Studios International. The others are M-Net for pan-Africa, Yes in Israel, AXN in India, […]

LA Screenings: CBS Global Distribution

Armando Nuñez, president and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group Studio chief Armando Nuñez tells TBI what buyers can expect from this year’s crop of new dramas and comedies. TBI: How important is the LA Screenings compared with the various other international markets? AN: It has become the most important event of the year and the actual […]

LA Screenings 2015: Puppet masters

Muppets, medics and movie characters will be filling US network schedules over the next year. Jesse Whittock examines the trends, and what this means for buyers at the LA Screenings Over the next US broadcast season, audiences will finally learn the backstory of the Muppets. They will also be introduced to the latest contenders vying […]

Showtime to launch in Canada

CBS Corp. will launch branded programming from its premium cable channel Showtime in Canada for the first time after a deal with local giant Bell Media. The exclusive, long-term licensing agreement means catalogue, current and future Showtime programming will roll out in English and French on Bell platforms, including new SVOD service Crave and premium […]

CBS bosses confirmed for MIPCOM

CBS production and distribution bosses will deliver a joint keynote at this year’s MIPCOM. David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios, and Armando Nuñez (pictured), president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group, will deliver a ‘Media Mastermind’ keynote on the Tuesday of the market in Cannes. The pair will address the given theme for […]

M6 extends CBS output deal

French broadcaster M6 has extended its multi-year output deal with CBS Studios International. This comes after the LA Screenings last month where CBSSI launched scripted series such as Extant, Scorpion and NCIS: New Orleans to international buyers. M6 bought its first show, NCIS, from CBS back in 2003, and this latest deal gives it exclusive […]

Chamberlain lands top CBS Studios Intn’l role

Barry Chamberlain has been promoted to the new role of president, sales at CBS Studios International. The promotion will see Chamberlain leading CBS’s international sales efforts and reporting into Armando Nuñez, CEO and president of CBS Global Distribution Group. Chamberlain will now lead CBS’s international content distribution business, working with Nuñez and 13 regional offices […]