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Telefonica SVOD service buys CBS dramas

The new subscription on-demand service of Spanish telco Telefonica has close a multi-year rights agreement for dramas from CBS and Showtime. The exclusive deal with CBS Studios International hands Telefonica Spain-owned Movistar Series Under the Dome, The Good Wife and new season hit Madam Secretary (pictured) from CBS and Penny Dreadful, Ray Donovan and Golden […]

Ben Affleck making crime drama pilot for Fox

Ben Affleck is making a pilot for US broadcast network Fox. Hollywood actor and director will exec produce and direct the pilot of The Middle Man, a crime series set in 1960s Boston and which follows an FBI agent pursuing the mafia and Irish American gangster informant. The pilot was penned by Glenn Gordon Caron […]

Netflix extends CBS licensing deal

Netflix has extended its multi-year licensing agreement with CBS Corp. and will now offer customers streaming access to series such as L.A. Complex, 4400 and CSI: NY. The streaming service already offers CBS-distributed programming including Jericho, Medium, Flashpoint, Star Trek and Twin Peaks. Licenses on these programmes have also extended. “We are very pleased to […]

CBS Studios inks Japanese SVOD deal

Programming from CBS Studios International will launch on smartphones and tablets in the Japanese market. The distributor has extended the scope of an existing deal with Japan’s Avex Entertainment and will make its series available on UULA, a mobile video-on-demand service operated jointly by Avex and mobile telco Softbank. Titles include NCIS (pictured), NCIS: Los […]