Twin Peaks

Aussie SVOD service pulls off Showtime coup

Australian subscription on-demand service Stan has scored exclusive streaming rights to programming from premium US cable channel Showtime. The agreement began this week with the launch of Billions, and will ultimately run to hundreds of hours, and includes granting Stan the exclusive license to use the Showtime brand in Australia. A highlight will be the […]

Sky inks landmark European Showtime deal

Sky and CBS have agreed a European deal that sees the pay TV operator take exclusive rights to Showtime programming across its regional footprint. The programming pact, hailed as one of the most important ever for Sky and the most significant international deal ever for CBS’ Showtime, gives Sky all of premium cable net’s original […]

David Lynch back on board Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks director David Lynch has rejoined Showtime’s 2015-16 season remake of the classic mystery drama. Fans of the original were left disappointed in April after Lynch decided to walk away from the show after a prolonged period of contract negotiations with CBS-owned Showtime. The director specifically stated the network was not putting up enough […]

Twin Peaks revival in doubt as Lynch exits

Showtime’s revival of classic drama Twin Peaks has been thrown into doubt by the exit of the show’s creator, David Lynch. The director confirmed his exit on the show on Twitter, writing: “After one year and four months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I […]

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 […]

Twin Peaks returning on Showtime

David Lynch’s seminal miniseries Twin Peaks is being reinvented for US cable network Showtime. Lynch and fellow series creator Mark Frost are working on nine new episodes, with the former set to direct them. A 2016 airdate has been pencilled in. Lynch and Frost own rights to the Twin Peaks brand through their Lynch/Frost Productions […]

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 […]

Watchever snaps up CBS content

German OTT service Watchever has inked a programming deal with CBS Studios International. The Vivendi-backed on-demand service will get a raft of series from the CBS US network and its cable stablemate Showtime. Titles include 90210, Nurse Jackie, Numb3rs and Californication as well as older shows including Twin Peaks. France-based entertainment conglomerate Vivendi launched Watchever […]