Under the Dome


Analysis: OTT to the rescue…

…or how streaming services are saving TV series and allowing others to get made. Pay TV operators are living in fear of people dumping their services for streaming equivalents such as Netflix or Amazon/Lovefilm. Their concerns will not have been assuaged this year as both launched a raft of premium, original content that won plaudits, […]

CBS confirms Mark Burnett miniseries Dovekeepers

US broadcast network CBS has commissioned a four-part miniseries set in first-century Israel from The Bible creator Mark Burnett (below) and his wife Roma Downey. Burnett first told TBI he was working on what would be his third religion-themed scripted period drama earlier this year and CBS has now revealed this will be called The […]

German SVOD platform latest to go Under the Dome

Vivendi’s European SVOD service Watchever is the latest buyer of CBS miniseries Under the Dome. Fresh from bringing the stars of the show out to Cannes for MIPCOM last week, CBS Studios International has secured a multi-year deal for the show with Watchever in Germany to begin in January next year. It covers seasons one […]

RTL-CBS entertainment channel to launch in Philippines

Philippines-based SKY Cable Corporation is the latest Asian platform to add the new CBS RTL Entertainment channel to its offering. The HD channel is now available à la carte and as part of the SKYcable Silver, Gold, Dual Def499 and TitaniumHD40 packages. RTL and CBS’s joint venture channel is now in four Asian markets, having […]

Lovefilm snags exclusive Under the Dome rights

Lovefilm has inked a deal with CBS Studios International giving it exclusive UK streaming rights to hit drama series Under the Dome. Commercial broadcaster Channel 5 has UK free-to-air rights to the series, which has been a hit on CBS in the US and around the world. The show is based on the Stephen King […]

Amazon re-ups Dome as global ratings boom

The Amazon Prime Instant Video platform has renewed the high rating CBS drama Under the Dome. The on-demand platform already runs season one of the Amblin Television show, which is the highest rated US series this summer, as its exclusive US online home, and will get the upcoming season two under terms of the new […]

RTL CBS appoints Asia boss

RTL and CBS have appointed Jonas Engwall CEO of their joint venture pay channels operation in Asia. Engwall will run he JV from Singapore where as he has been based since January as senior VP, RTL Group Asia. Prior to the Singapore move, he has been in various strategy roles at Luxembourg-based broadcast group RTL. […]

TNT goes Under the Dome

Latin American pay TV channel TNT has acquired exclusive regional rights to CBS’s Stephen King-penned miniseries Under the Dome. The deal, scored with CBS Studios International, will see the sci-fi show launch on the turner Broadcasting-owned entertainment channel in November. Following its stellar performance in the US, where it has become the highest rated scripted […]

IPTV take up grows as US pay TV subs plunge

IPTV was the only segment of US pay TV to show subscription growth in the second quarter of this year as overall numbers for the sector plummeted, new figures show. US IPTV providers including AT&T Uverse, Verizon FiOS and others saw a net addition of 398,000 subs compared with 304,000 in the second quarter of […]

RTL, CBS launch channels JV in Asia

European broadcaster RTL Group and distributor CBS Studios International are launching a pair of thematic channels in south east Asia. The nets, RTL CBS Entertainment and RTL CBS Extreme, will be operated by a new Singapore-based joint venture, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. This will comprise a local management team reporting into a board of […]