Under the Dome

Spielberg sci-fi set for CBS

CBS has given a straight-to-series order to Extant, a new sci-fi drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The futuristic thriller series, set for summer 2014, will follow a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family after a year in outer space. It follows the success of this year’s Amblin/CBS miniseries Under the Dome, which […]

Cable, broadcast clashes as CBS remains dark on TWC

Time Warner Cable viewers are facing a fourth day without leading broadcast network CBS as an explosive row over controversial retransmission fees escalated over the weekend. CBS went dark on on Friday in the US after carriage negotiations between Time Warner-owned cable platform TWC and CBS Corp. broke down last week with both sides flinging […]

CBS: Amazon, int’l sales key to Under the Dome profits

The streaming deal CBS scored with Amazon in February and international sales were key to pushing the broadcast network’s summer breakout hit Under the Dome into profit, its CEO has revealed. Les Moonves described the Stephen King-penned sci-fi series as a “brand new form of entertainment” for US summer broadcasting and claimed it would “bring […]

Dome stays in place at CBS

US broadcast network CBS has renewed its high rating miniseries Under the Dome for a second run. The Stephen King-created series will return for a second 13-episode run on the back of strong ratings this summer. It is currently averaging more than 13.8 million viewers, including pulling in a strong performance in the vital 18-49 […]

Amazon inks Under the Dome download deal

Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service can now buy and download the CBS hit drama Under the Dome four days after it is broadcast on the US network. Amazon has inked an exclusive electronic sell through deal for series, which is based on the eponymous Stephen King novel and has just launched on CBS. […]

Under the Dome breaks out with 200 int’l deals

Under the Dome, the CBS miniseries based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, has now licenced in more than 200 territories, its distributor has revealed. CBS Studios International named Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, France’s M6, Italy’s Rai Due and Australia’s Network Ten among the buyers. They join the previously announced deals with Canada’s Global […]

UK channel goes Under the Dome with CBS

Channel 5 in the UK has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the buzzy CBS miniseries Under the Dome. The show, which comes from CBS Television Studios and Stephen Spielberg’s Amblin Television, will air on the UK terrestrial channel in the autumn. Under the Dome follows events in a small down that is suddenly and inexplicably […]

Oz’s Network Ten picks up Reign and raft of LA Screenings shows

Australian free-to-air broadcaster Network Ten has told TBI the shows it has selected from this year’s LA Screenings, which include CBS’ hotly-tipped period drama Reign. Ten has output deals with CBS and Fox and has chosen a raft of new shows from the Studios. From CBS Studios International it has Reign, the series, described as […]