CBS Drama is coming to Freeview. The channel, which is operated by the CBS AMC Networks UK Channels Partnership, has agreed a new carriage deal which will see CBS Drama launch on Freeview on Tuesday September 1st.
This carriage deal further extends the reach of CBS Drama, which is already available on a range of other platforms including Sky, Fresat and Virgin Media. The channel will now be available to over 90% of UK households when it debuts on Freeview slot 74 next month.
“CBS Drama offers some of the best in British and American drama and we look forward to sharing this popular content with the Freeview audiences”, said Tanya Gugenheim, Chief Business Development and New Media Officer, AMC Networks International – Zone.
Ahead of the launch on Freeview, CBS Drama has also agreed a wide-ranging licensing deal with CBS Studios International. Said deal gives the channel the rights to the early seasons of Nurse Jackie, David Duchovny’s Showtime series Californication and Sex And The City.
The three series join a line-up of library programming on CBS Drama that also includes British soaps Waterloo Road and Clocking Off, US soaps Knots Landing and Dallas, and retro classics Beverly Hills 90210 and Taxi. Californication, Sex And The City and Nurse Jackie will air in a block on weekdays from September 1st.