By Patrick Munn | July 1, 2020 - 9:00 am | No Comments
UKTV's Alibi channel has sealed a bumper deal with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group for UK rights to Tommy, Evil, and Why Women Kill. The deal was brokered by UKTV’s Head of Acquisitions Emma Sparks and ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group’s Matt Downer. All three series are expected to premiere on Alibi later this year.
By Patrick Munn | June 30, 2020 - 1:16 pm | No Comments
Bull is returning to the UK. FOX UK has secured the UK rights to the show's fourth season after striking a deal with international distributor CBS Studios International. The fourth season will premiere on the channel on Monday August 3rd at 9pm. This marks the first time that Bull hasn't been paired with NCIS on FOX UK's Friday night schedule.
By Patrick Munn | December 20, 2019 - 6:30 pm | No Comments
The Twilight Zone has found a UK broadcaster. Syfy UK has acquired the UK rights to CBS All Access' reboot of the iconic sci-fi series after striking a deal with international distributor CBS Studios International. The series will premiere on the channel in early 2020.
By Patrick Munn | December 6, 2019 - 4:52 pm | No Comments
Syfy UK has acquired the UK rights to CBS' latest summer drama Blood & Treasure after striking a deal with international distributor CBS Studios International. The series, which has already been renewed for a second season, will receive its UK premiere on Syfy UK on Thursday December 19th at 9pm.
By Patrick Munn | November 5, 2019 - 12:06 pm | No Comments
The second and final season of CSI: Cyber is finally crossing the pond. CBS Justice, who recently aired the show's first season, have announced plans to air season two in 2020. This would mark the UK TV premiere for the second season after the previous UK broadcaster, Channel 5, opted not air it. CSI: Cyber is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.
By Patrick Munn | May 13, 2019 - 2:16 pm | No Comments
In what is surely a blow to their rival Netflix, Amazon Prime Video UK has secured exclusive rights to the as-yet untitled Star Trek series starring Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard. The acquisition is part of a multi-year deal between Amazon and CBS Studios International that will see the streaming service serve as the series' broadcaster in more than 200 territories. Episodes will be available to stream within 24 hours of their U.S. broadcast.
By Patrick Munn | February 4, 2019 - 5:39 pm | No Comments
2018 was a good year for the CBS UK channels. The portfolio of channels, which are owned by AMC Networks International and CBS Studios International, delivered a 2.7% share of commercial impacts - an all time high and 4% increase year-on-year.
By Patrick Munn | January 17, 2019 - 9:05 pm | No Comments
The latest incarnation of the Star Trek franchise is not coming to the UK (at least for now). I've learned that Netflix UK has opted not to pick up Star Trek: Short Treks, a new four episode short-form off-shoot of Star Trek: Discovery. A representative for the streaming service confirmed that they will not be distributing the series, which launches state-side on October 4th.