CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL AND RUSSIA’S AMEDIA TV ANNOUNCE MAJOR NEW CONTENT LICENSING AGREEMENT
Amedia TV Gains the Exclusive Rights to THE TWILIGHT ZONE and other
CBS All Access Original Series
The Agreement Also Includes a Selection of Current and Future
Premium Programming from SHOWTIME, Along with a Substantial Volume of Acclaimed Library Series
LOS ANGELES, AMSTERDAM and MOSCOW – May 22, 2019 – CBS Studios International and leading Russian pay TV and SVOD platform Amedia TV today announced a new, exclusive, multi-year, multi-series content licensing agreement.
As part of the agreement, Amedia TV will license a variety of CBS All Access original programming, with Russian audiences gaining exclusive access to hits like THE TWILIGHT ZONE, narrated by Jordan Peele, along with upcoming series WHY WOMEN KILL and Stephen King’s THE STAND.
Amedia TV will also showcase a wide selection of SHOWTIME programming in Russia, bringing a roster of Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series from the premium cable network to the territory. Current series BLACK MONDAY and KIDDING are part of the agreement, along with a substantial volume of SHOWTIME programming from its epic library, including “Californication,” “Dexter®” and “House Of Lies.” The agreement also covers upcoming SHOWTIME series PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS and limited series THE LOUDEST VOICE starring Russell Crowe.
The Russian broadcaster will also have the exclusive rights to two series from CBS Television Studios’ 2018 slate, A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, which is broadcast in the U.S. on the ABC Network, and The CW’s IN THE DARK, along with a selection of future CBS-produced series.
“This agreement is an example of the scope and range of content CBS can deliver international broadcasters across multiple premium programming brands,” said Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Global Distribution Group. “Amedia TV has done a terrific job of broadcasting CBS and SHOWTIME content in the past, and we look forward to them taking on an expanded slate of our programming with this new agreement.”
About CBS Studios International
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The division distributes programming from CBS Television Studios created for the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access and other platforms, as well as content from CBS Television Distribution, Showtime Networks, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. The Studio participates in a number of international channel ventures, including owning and operating Network 10 in Australia and also exports a diverse line-up of formats for local production. CBS Studios International has 13 offices around the world, including its base in Los Angeles and EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
About AMEDIA TV
AMEDIA TV is part of privately-owned AMEDIA holding and consists of three main businesses, including AMEDIA Production, AMEDIA Studio. AMEDIA TV first entered the Russian media market in 2013 as a premium platform, launching AMEDIA Premium HD, a linear Premium Pay TV tier, along with the subscription VOD service AMEDIATEKA. AMEDIA TV’s partners include HBO, CBS/Showtime, Fox, Starz, Sony Pictures, ABC Studios, BBC, Channel One Russia and other distributors. AMEDIA Premium HD tier, which includes AMEDIA Premium and AMEDIA HIT channels, is broadcast by all national Pay TV operators. The basic TV channels A1 and A2 cover 7 million households. SVOD service AMEDIATEKA is available on all major platforms: web, mobile, Smart TV, Apple TV and set-top boxes for Pay TV operators. AMEDIATEKA premieres top-rated TV series simultaneously with the USA and UK, available in both Russian or with subtitles.
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