ProSiebenSat.1 strikes Fox and CBS deals


Empire-R9-01_kva1German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has renewed a volume deal with Fox and an agreement with CBS for a local version of the Top Model format.

The Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution deal gives ProSieben some of the Hollywood studio’s latest TV offerings including Backstrom and Empire (pictured).

It also gets a raft of current and upcoming Fox feature films including Avatar 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Fox distributes DreamWorks movies, giving ProSieben animated movies Rio 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

The German broadcaster said its new Fox deal covers free TV rights as well as those for basic tier pay TV.

Rüdiger Böss, executive VP, group programming acquisitions, ProSiebenSat.1, said: “Our viewers know they will get the best that Hollywood has to offer on ProSiebenSat.1 stations – and it will stay that way in future.”

Steve Cornish, senior VP & Managing Director TV Distribution, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, added: “We are very pleased to sign a further agreement with ProSiebenSat.1. We have been extremely successful partners for many years and we look forward to our continued association.”

Separately, ProSieben and CBS Studios International have agreed a deal for a new, tenth season of Germany’s Next Top Model. The Heidi Klum-hosted model-talent series, which has been on air in Germany since 2006.

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