Russia’s Amedia TV strikes multi-year licensing pact with CBS Studios Int’l

Russian pay-TV broadcaster and SVOD Amedia TV has struck a multi-year licensing deal with CBS Studios International covering such shows as The Twilight Zone (pictured) and other CBS All Access originals. 

As part of the agreement, Amedia TV will license a variety of CBS All Access programmes, including forthcoming shows Why Women Kill and Stephen King’s The Stand, which follow the Jordan Peele-hosted Twilight Zone.

The Russian broadcaster will also have the exclusive rights to two series from CBS Television Studios’ 2018 slate, including ABC’s A Million Little Things and The CW’s In The Dark.

Amedia TV will also take a selection of Showtime programmes, such as Black Monday and Kidding, including library shows such as CalifornicationDexter and House Of Lies

The deal also covers upcoming series Penny Dreadful: City Of Angels and The Loudest Voice, a limited series starring Russell Crowe.

CBS Studios International last week revealed it has sold CBS All Access’ Star Trek spin-off starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard into Amazon Prime Video for global.

Armando Nuñez, president and chief executive officer for CBS Global Distribution Group, said: “This agreement is an example of the scope and range of content CBS can deliver international broadcasters across multiple premium programming brands.

“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.”

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