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ProSiebenSat.1 extends content licensing agreement with CBS Studios International
MUMBAI: European broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG will continue its long-time cooperation with CBS Studios International.
The Group has extended the existing content licensing agreement, thus securing the exclusive TV rights to high-quality series that CBS will produce in the years to come, including the ‘NCIS’ spin off ‘NCIS: New Orleans’.
The broadcasting rights apply to the ProSiebenSat.1 stations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As well as the exclusive free TV rights, the agreement also covers selected pay TV licenses.
Besides ‘NCIS’, the ProSiebenSat.1 Group already holds the exclusive rights to hit CBS series like ‘Elementary’ and ‘Under the Dome’. The contract with CBS also includes the new US science-fiction event series “Extant” from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The series starring Academy Award winner Halle Berry successfully aired on CBS this summer.
ProSiebenSat.1 Media executive VP Group Programming Acquisitions Rüdiger Böss said, “I am delighted to continue our partnership with CBS Studios International. It promises our viewers continued first-class entertainment with the latest hit series. This also strengthens our position among the competition, as strong TV series are crucial for the success of a station.”
CBS Global Distribution Group president, CEO Armando Nuñez said, “Germany is a key international market and we are looking forward to continuing this long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship. ProSiebenSat.1 is a terrific partner with quality channels that have been a great home for CBS programming in German speaking Europe.”
ProSiebenSat.1 has successfully cooperated with CBS Studios International for more than 15 years. ‘NCIS’ is one of the Group’s stations series generating the highest ratings.
The ProSiebenSat.1 Group adds that it has long-term agreements with nearly all major Hollywood studios as well as numerous important production and film companies. In addition to CBS, its partners include among others Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony Pictures International, Twentieth Century Fox, Studiocanal, Constantin Film and Tobis Film.