CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH SKY U.K. FOR AN EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS SERIES OF “THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN”
LOS ANGELES, LONDON and AMSTERDAM – Feb. 21, 2018 – CBS Studios International has announced today a licensing agreement with Sky in the U.K. for a new and exclusive weekly highlights series of THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. The one-hour show will be broadcast each Tuesday on Sky One, beginning in early March.
Produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73, the new series will bring together THE LATE LATE SHOW’s best parts of the week. This includes interviews with celebrity guests from the worlds of film, TV, music and sports; musical acts; games; sketches; and the viral hit segments “Carpool Karaoke,” “Drop The Mic” and “Crosswalk The Musical.”
In addition, the agreement includes access for Sky TV and NOW TV subscribers to full episodes of the weeknight talk show on demand, one day after its broadcast in the U.S.
“THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN has redefined late night television, producing incredible broadcast and social content that have helped turn the series into a global success,” said Stephen Tague, Executive Vice President, Europe, CBS Studios International. “This agreement builds on our terrific partnership with Sky, bringing the best of CBS content to U.K. audiences.”
“We are delighted to be able to make a ‘best of week’ highlights show for the U.K. and continue our great relationship with Sky,” said Ben Winston, executive producer of THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN and co-director of production company Fulwell 73.
THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN is produced by CBS Television Studios, with Fulwell 73. Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe serve as executive producers. The series is distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.
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 content from CBS Television Studios, 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 and also exports a diverse lineup 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.
Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 23 million customers across seven countries - UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. The company had annual reported revenues of £12.9 billion in 2016/17, and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with an annual programming spend of around £7 billion.
From exclusive partnerships with HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. to Sky Original Productions, Sky offers the best and broadest range of content along with the best viewing experience to suit each and every customer. Whether that’s through the multi-award winning next generation box, Sky Q, or Sky’s contract-free online streaming service, NOW TV, customers have access to the latest movies, drama, sports and kids entertainment wherever and whenever they like. This is all supported by Sky’s best in class customer service.
Sky’s success is not just based on what the company does but how it does it. Three new major commitments have been launched for Sky’s corporate campaign Sky Ocean Rescue; the reduction of our own single-use plastics by 2020; an investment fund of £25 million over five years in technology solutions; and support of marine protected areas across our markets.
Sky has over 31,000 employees and is listed as one of The Times Top 50 employers for women, as well as being recognised in the Stonewall list of Top 50 LGBT-inclusive employers. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).
About Fulwell 73
Fulwell 73 is run by lifelong friends Ben Winston, Leo Pearlman, Ben Turner, Gabe Turner, and James Corden, and strives to make top-quality television, digital and film productions.
Fulwell 73’s television slate is extensive, including the multi Emmy winning “The Late Late Show with James Corden” for CBS, which boasts 3.9 billion “Youtube” views and is broadcast nightly in over 150 territories. They are also the producers of Apple’s first ever television show, “Carpool Karaoke: The Series” as well as TBS’s new show “Drop the Mic.” They recently produced "Bruno Mars; 24k Magic Live at the Apollo” for CBS, as well as a brand new prime time music show for BBC 1 in the UK. Their new show for Comedy Central in the UK, “Roast Battle” was the highest rated show in the channels history, and they were recently announced as the new producers behind the important television night, "Stand Up To Cancer." From musicians to comedians, Fulwell 73 have a history of making top quality shows with some of the world’s top talent; Justin Bieber, David Beckham, James Corden, One Direction, Sam Smith, and Jack Whitehall to name but a few.
However their first project which brought the company to the public’s attention was on film. In September 2007 they released their debut theatrical feature “In the Hands of the Gods” (Lionsgate). The film received great critical acclaim, opened on more screens than any other UK-made documentary and appeared in cinemas around the world. Since then, Fulwell 73 has had many theatrical film releases including the most successful sports documentary of all time, ”The Class of 92” (Universal Pictures); the huge box office hit “One Direction 3D: This is Us” (Sony/Columbia); and the bestselling independent film of Q4 2014 “Guvnors” (Metrodome). Last year they unveiled the eagerly anticipated “I Am Bolt,” a cinematic sports documentary about the athlete Usain Bolt which was released globally by Universal and are currently in production on the first official feature documentary on Motown with Universal Music Group.
As well as being nominated for Production Company of the Year at the Edinburgh TV Festival Awards, and winning Brit Awards, Emmys, Critics Choice Awards and MTV Moonmen, this year they were named in the world's top 20 “reality producers" by Variety Magazine, and named as the 8th most innovative company in Hollywood by Fast Magazine, with Disney and Hulu placed at 6th and 7th.
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