CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL AND TURKEY’S DIGITURK ANNOUNCE NEW CONTENT LICENSING AGREEMENT
Agreement Includes the Entire 2018-2019 Fall Slate, Including “FBI” and
“A Million Little Things,” Along with Current Series “SEAL Team,” “Instinct” and “SMILF”
LOS ANGELES and ISTANBUL – July 5, 2018 – CBS Studios International and Turkey’s largest digital pay TV platform, Digiturk, announced today a new, exclusive, multiplatform, multi-series content licensing agreement.
As part of the agreement, Digiturk’s portfolio of entertainment channels will broadcast exclusively the entire slate of new series from CBS Studios International, including programming created for the CBS Television Network, The CW and the acclaimed U.S. premium cable network SHOWTIME .
New series that will be available to Digiturk subscribers include the Dick Wolf-produced drama FBI; CBS comedies HAPPY TOGETHER and NEIGHBORHOOD; The CW’s “Charmed” reboot; the SHOWTIME limited series ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA; and “A Million Little Things,” which has been created for the ABC Network.
“This is a significant agreement in an important market with a major multiplatform provider,” said Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Studios International. “The depth and breadth of our new slate of programming gives broadcasters like Digiturk the opportunity to grow subscriptions and audiences across all its platforms.”
“As the leading pay TV platform and the pioneer of the sector in Turkey, we’re very pleased to sign this significant licensing agreement with world-renowned CBS Studios. This deal is a continuation of the wide-ranging investments we’re making worldwide to enrich our portfolio of content to offer the very best quality and most compelling entertainment to our valued subscribers,” said Yousef Al-Obaidly, Chief Executive Officer, Digiturk.
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 Ten Network Holdings Australia 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.
Digiturk, founded in 1999, is the leading and largest Pay TV operator in Turkey. The company offers a premium mix of leading sports and entertainment content via hundreds of channels to subscribers and has an unparalleled network across the country. The company was the first to provide digital Pay TV in Turkey and has the strongest content offering in the market. Backed by its rich content and technological expertise, Digiturk is an international platform serving Turkish subscribers all around the world. Since 2016, Digiturk has been operating under the roof of the beIN MEDIA GROUP, one of the world's largest international broadcasting organizations, operating in 43 continents in 5 continents.
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