CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL AND SKY U.K. ANNOUNCE NEW, EXPANDED MULTI-YEAR, MULTISERIES LICENSING AGREEMENT
New Agreement to Include CBS Hit Freshman Series “FBI,” Along with Additional Seasons of “Madam Secretary,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Elementary” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden”
AMSTERDAM and LONDON – Dec. 3, 2018 – CBS Studios International and Sky in the U.K. today announced a new, expanded licensing agreement for CBS programming, including the new fall drama FBI, along with some of the most successful U.S. series on Sky: HAWAII FIVE-0, ELEMENTARY and MADAM SECRETARY.
The agreement also secures Sky as the home of THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN on U.K. television, with the exclusive weekly highlights series announced in February this year continuing on Sky One.
Additionally, the new agreement will see the return of audience favorites HAWAII FIVE-0, currently a top 10 series on Sky One, along with MADAM SECRETARY and ELEMENTARY, which both broadcast on Sky Witness and continue to rate as top 10 series on the channel.
“For many years, we have successfully delivered Sky a slate of broad, powerful, advertiser-friendly series,” said Stephen Tague, Executive Vice President, Client Relations, EMEA, for CBS Studios International. “We think FBI is a terrific addition to the Sky schedule, building on the consistency and reliability that broadcasters have come to expect from CBS programming.”
FBI is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is from Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the “Law & Order” franchise. It is CBS’ #1 new series in the U.S., averaging nearly 13 million viewers.
Dick Wolf, Rick Eid, Derek Haas, Terry Miller, Norberto Barba, Arthur W. Forney and Peter Jankowski executive produce FBI for Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios and Wolf Entertainment. FBI is distributed internationally 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 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 Network 10 in Australia and also exports a diverse line-up 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.