In the run-up to next week’s TV content market Mipcom, CBS Studios Intl. and Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 Group have inked a multi-year extension of their content licensing agreement that will bring CBS’s programming to ProSiebenSat.1 channels throughout German-speaking Europe.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
ProSiebenSat.1 channels air CBS series such as “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angelees,” “Elementary,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Under the Dome.” As part of the latest pact, ProSiebenSat.1 will also have rights to the event series “Extant,” starring Halle Berry, as well as other CBS series such as “NCIS: New Orleans,” the newest show in the “NCIS” franchise. “NCIS: New Orleans” recently debuted with 17.2 million viewers in the U.S., making it the most-watched new series during premiere week. Its second broadcast retained 95% of its premiere week audience.
“Germany is a key international market, and we are looking forward to continuing this long-standing, mutually beneficial relationship,” said Armando Nunez, president and chief executive officer, CBS Global Distribution Group. “ProSieben is a terrific partner with quality channels that have been a great home for CBS programming in German-speaking Europe.”
Ruediger Boess, executive VP group programming acquisitions, ProSiebenSat.1 Media, said, “This strengthens our position among the competition, as strong TV series are crucial for the success of a station.”