CBS Partners with Amedia TV In Russia to Carry All Access Programming

CBS has made a major new content licensing agreement in Russia.

In a press release last week, CBS Studios International announced that they would be partnering with leading Russian pay TV and streaming video-on-demand (or SVOD) service, Amedia TV. The agreement will run for multiple years and is exclusive.

As part of the agreement, CBS will license select titles from the CBS All Access range of shows, and select other CBS-produced shows including those from Showtime, and those that in the US are broadcast on other channels such as ABC and The CW.

Among the shows in the agreement are:

  • The Twilight Zone, Why Women Kill, and Stephen King’s The Stand, from CBS All Access,

  • Californication, Dexter, and House of Lies from Showtime,

  • A Million Little Things, currently broadcast in the US on ABC, and

  • In the Dark, from The CW

Armando Nunez, President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Global Distribution Group said of the deal, “This agreement is an example of the scope and range of content CBS can deliver international broadcasters across multiple premium programming brands.”

Notably absent from the deal are Star Trek series Discovery, which is licensed to Netflix outside North America, and Star Trek: Picard, which is licensed to Amazon Prime Video.

Alison Pitt