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FOX Networks Group & CBS to Bring Showtime to Southeast Asia


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FOX Networks Group Asia and CBS Corporation have inked a content licensing and trademark agreement for the Showtime brand in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Under the pact, FOX Networks Group Asia viewers will have access to hundreds of hours of Showtime content, including series such as Twin Peaks, as well as I’m Dying Up Here, a new drama executive produced by Jim Carrey, and Smilf, a new comedy from Frankie Shaw. FOX viewers will also have on-demand access to the acclaimed current and back catalogs of premium Showtime programming, including Dexter and Ray Donovan.

“This partnership with CBS Corporation not only cements our position as market leader in the Asia-Pacific for scripted series, but it also demonstrates our commitment to providing world-class content and the best of entertainment to our viewers,” said Keertan Adyanthaya, the executive VP of content and communications at FOX Networks Group Asia. “Showtime is one of TV’s most exciting brands, and we are excited to be able to offer our viewers access to its slate of premium TV including upcoming new dramas and past award-winning scripted series on the platform of their choice, when they want and where they want.”

Armando Nuñez, the president and CEO of CBS Studios International, said: “We are thrilled to partner with FOX to expand the Showtime brand across Southeast Asia. This agreement further demonstrates the global demand for premium, critically-acclaimed content produced by Showtime.”



About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

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