CBSSI Sells The Late Late Show to Chinese Streaming Platform


CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has secured an exclusive licensing agreement for The Late Late Show with James Corden with the Chinese streaming platform iQIYI.

The deal between CBSSI and iQIYI marks the first time that The Late Late Show with James Corden will be available in China. Both current and past episodes of the show will be able to be streamed on iQIYI.

James Corden took over hosting duties for The Late Late Show in March 2015. The Corden-hosted show, which has featured such guests as Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and David Beckham, has developed a large presence on YouTube. Its Carpool Karaoke segment has proven particularly popular with viewers.

“It’s exciting to join forces with iQIYI to bring the supreme talent of James Corden and the star power of his guests to Chinese audiences,” said Armando Nuñez, the president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group. “Mobile viewing dominates iQIYI’s subscriber base, making it the perfect platform for The Late Late Show’s inventive content and viral moments.”

An iQIYI spokesperson commented: “We are more than delighted to bring The Late Late Show to our platform. We believe the one and only James Corden will also be well recognized by millions of Chinese audiences. iQIYI is always seeking to provide premium entertainment programming to our users. We want to collaborate and partner with CBS Studios International as it is one of the leading international content providers.”

Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe, executive producers for The Late Late Show with James Corden, added: “We are so honored and excited that our show is now available in China. We hope people enjoy watching it as much as we enjoy making it.”