CBSSI Licenses Bull, MacGyver & Doubt into Spain


AMSTERDAM/MADRID: CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has closed a multi-season licensing deal with FOX Networks Group (FNG) Iberia for the exclusive basic pay-TV rights in Spain and Portugal to Bull and MacGyver, along with the exclusive basic TV rights in Spain for new mid-season series Doubt.

The agreement also extends FNG Iberia’s licensing rights to the iconic series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Hawaii Five-0 and NCIS: Los Angeles. Bull made its U.S. debut on CBS with 20.5 million viewers tuning in, making it the season’s number one drama. MacGyver premiered as Friday’s most-watched program in the U.S., drawing 10.73 million viewers. Doubt, which stars Katherine Heigl, will debut mid-season.

“There is great excitement for our new slate of programming, with Bull debuting in the U.S. as the season’s number one new drama and MacGyver the number two new drama,” said Armando Nuñez, the president and CEO of CBSSI. “These new series have all the elements of CBS’s world-class dramas, including dynamic casts, big characters and compelling stories told by the best producers in the industry.”

“We are very satisfied with our agreement with CBS Studios International to premiere these great series in Spain and Portugal,” said Vera Pereira, the senior VP and managing director of FNG Iberia.“We are committed to bringing premium content to our audiences and affiliates, as close as possible to their release date in the U.S., and these series are exactly what we seek in terms of high-quality entertainment values, powerful storytelling, great talent and strong brand values.”