Russia’s Amedia TV Takes CBSSI Package


CBS Studios International (CBSSI) and the Russian pay-TV and SVOD platform Amedia TV have struck up a new exclusive, multiyear, multi-series content licensing agreement, covering shows such as The Twilight Zone.

Amedia TV will license a variety of CBS All Access original programming, including The Twilight Zone, narrated by Jordan Peele, along with upcoming series Why Women Kill and Stephen King’s The Stand.

From the Showtime portfolio, Amedia TV will bring to Russia Black Monday and Kidding, along with a volume of library programming, including Californication, Dexter and House of Lies. The agreement also covers the upcoming Showtime series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels and limited series The Loudest Voice, starring Russell Crowe.

The Russian broadcaster will have the exclusive rights to two series from CBS Television Studios’ 2018 slate, A Million Little Things, which is broadcast in the U.S. on ABC, and The CW’s In the Dark, along with a selection of future CBS-produced series.

“This agreement is an example of the scope and range of content CBS can deliver international broadcasters across multiple premium programming brands,” said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of CBS Global Distribution Group. “Amedia TV has done a terrific job of broadcasting CBS and Showtime content in the past, and we look forward to them taking on an expanded slate of our programming with this new agreement.”