CBSSI Signs Format Deals on Carpool Karaoke & More


CBS Studios International (CBSSI) has landed licensing agreements for a number of formats.

Wheel of Fortune was licensed to EAP Broadcasting Company in Sri Lanka and Kurdmax TV in Iraqi Kurdistan. It is the first time a game-show format has been purchased by an Iraqi Kurdistani broadcaster. TVP, Poland’s largest linear channel, and Discovery Network in Finland also acquired the format rights for Wheel of Fortune.

The Charisma Group in the Middle East acquired the format rights to entertainment newsmagazine The Insider. The series will be broadcast across Arabic-speaking territories on Dubai TV and will cover the day’s entertainment breaking news, as well as the latest in fashion, music, television, film and world events. Charisma Group is also the producer of the local version of CBS’s entertainment magazine show Entertainment Tonight.

Carpool Karaoke will see a local production rolled out across the Middle East as well. M for Media FZ will be producing the series for Dubai TV and digital platform

The format for the medical talk show The Doctors was licensed for the first time to GMG Production in Moldova for broadcast on Canal 2. It will also premiere on Astro TV in Malaysia.

“CBS continues to supply broadcasters across the globe with engaging and exciting formats,” said Paul Gilbert, the senior VP of international formats at CBS Studios International. “These new series are terrific examples of how formats can be adapted and reimagined for any international audiences.”