CBS Studios signs Chello deal

CBS Studios has signed a join venture programming deal with Chellomedia, the producer and distributor of thematic channels.

This is the first international programming deal made by the content arm of US network CBS and is likely to see it provide hundreds of hours of shows for Chellomedia’s channels. According to the Financial Times, while full details of the deal are yet to be disclosed, it is likely to involve the renaming of the Chello channels, with include the Zone channel brands, to include the CBS brand.