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CBS signs deal with TV2, ProSiebenSat.1

NCIS New Orleans

NCIS New Orleans

CBS Studios International has widened the terms of its programming deal with TV2, which will give the Norwegian free-to-air broadcaster new CBS series including Madam Secretary.

The political drama recently bowed on CBS in the US, winning 13.8 million viewers. Other new series covered by the volume deal include Scorpion. It will also have new seasons of existing shows including Under the Dome.

The reworked deal between CBS and TV2 gives the Norwegian broadcaster right to show programming on its subscription video-on-demand platform Sumo as well as the core linear channel.

It is the second major programming deal agreed by CBSSI this week, after the distributor announced a volume deal with Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1.

Nina Lorgen Flemmen, director of acquisitions, TV2 Norway, said: “TV 2 and CBS Studios International have a long history together, and we are excited to continue the long tradition. We are also excited to be able to offer these shows on our OTT platform SUMO.”

Barry Chamberlain, president of sales, CBSSI, said: “In today’s digital world, audiences consume content in many different ways, and this deal demonstrates CBS’s commitment to provide our partners with world-class programming across all platforms.”

Nina Lorgen Flemmen, director of acquisitions, TV2 Norway, said: “TV 2 and CBS Studios International have a long history together, and we are excited to continue the long tradition. We are also excited to be able to offer these shows on our OTT platform SUMO.”

Separately, Germany-based broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has extended its output deal with CBS Studios International, an agreement that hands it rights to Halle Berry series Extant and the latest incarnation of procedural NCIS.

The multiyear agreement gives ProSiebenSat.1 channels throughout German-speaking Europe shows including CBS ratings hit Extant and NCIS: New Orleans (pictured), which recently debuted to 17.2 million viewers in the US.

Rüdiger Böss, executive vice president, group programming acquisitions, ProSiebenSat.1 Media, said the deal “promises our viewers continued first-class entertainment with the latest hit series”.

ProSiebenSat.1 already plays CBS shows including Under the Dome, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Elementary and Hawaii Five-0.

CBSSI, the global sales wing of US broadcast network CBS, last week secured a sale of another ratings-drawing new series, Scorpion. The show went to the UK’s ITV2.