CBS Drama

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CBS Drama
CBS Drama.png
Launched 16 November 2009 (UK)
3 December 2012 (Pan-Europe)
Owned by CBS Studios International/
AMC Networks International
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Audience share 0.1% (UK) (June 2014 (2014-06), BARB)
0.04% (PL) (July 2013, Nielsen)
Slogan Be Moved
Broadcast area Europe
Replaced UK: Zone Romantica (2009)
Central & Eastern Europe: Zone Club (2012)
Sister channel(s) CBS Action
CBS Europa
CBS Reality
Horror Channel
Website CBS Drama
Freesat UK Channel 134
Sky UK & Ireland Channel 149
Eutelsat 28A 11344 V 27500 2/3
Virgin Media UK Channel 197
Smallworld Cable UK Channel 158

CBS Drama is a television channel in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. - home of 'modern US TV classics'.

On 14 September 2009, it was revealed that the international arm of CBS, CBS Studios International, struck a joint venture deal with Chellomedia to launch six CBS-branded channels in the UK during 2009. The new channels would replace Zone Romantica, Zone Thriller, Zone Horror and Zone Reality, plus timeshift services Zone Horror +1 and Zone Reality +1.[1][2] On 1 October 2009, it was announced that CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, CBS Drama and CBS Action would launch on 16 November 2009 replacing Zone Reality, Zone Reality +1, Zone Romantica and Zone Thriller. On 5 April 2010, Zone Horror and Zone Horror +1 were rebranded by Horror Channel and Horror Channel +1, following the rebrand of the portfolio’s other three channels in November 2009.[3]

On 1 August 2012 Chellomedia revealed that all European versions of the Zone Channels would be rebranded into CBS Channels.[4] CBS Drama replaced Zone Romantica on 3 December 2012 (in Poland replaced Club TV).[5]

CBS Drama currently broadcasts shows from the CBS archive as well as the archives of other American television networks, including: Dallas, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Judge Judy. It also broadcasts UK drama series.

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  1. ^ "CBS FINALChello Zone partnership press release" (DOC). Chello Zone. 2009-09-14. 
  2. ^ "CBS to launch UK channels with Chellomedia". Broadcastnow. 2009-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Zone Horror rebrands as Horror Channel". Broadband TV News. 2010-03-31. 
  4. ^ "CBS and Chellomedia take entertainment across EMEA". Broadband TV News. 2012-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Kanały CBS w Polsce. Co w ramówce?". 2012-11-30. 
  6. ^ "Waterloo Road To Open Its Gates On CBS Drama". CBS Drama. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 

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