CBS Reality

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CBS Reality
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Launched 16 November 2009 (UK)
3 December 2012 (Pan-Europe)
Owned by CBS Studios International/
AMC Networks International
Picture format 576i 16:9/4:3 (SDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.11% (+1) (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)

0.10% (July 2013, Nielsen)
Slogan Be Extraordinary
Language English
Replaced Zone Reality
Sister channel(s) AMC
CBS Action
CBS Drama
CBS Europa
Horror Channel
Extreme Sports Channel
Outdoor Channel
Timeshift service CBS Reality +1
Website CBS Reality UK
CBS Reality Europe & MENA
CBS Reality Poland
Freeview (UK) Channel 66
Channel 67 (+1)
Freesat Channel 135
Channel 136 (+1)
Sky Channel 146
Channel 246 (+1)
Astra 2F 11344 V 27500 5/6
11344 V 27500 5/6 (+1)
DStv (South Africa) Channel 132
Tata Sky (India) Channel 217
beIN (MENA) Channel 162
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 148
Channel 201 (+1)
WightFibre (UK) Channel 20 (+1)
Ziggo (Netherlands) Channel 132
UPC (Poland) Channel 392
UPC (Romania) Digital with DVR
Channel 303
Channel 43
BNet Croatia Channel S26
ZON Multimédia and Cabovisão (Portugal) Channel 19
RCS & RDS (Romania) Channel 28
Conn-x TV (Greece) Channel 21
CAIW (Nederland) Channel 137
UPC (Austria) Channel 647
Naxoo (Switzerland) Channel 224
On Telecoms (Greece) Channel 85
Hot (Israel) Channel 48
Com Hem (Sweden) Channel 71
Open IPTV(Bosnia and Herzegovina) Channel 652
Vodafone Casa TV (Portugal) Channel 112
Moja TV(Bosnia and Herzegovina) Channel 013
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)
FilmOn Watch live
Watch live (+1)
Ziggo GO (Netherlands only)

CBS Reality is a reality television channel which broadcasts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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 as 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 the European version of Zone Reality would be rebranded into CBS Reality as well.[4] In Europe CBS Reality replaced Zone Reality on 3 December 2012.[5]

As of 2 April 2014, CBS Reality is available on Freeview (on channel 66) and Freesat (on channel 135) in the United Kingdom. A timeshift channel, CBS Reality +1, was available on YouView (TalkTalk Plus TV) channel 484 as of 27 July 2014, but was removed on 2 June 2015.


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  1. ^ "CBS FINALChello Zone partnership press release". Chello Zone. 2009-09-14. Archived from the original (DOC) on 2011-07-24. 
  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. ^ "Rebranded CBS channels set to launch". Broadband TV News. 2012-10-30. 

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