CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW MULTI-SERIES CONTENT LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH TF1 GROUP IN FRANCE
The Agreement Includes New CBS Series “FBI: Most Wanted” and “Evil”
LOS ANGELES and PARIS – August 29, 2019 – CBS Studios International and France’s TF1 Group today announced an exclusive multi-series licensing agreement for new programming from CBS Television Studios.
As part of the agreement, TF1 Group has licensed the new series FBI: MOST WANTED, the Dick Wolf-produced drama starring Julian McMahon; the highly anticipated EVIL, which comes from the award-winning co-creators of THE GOOD FIGHT and “The Good Wife,” Michelle and Robert King; “BH90210,” which stars the cast of the original “Beverly Hills, 90210” reunited to play heightened versions of themselves; and “A Million Little Things,” the #1 new drama on the ABC network, which is produced by ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.*
This agreement also covers broadcasting rights for the very popular “CSI” franchise on the TF1 Group’s channels.
Fabrice Bailly, Acquisitions and Programs Director TF1 Group: “This agreement strengthens an historic partnership with CBS that started with the iconic franchise CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. We are very excited to soon offer the French public new and highly anticipated series.”
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with TF1, giving French audiences access to our bold slate of network series,” said Barry Chamberlain, President of Sales for CBS Studios International. “This agreement demonstrates how we continue to monetize our programming by delivering an incredible array of powerful new content to top broadcasters around the globe.”
About CBS Studios International
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The division distributes programming from CBS Television Studios created for the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access and other platforms, as well as content from CBS Television Distribution, Showtime Networks, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. The Studio participates in a number of international channel ventures, including owning and operating Network 10 in Australia and also exports a diverse line-up of formats for local production. CBS Studios International has 13 offices around the world, including its base in Los Angeles and EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five unencrypted channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). The Group is adding a highly effective digital dimension to our channels on MYTF1, and video-on-demand offers via MYTF1VOD and TFOU MAX. The TF1 Group is also present in the production and distribution of content, mainly via Newen, through which it aims to accelerate international expansion of its production and distribution activities.
The TF1 Group has extended its digital footprint, in particular through the acquisition of the aufeminin group in April 2018. This led to the creation of its digital division Unify build around well-known brands such as Marmiton, MyLittleParis and Doctissimo, all of which support strong, engaged communities. This has enhanced the Group’s offer and its ability to deploy federating, complementary special-interest themes to reach all audiences, especially women and millennials. The TF1 Group has created a large range of businesses in key entertainment and leisure fields, with TF1 Entertainment (board games, music and live show production, licences and publishing) ; the film industry with TF1 Films Production and TF1 Studio. The TF1 Group currently has a presence in 10 countries and employs 3,135 people.
*In adults 18-49.