“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” TO PREMIERE ON LINEAR TELEVISION ON E4 IN THE U.K. AS PART OF NEW DEAL BETWEEN CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL AND CHANNEL 4
New Content Licensing Agreement to Also Include the U.K. Launch of
“Man with a Plan,” Starring Golden Globe Winner Matt LeBlanc
CANNES, LOS ANGELES and LONDON – Oct. 15, 2019 – CBS Studios International and Channel 4 announced today a content licensing agreement for the linear television premiere of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY in the United Kingdom, as well as the U.K. launch of the CBS comedy MAN WITH A PLAN, starring Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc, for E4.
The acclaimed STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, which streams on CBS’ premium subscription service CBS All Access in the U.S., and MAN WITH PLAN, starring Matt LeBlanc, will launch on E4 in 2020.
According to Barry Chamberlain, President of Sales, CBS Studios International, “We’re excited to bring the linear television rights for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY to the international market and launch in the U.K. with our valued friends at Channel 4. This agreement features the best of both worlds – premium subscription content from a global franchise and a very popular network comedy from America’s Most-Watched Network. Channel 4 is already a licensee for several of our top-rated franchises, including THE GOOD FIGHT and CHARMED, and we are confident they will have continued success with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and MAN WITH A PLAN.”
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.
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