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Showtime heads to Asia in Fox Networks deal

CBS Corporation has secured a content licensing deal with Fox Networks Group Asia that will send its Showtime brand through various territories in Asia. Under the deal, Fox Networks Group Asia ...
June 1, 2017

CBS Corporation has secured a content licensing deal with Fox Networks Group Asia that will send its Showtime brand through various territories in Asia.

Under the deal, Fox Networks Group Asia viewers across Taiwain, Hong Kong and South East Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand) will have access to Showtime’s entire on-demand and content catalog.

Showtime’s unscripted catalog includes The Circus: Inside the Biggest Story on Earth, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg‘s Weiner, Laura PoitrasRisk (pictured), Alex Gibney‘s Zero Days, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi‘s Meru and Nanette Burstein‘s Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee.

The Asia deal marks the first time Showtime’s content portfolio and trademark has been licensed to a media company in South East Asia and follows similar agreements for the channel brand with Canal+ Group in France; Sky UK, Germany and Italy; Bell Canada; Stan Australia; and Movistar Spain.

“We are thrilled to partner with Fox to expand the Showtime brand across South East Asia,” said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO at CBS Studios International, in a statement. “This agreement further demonstrates the global demand for premium, critically-acclaimed content produced by Showtime.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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