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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.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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