September 15, 2016
By Haridas K.
Amsterdam and Madrid – CBS Studios International and Movistar+ have announced an exclusive licensing agreement in Spain for the linear and SVOD rights to all future SHOWTIME-owned series, as well as current SHOWTIME-owned hits and select library titles.
As part of the new agreement, Movistar+ will become the official home of SHOWTIME programming in Spain, with exclusive use of the SHOWTIME brand and trademark in that territory.
The agreement will kick off with the acclaimed SHOWTIME drama, Billions, which premieres in November on Movistar Series channel, followed by the comedy drama series, I’m Dying Up Here, executive produced by Jim Carrey. Movistar+ will also be home to the much-anticipated return of Twin Peaks and the new limited drama series, Purity, starring Daniel Craig.
The Movistar+ deal builds on CBS’s global expansion strategy for SHOWTIME by distributing its acclaimed programming portfolio and prestigious brand as a bundled offering to leading media companies around the world. Similar exclusive deals have been made over the past 18 months with Sky in Europe, Bell Media in Canada and Stan in Australia.