Los Angeles, California – CBS Studios International and French broadcaster TF1 announced a licensing deal for the exclusive first window, free-to-air broadcast rights to CSI: CYBER. The new cyber-crime drama is the latest spinoff of the highly successful global television franchise CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.

Since 2001, TF1 has been the home of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION in France, where it has grown to become a flagship series on the TF1 schedule. Internationally, the franchise has been licensed to more than 200 markets, and is one of the most-watched shows in the world.

“TF1 has been a valuable partner to us over the years, making a significant contribution to the global success of the CSI franchise,” said Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Global Distribution Group said. “So it’s only natural that TF1’s schedule is the perfect home for CSI: CYBER, giving its audiences more of the drama and excitement they expect from this hit franchise.”

“The CSI franchise is a French audience favourite on TF1, with huge ratings,” said Fabrice Bailly, TF1 Head of Programming. “We are excited by the latest spinoff CSI: CYBER from our partner CBS Studios International and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The cast and crew from the new show are amazing and it promises to be a lot of fun.”