CBS Action will be available on Freeview for the first time from the 1st October. It will launch on Freeview channel 90.
Chief Business Development Officer Tanya Gugenheim said “following the successful launch of CBS Reality on DTT in April, we are excited that CBS Action is now also going to be available to Freeview homes. CBS Action showcases the best in action dramas and sci-fi, so a really great fit with the Freeview audience”.
CBS Action launched on Sky and Virgin Media back in 2009.
The first CBS-branded TV channels in the UK will launch on the 16th November. The three channels have been named as CBS Action, CBS Drama and CBS Reality.
As this is a deal with Chellomedia who own the Zone-branded channels Broadcast Now reports “Zone Reality and +1 will become CBS Reality and +1; Zone Romantica will become CBS Drama; and Zone Thriller will become CBS Action. The Zone Horror channel and its +1 will remain as it is for now”.
The new channels will air programming from the CBS Studios catalogue such as Dr Phil and Star Trek, as well as third-party programmes.
CBS Drama and CBS Action won’t be available on Virgin Media from launch, but CBS Reality will.