CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL AND AMAZON’S LOVEFiLM ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE STREAMING DEAL FOR “UNDER THE DOME” IN THE UK
LONDON AND LOS ANGELES – Sept. 17, 2013 – LOVEFiLM, an Amazon company, and CBS Studios International today announced a licensing agreement to bring the hit TV series Under the Dome to the LOVEFiLM Instant streaming service in the UK.
Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Stephen King and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Under the Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome.
The book earned widespread critical acclaim and #1 bestseller status when it was first published in 2009. Since its launch on U.S. television in June, the show has become the most-watched series of the summer across broadcast and cable, averaging 14.85 million viewers.
As part of the licensing agreement, LOVEFiLM Instant will be the only subscription-based service to stream Under the Dome in the UK. The serialized drama will be available to LOVEFiLM.com members beginning June 2014.
Armando Nuñez, President and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group, said:
“This agreement illustrates the growing opportunities around the world to create additive and complementary ways to monetize our content. We think this event series with addictive, serialized storytelling will have great appeal to subscribers of LOVEFiLM’s terrific service.”
Chris Bird, Director of Content Strategy at LOVEFiLM, said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to add such a quality show with so much pedigree to our already extensive collection of great TV series. Under the Dome is the latest in a line of new and exciting shows that can be found on our streaming service.”
CBS Corporation and Amazon.com, Inc. previously announced a content licensing agreement for Under the Dome in the U.S. on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service, which streams the episodes after their broadcast on the CBS Television Network.
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About CBS Studios International:
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 30 languages across multiple media platforms. The Studio participates in international channel ventures, currently comprised of 22 channels in 20 languages across 87 territories reaching more than 100 million international households. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse line up of formats for local production around the world. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
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