CBS Licenses Showtime Programming to Sky

CBS Corp. signed a long-term licensing agreement with Sky making Sky Atlantic the exclusive home of Showtime programming across a big chunk of Europe.

Sky had previously licensed Showtime programming on a show-by-show basis.

The deal includes new and future Showtime series including Billions and the upcoming return of Twin Peaks. Also included are current shows such as Ray Donovan and The Affair, as well as on-demand access to the Showtime catalog including CalifornicationDexter and Nurse Jackie.

CBS said this is the largest and most expansive international deal to date for Showtime and its first deal that spans multiple European territories.

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