CBS Studios Int’l, Netflix Strike Euro Licensing Deal

CBS Studios International said it has reached a multi-territory licensing deal with online video giant Netflix for CBS and Showtime series like Ray Donovan and Dexter in six European markets and the Netherlands.

The agreement also gives Netflix exclusive first-window rights to the Showtime series Penny Dreadful in these markets.

In addition to Ray Donovan and Dexter, as part of the deal, CBS Studios International has also licensed to Netflix early seasons of current series Elementary, Under The Dome, Deadwood and Jericho.

“We're excited to have CBS’s world-class programming and Showtime’s acclaimed original series be part of Netflix’s launch in these territories," said CBS Global Distribution Group president and CEO Armando Nuñez in a statement.

In addition to the Netherlands, territories included in the agreement are for Netflix in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg.