CBS Drama

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CBS Drama
CBS Drama.png
Launched 16 November 2009 (UK)
3 December 2012 (Pan-Europe)
Owned by CBS Studios International/
AMC Networks International
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Audience share UK:
0.10% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
0.04% (July 2013, Nielsen)
Slogan Be Moved
Broadcast area Europe
Replaced UK: Zone Romantica (2009)
Central & Eastern Europe: Zone Romantica (2012)
Poland: Club TV (2012)
Sister channel(s) AMC
CBS Action
CBS Europa
CBS Reality
Horror Channel
Extreme Sports Channel
Website CBS Drama
Freeview (UK) Channel 74
Freesat (UK) Channel 134
Sky (UK & Ireland) Channel 149
Eutelsat 28A 11343 V 27500 2/3
DStv Channel 134
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 197
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)
FilmOn nu-drama Watch live

CBS Drama is a television channel in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. - home of 'modern US TV classics'.

On 14 September 2009, it was revealed that the international arm of CBS, CBS Studios International, struck a joint venture deal with Chellomedia to launch six CBS-branded channels in the UK during 2009. The new channels would replace Zone Romantica, Zone Thriller, Zone Horror and Zone Reality, plus timeshift services Zone Horror +1 and Zone Reality +1.[1][2] On 1 October 2009, it was announced that CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, CBS Drama and CBS Action would launch on 16 November 2009 replacing Zone Reality, Zone Reality +1, Zone Romantica and Zone Thriller. On 5 April 2010, Zone Horror and Zone Horror +1 were rebranded by Horror Channel and Horror Channel +1, following the rebrand of the portfolio’s other three channels in November 2009.[3]

On 1 August 2012 Chellomedia revealed that all European versions of the Zone Channels would be rebranded into CBS Channels.[4] CBS Drama replaced Zone Romantica on 3 December 2012 (in Poland replaced Club TV).[5]

CBS Reality launched on Freeview on 1 April 2014 followed by CBS Action on 1 October 2014 and as of July 2014, CBS Reality +1, CBS Action, CBS Drama & Horror Channel are available on the YouView platform as part of TalkTalk Plus TV's Entertainment Boost, but were removed from the EPG on 2 June 2015.

CBS Drama broadcasts shows from the UK (such as Bad Girls, Waterloo Road, Footballers Wives), America (Dallas, CSI, Knots Landing), and Australia (Return To Eden, Bondi Rescue).


CBS Drama was available on the free-to-air platform Freesat in 2012, On 27 July 2014 all the CBS channels were available on Youview Talktalk plus TV as part of the entertainment package at no extra cost but they were all removed from the EPG on 2 June 2015. On 2 April 2014 CBS Reality was available on freeview channel 66 followed by CBS Action on 1 October 2014 on channel 70 but moved to channel 64 on 19 February 2015. Horror Channel on freeview on 13 March 2015 on channel 70 and CBS Drama launched on the freeview platform on 1 September 2015, since it's launch it attracts at least 4.5 million viewers since its launch on freeview.

Current programming


Former programming

See also


  1. "CBS FINALChello Zone partnership press release" (DOC). Chello Zone. 2009-09-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "CBS to launch UK channels with Chellomedia". Broadcastnow. 2009-09-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Zone Horror rebrands as Horror Channel". Broadband TV News. 2010-03-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "CBS and Chellomedia take entertainment across EMEA". Broadband TV News. 2012-08-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Kanały CBS w Polsce. Co w ramówce?". 2012-11-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Waterloo Road To Open Its Gates On CBS Drama". CBS Drama. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-05-05.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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