cbs-actionCBS Action, which is owned by CBS Studios International and AMC Networks International – Zone (formerly Chello Zone), today announced that it is expanding its reach by launching on the UK’s biggest free-to-air digital television provider, Freeview.
It is currently carried on Sky channel 148, Freesat channel 137 and Virgin channel 192. This carriage deal will enable CBS Action to reach 9 out of 10 households, on channel number 70 from 1st October 2014.

CBS Action programming highlights include flagship series such as the world’s most- watched TV show* NCIS and Star Trek: Next Generation, with digitally re-mastered episodes. The autumn schedule will also include the digitally re-mastered Star Trek: The Original Series exclusively available on the channel, and other CBS Action classics such as The Streets of San Francisco, Nash Bridges, Hawaii Five-0 and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Tanya Gugenheim, Chief of Business Development, AMCNI – Zone 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.”

Guy North, Marketing Communications Director, Freeview said: “The launch of CBS Action is great addition to our existing channel lineup. The channel will give Freeview homes even more entertainment programmes, without the need to pay a monthly subscription.”

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