Six CBS-branded channels will launch in the UK later this year after the US giant�s international arm struck a joint venture deal with multichannel operator Chellomedia.
The new channels will replace Zone Romantica, Zone Thriller, Zone Horror and Zone Reality, plus Zone Horror+1 and Zone Reality+1, although their new themed brands have not been revealed.
They will air programming from CBS Studios International�s catalogue of more than 70,000 hours of drama, reality and long form content, including Dynasty and the original re-mastered series of Star Trek. The channels will also acquire third party programming.
Chellomedia�s international broadcaster arm, Chello Zone has agreed a 50/50 joint venture with CBS International and will continue to operate the channels.