Sky and CBS have announced a long-term licensing agreement for Sky Atlantic to be the exclusive home to SHOWTIME’s growing portfolio of programming across all its territories in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy.
Previously, Sky has licensed select Showtime content from CBS on a programme by programme basis.
The deal will span all new and future series including Billions, which premiered in the US with the best series debut performance ever for a SHOWTIME original series..
“This is one of the most important content deals Sky has ever agreed, cementing Sky’s position as the market-leader in Europe for world-class drama,” comments Gary Davey, Managing Director, Content, Sky. “We are enormously proud that Sky will be the exclusive home to new SHOWTIME programmes for many years to come, building on a relationship that has grown over time including producing three successful seasons of Penny Dreadful together..”