U.S. Series is Based on Stephen King novel and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television

 

CBS Studios International announced today a deal for the exclusive broadcast rights of Under the Dome with Channel 5 in the UK. The U.S. drama, which is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, is based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name and will air on Channel 5 in the autumn.

 

“Under the Dome is a very unique and highly anticipated summer television event in the U.S.,” said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. “We’re excited to be working with Channel 5 to bring this high quality CBS production to UK audiences.”

 

“We are thrilled to be bringing this unmissable drama event to our viewers later this year,” said Katie Keenan, Head of Acquisitions at Channel 5. “Stephen King, the master of mystery and suspense, transports the viewer into a world of intrigue, drama and action.”

 

Under the Dome tells the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. Under the Dome earned widespread critical acclaim and #1 best-seller status when it was first published by Simon & Schuster’s Scribner in 2009 and was an Amazon.com bestseller in both Books and Kindle Books in 2009.

 

About CBS Studios International

 

CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 30 languages across multiple media platforms. The Studio participates in international channel ventures, currently comprised of 22 channels in 20 languages across 87 territories reaching more than 100 million international households. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse line up of formats for local production around the world. The division distributes content from CBS Television Studios, CBS Television Distribution, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.

 

Press Contacts:

 

Jennifer Weingroff

CBS Studios International

+ 1 3235755460

jennifer.weingroff@cbs.com

 

Luke Fredberg

CBS Studios International

+ 44 (0) 20 7021 1099

luke.fredberg@cbs.com

 

About Channel 5

 

The channel launched as Britain’s fifth and final terrestrial broadcaster in March 1997. In July 2010, the network was sold to British media powerhouse Northern & Shell and it currently attracts well over 40 million viewers a month. We were the only terrestrial commercial family of channels and only terrestrial commercial channel to have grown year on year in 2012. Channel 5 is the destination for must see entertainment, sport, documentary, children’s, drama, film and news output. Pivotal channel programming includes a diverse mix to attract viewers of all ages, including the Extraordinary People and Revealed strands, The Hotel Inspector, Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Wedding Planner, My Secret Past, Big Body Squad, Benidorm ER, Killers Behind Bars, Home & Away, Neighbours, 5 News as well as the award winning children’s strand, Milkshake! Channel 5 is the terrestrial home of all England Cricket summer Internationals. Channel 5’s successful drama franchises include CSI, The Mentalist, Justified, Sons of Anarchy and Once Upon A Time. For more information visit www.channel5.com

 

Press Contact:

 

Amy Vickery

Outside Organisation at Channel 5

+ 44 (0)20 8612 7699

amy.vickery@outside-org.co.uk

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