CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES FIRST-WINDOW LICENSING RIGHTS FOR "ZOO" WITH TOP INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS
U.S. Series Based on the #1 Bestselling Novel by James Patterson
LOS ANGELES and LONDON - June 30, 2015 - CBS Studios International announced today that it has licensed first-window broadcast rights of ZOO with top broadcasters from around the world. The U.S. drama is produced by CBS Television Studios and is based on James Patterson's bestselling #1 novel of the same name.
International television networks that have licensed the show include Sky 1/UK, ProSiebenSat.1 Group/Germany, TF1/France, CTV/Canada, RAI/Italy, Mediaset España/Spain, Network Ten/Australia, M-Net/Pan-Africa, yes/Israel, AXN/India, FX/Turkey, DR3/Denmark, TV 2/Norway, nc+/Poland and MTV/Finland. Exact airdates will vary by country.
"Two years ago, CBS created the summer event television genre, producing UNDER THE DOME, followed by EXTANT, with both generating a tremendous amount of interest in the U.S. and internationally," said Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. "Building on this success, we are thrilled to have ZOO join our roster of high-quality, scripted event programming, and we look forward to presenting the series to broadcast audiences around the world."
ZOO is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. As the assaults become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, the story becomes a race to unlock the mystery of the global pandemic before it's too late.
ZOO is produced by CBS Television Studios. Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Michael Katleman, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout and Steve Bowen, will serve as executive producers. The show premieres tonight in the U.S. on the CBS Television Network.
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 18 channels in 24 languages across more than 100 territories, reaching more than 70 million households worldwide. CBS Studios International also exports a diverse lineup 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.