'Late Late Show With James Corden' Sells to German TV

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Each episode will air within 24 hours of the show’s U.S. broadcast and in English without German dubbing.

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CBS Studios International has struck a licensing deal with German commercial network RTL II to carry The Late Late Show With James Corden.

The CBS late-night show will air on RTL II’s new digital network RTL II You, which launched May 31 with a combination of linear TV and VOD programming targeting millennials.

Each episode will air within 24 hours of the show’s U.S. broadcast and in its original form without German dubbing.

"The Late Late Show With James Corden is creating a lot of attention and acclaim in the U.S. and internationally," said Armando Nunez, president and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group. “The show has redefined late-night broadcasting to the digital generation, and we look forward to giving German audiences access to what is undoubtedly the ultimate late-night afterparty.”

The RTL II parent network has zeroed in on millennials in its acquisition of U.S. programming, with shows such as The Walking Dead and The Vice Reports, a newsmagazine produced by the obsessively youth-oriented Vice Media company. 

Commenting on the Late Late Show deal, Nadja Raoufi, senior vp program acquisitions and new channel development at RTL II, said that the show “perfectly complements the portfolio on RTL II You and hits the mark among our young target group.”

The Late Late Show is produced by CBS Television Productions, with Ben Winston and Rob Crabbe serving as executive producers. It is distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.

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