BeIN Media Group Licenses CBS, CW Shows

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The multiyear deal covers such series as 'MacGyver,' 'Bull,' 'Salvation,' 'The Good Fight' and 'The Late Late Show With James Corden.'

CBS Corp.'s CBS Studios International unit has strick a licensing agreement with Middle Eastern entertainment company beIN Media Group covering CBS and The CW programming.

For the first time, beIN's portfolio of entertainment channels will air such hit CBS series as MacGyver, Bull and Salvation, CBS All Access original The Good Fight, as well as The Late Late Show With James Corden.

The deal also covers the first-window rights to a selection of CBS' and The CW’s new slate of series, which will be available to beIN subscribers day-and-date with the U.S. debuts. Those include new crime drama Instinct, starring Alan Cumming, military series Seal Team, starring David Boreanaz, and The CW’s Valor.

"This agreement also enables beIN to stack CBS content on the beIN on-demand platform," the companies said. "beIN subscribers will be able to watch CBS series as and when they want, as part of their subscription (SVOD service), catch up on it in case they missed any important episode and also watch box sets of their ?favorite series."

Financial terms weren't disclosed, but the companies said the deal covers a multiyear period.

“We are excited to be working with the beIN Media Group on this significant agreement for the MENA [Middle East, North Africa] region,” said Stephen Tague, executive vp client relations, EMEA, CBS Studios International. “The deal further demonstrates CBS’ ability to produce industry-leading programming that helps drive subscription platforms and entertain audiences around the world.”

Said Yousef Al-Obaidly, beIN's deputy CEO: "beIN is extremely pleased to welcome CBS to beIN network. Through this deal, TV lovers in MENA will be able to watch a wide selection of great series on [the] beIN Series channel. This agreement cements beIN’s position as a premium content broadcaster in MENA."