CBS, Showtime Ink Content Deal With Israel's Yes

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Showtime's 'Billions'

The pay TV service provider gets shows such as 'The Good Wife,' 'Ray Donovan,' 'Billions' and the upcoming 'Twin Peaks' revival in the multi-year agreement.

Israeli satellite TV service yes and CBS Corp.'s CBS Studios International unit on Tuesday unveiled a multi-year content licensing deal for a wide range of CBS and Showtime programs.

Financial details weren't disclosed, but yes said the agreement will help with "further cementing 'yes' as the must-see platform in Israel for the best content from the U.S. and around the world."

Showtime has recently struck a series of exclusive content deals in such international markets as the U.K. and Australia.

The deal covers new and future series, including Billions, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, which had the biggest premiere ever for Showtime in the U.S., the upcoming return of cult series Twin Peaks, and BrainDead, from the creators and executive producers of CBS hit The Good Wife. Also among the shows included in the pact are The Good Wife, Ray Donovan, Limitless and the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

All shows will also be available for on-demand viewing on the yesVOD and yesGo services.

Said Barry Chamberlain, president of sales, CBS Studios International: “This latest agreement from CBS Studios International further demonstrates how desirable our content is within the global marketplace. We look forward to working with ’yes’ to bring Israeli audiences an incredible new slate of programming."

Said Danna Stern, head of acquisitions, programming and VOD at yes: "This agreement means our viewers can enjoy an incredible slate of upcoming new dramas and also explore hundreds of hours of amazing series on demand in addition to our existing lineup of award-winning programming available on our channels and unparalleled yesVOD service."