CBS STUDIOS INTERNATIONAL AND HBO ESPAÑA ANNOUNCE FIRST MAJOR CONTENT LICENSING AGREEMENT IN SPAIN FOR “CHARMED”
AMSTERDAM and MADRID – Oct. 3, 2018 – CBS Studios International and HBO ESPAÑA have today announced an exclusive licensing agreement for the SVOD rights to the much anticipated reimagining of the fantasy drama CHARMED. This is the first major licensing agreement for the two companies in the territory.
“It’s terrific that our partnership with HBO ESPAÑA has kicked off with the powerful new series CHARMED,” said Giovanni Pedde, Senior Vice President, Client Relations, EMEA, for CBS Studios International. “There is increased demand by Spanish broadcasters and audiences for U.S. content, with CBS’ latest slate of programming leading the way.”
“We are very happy to introduce CHARMED to the Spanish market, where the original series has been hugely popular for years. CHARMED is a great addition to our content lineup, and will no doubt help new audiences find HBO ESPAÑA,” said Ragnhild Thorbech, SVP Programming and Acquisitions for HBO EUROPE.
The CW Network will premiere CHARMED in the U.S. on Oct. 14, with HBO ESPAÑA broadcasting the series in Spain day-and-date.
When Mel (Melonie Diaz) and her sister Maggie (Sarah Jeffery) lose their mother in a horrifying accident, it shatters their world and threatens their sibling bond. Then, another huge shock shows up at their front door: they have an older sister, brilliant geneticist Macy (Madeleine Mantock), whom their mother kept a secret all these years.
With the emotions of all three sisters running high, each of the girls suddenly exhibit impossible new abilities: Mel can freeze time, Maggie starts hearing others’ thoughts, and Macy has telekinetic powers. But don’t worry, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation…or so says the officious new chair of the women’s studies department, Harry Greenwood (Rupert Evans), when he gathers the three sisters together to reveal they’re actually powerful witches, as was their mother. It’s a lot to take in, but ultimately the sisters accept their new destiny as The Charmed Ones, and their new duty to protect humankind from the demons that walk among us.
CHARMED is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin, Ben Silverman, Brad Silberling, Howard Owens and Carter Covington. CHARMED is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.
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 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The division distributes programming from CBS Television Studios created for the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access and other platforms, as well as content from CBS Television Distribution, SHOWTIME Networks, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. The Studio participates in a number of international channel ventures, including owning and operating Ten Network Holdings Australia and also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production. CBS Studios International has 13 offices around the world, including its base in Los Angeles and EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
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