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Watchever snaps up CBS content

German OTT service Watchever has inked a programming deal with CBS Studios International.

The Vivendi-backed on-demand service will get a raft of series from the CBS US network and its cable stablemate Showtime. Titles include 90210, Nurse Jackie, Numb3rs and Californication as well as older shows including Twin Peaks.

France-based entertainment conglomerate Vivendi launched Watchever in January. The subscription TV series and movie-based service is priced at €8.99 a month. Content can be watched in English or with a German dub.

The service competes with Lovefilm although chief content officer, Anne-Carole Nourisson, recently said there is space for more than one player in the German market.

“We’re not looking to steal or buy market share from existing players, we see there are gaps that can be filled by players like ourselves,” she said at an industry event last month.