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German SVOD platform latest to go Under the Dome

Under the Dome largeVivendi’s European SVOD service Watchever is the latest buyer of CBS miniseries Under the Dome.

Fresh from bringing the stars of the show out to Cannes for MIPCOM last week, CBS Studios International has secured a multi-year deal for the show with Watchever in Germany to begin in January next year.

It covers seasons one and two and will launch following the ending of the first on ProSieben, where it has scored the highest ratings in its channel slot in 14 years.

“This deal recognises the importance of engaging, captivating video content, which viewers can watch as often as they like at no additional costs,” said Stefan Schulz, CEO, Watchever.

“Subscription services such as Watchever are providing new and additive ways to monetise our content in territories around the world, and creating more opportunities for viewers to catch up and enjoy exciting shows like Under the Dome,” added Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group, the parent group of CBSSI.

Last month, CBSSI scored a similar deal with Amazon-owned Lovefilm in the UK for the second season of the show following a successful run of the first.

The news comes a day after CBSSI scored a deal with Latin American SVOD service Clarovideo for shows such as The Good Wife, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Californication.