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CBS scores FIC Sweden deal

ScorpionFox International Channels Sweden has scored a multi-year programming agreement with the distribution arm of US broadcaster CBS.

The deal with CBS Studios International will see CBS show including Madam Secretary and Scorpion (pictured) launch exclusively on new Swedish pay TV channel Fox.

Political mystery thriller Madam Secretary will launch on December 1, with fellow scripted series Scorpion following early next year.

Both are rating well in the US, with Madam Secretary the top Sunday night scripted drama and Scorpion the second-largest new season drama overall, and are selling well internationally.

Fox Sweden, which launched in August on the Com Hem platform, will also get rights to Matthew Perry comedy The Odd Couple. The sitcom will broadcast in the territory shortly after its US debut next year.

Other series included are rerun rights to The Good Wife and Numbers. This includes non-linear rights that will go out via Fox-affiliated local VOD services.

We are delivering on our promise of bringing a quality TV channel to Sweden, with new and exciting content First on Fox, across many genres and with some of the most successful productions of the year,” said FIC Nordics managing director Ase Ytreland.