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CBS & BeIN partner to bring titles to MENA

James CordenCBS Studios International and BeIN Media Group, the MENA (Middle East and North Africa)-based pay TV and entertainment group, have made a multiplatform licensing agreement for CBS and The CW programming.

For the first time, BeIN Media Group’s portfolio of entertainment channels will broadcast CBS series including action-drama Macgyver, the CBS All Access original series The Good Fight and titles such as The Late Late Show with James Corden (pictured).

The agreement also will cover the first-window rights to a selection of CBS and The CW’s new slate of series, which will be available on BeIN subscribers day-and-date with the US broadcast. This includes new crime drama Instinct, starring Alan Cumming, military series Seal Team, starring David Boreanaz, and The CW’s new drama Valor.

BeIN subscribers will be able to watch CBS series via catch-up series, with access to box sets of a range of titles.

“We are excited to be working with the BeIN Media Group on this significant agreement for the MENA region,” said Stephen Tague, executive vice president of client relations for EMEA at CBS Studios International, CBS’s worldwide sales arm.

“The deal further demonstrates CBS’ ability to produce industry-leading programming that helps drive subscription platforms and entertain audiences around the world.”

Recently, CBS All Access widened its content library by adding three new scripted shows including its first original comedy starred and produced by Will Ferrell.

The currently US-only CBS All Access is set to begin a global roll out next year.