CBS Drama is a UK television channel which was broadcast in South Africa on the DStv satellite platform which brands itself as the destination for iconic and unforgettable series and their gritty storylines, tense thrillers, passionate love affairs and cliff-hangers.
It features content from the world's leading TV content supplier - CBS Studios International - but also acquires programming from selected third-party suppliers, and is owned by CBS Chello Zone.
DStv: Channel 134
Bouquet: Premium, Extra, Compact, Family
576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv
Introduced to the DStv package with three other channels in the Chello Zone stable (CBS Action, JimJam and MGM) in November 2013, CBS Drama was available across Africa and was for viewers who love gritty storylines, nostalgic glamour, on-screen passionate love affairs and iconic cliff-hangers.
The channel featured famous TV series from the biggest programming library in the world; from glam super-soaps Dallas and Melrose Place, and critically acclaimed romance Beauty & The Beast and family dramas 7th Heaven and Half & Half.
With network and territory premieres, along with celebrated series viewers have been missing, CBS Drama branded itself as the home of the best in guilty pleasure entertainment.
CBS Chello Zone UK Channels is a portfolio of six UK entertainment channels owned by the CBS Chello Zone UK Channels Partnership, a joint venture established in September 2009 between CBS Studios International and Chello Zone.
The channels include CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, CBS Drama, CBS Action, Horror Channel and Horror Channel +1 and feature a broad assortment of drama, reality and long form content from CBS's extensive television library, complemented by entertainment programming from third party suppliers.
Chello Zone, the international multi-channel broadcaster, is a business unit of international media company Chellomedia, a division of Liberty Global, the world's leading international cable operator. CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, is a division of CBS Corporation.
CBS Drama was closed in South Africa on 31 October, 2016.