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CBS Drama

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 12 Nov 2014
Active until: 31 Oct 2016
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About

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.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 134
Bouquet: Premium, Extra, Compact, Family

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv

ABOUT

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.


Latest Updated Shows

Half & Half

Genre: Comedy
Channel: SABC1, Vuzu, CBS Drama, 1Magic
Summary: Three half sisters suddenly become neighbours in the same apartment building and have to experience the challenges of sisterhood for the first time.
Starring: Rachel True, Essence Atkins, Chico Benymon


CSI: NY

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net, Universal TV, SABC3, CBS Drama, M-Net Series, M-Net Edge
Summary: Forensic investigators use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve crimes in the Big Apple, the gritty and kinetic city that never sleeps.
Starring: Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo


Medium

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
Channel: SABC2, M-Net Action, CBS Drama, M-Net Series, M-Net Series Showcase
Summary: Medium is an American supernatural drama series created by Glenn Gordon Caron and inspired by the real-life story of research medium Allison Dubois, starring Patricia Arquette as a young wife and mother who, since childhood, has been struggling to make sense of her dreams and visions of dead people.
Starring: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Sofia Vassilieva


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New HD channels! Bouquet upgrades! Channel closures! MultiChoice gone mad!

27 Sep 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 3 comments
A raft of DStv changes have been announced including 9 new HD channels, a new Explora, channels closing down and more.


Four more channels coming to DStv? Yip!

06 Nov 2013 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 3 comments
TVSA has learned that four new channels will be launching on DStv soon. The blitz includes two channels on StarSat (formerly TopTV) and two CBS channels.


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