CBS Action

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 12 Nov 2013
Active until: 31 Oct 2016
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About

CBS Action is a UK television channel which was broadcast in South Africa on the DStv satellite platform which brands itself as "home to action-packed dramas, tense thrillers, sci-fi favourites and fast paced movies that will keep you hooked".

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 133
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 Drama, JimJam and MGM) in November 2013, CBS Action was available across Africa with a raft of CBS series.

Following the success of the channel in the UK, CBS Action was the home of action-packed American dramas, tense thrillers, sci-fi favourites and fast paced movies.

Popular shows included NCIS, Chuck Norris favourite Walker, Texas Ranger, Gunsmoke, Kung Fu and The District, along with the digitally re-mastered Star Trek – The Original Series and The Next Generation and action-packed feature films every night.

Other series to broadcast on CBS Action in South Africa included F/X: The Series, Jake and the Fatman, The Twilight Zone, Mission: Impossible, The Sentinel, Special Unit 2, Burke's Law, Philly, Stephen King's The Golden Years, Dallas (the original), Judge Judy and SOF: Special Ops Force.

Launched in November 2009 in the UK, CBS Action is part of CBS Chello Zone UK Channels, a growing portfolio of entertainment channels in the U.K, owned by CBS Studios International and international broadcaster Chello Zone.

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 Action was closed in South Africa on 31 October, 2016.


Latest Updated Shows

The Mentalist

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: M-Net, M-Net Series, Universal Channel, SABC3, CBS Action, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net Edge, M-Net City
Summary: Patrick Jane is a former television psychic who, after being exposed as a fraud, uses his real abilities as a mentalist to help the CBI solve crimes.
Starring: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang


Numb3rs

Genre: Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: Hallmark Channel, Top One, SABC3, SABC2, CBS Action, Universal Channel
Summary: Numb3rs is a drama about an FBI agent who recruits his mathematical-genius brother to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes.
Starring: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch


The Border

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Police Procedural
Channel: SABC3, CBS Action
Summary: Based on a fictional federal agency, the Immigration and Custom Security, The Border is a drama series that explores Canadian and US life post 9/11.
Starring: James McGowan, Sofia Milos, Graham Abbey


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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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