CBS to launch six channels in UK

Monday, September 14 2009, 09:00 BST

By James Welsh

CBS is to launch six channels in the UK later this year after establishing a joint venture with Chellomedia.

The six CBS-branded channels will replace Chello's Zone bouquet and will be the UK home for 70,000 hours of programming from CBS Studios International's library.

"This UK partnership marries our channel expertise with one of the world’s largest libraries of high quality and globally popular programming," said Shane O'Neill, president of Chellomedia and chief strategy officer at parent company Liberty Global. "We are delighted that CBS and Chello Zone are entering into this prestigious partnership on our UK entertainment television channels."

Chello's Zone channels are available in the UK on digital cable and digital satellite.