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CBS Reality

CBS Reality
CBS Reality.png
Launched1 December 1999; 20 years ago (1999-12-01)
Owned by
Picture format576i 16:9 SDTV
Audience shareUK:
0.06% (+1) (June 2019 (2019-06), BARB)
0.10% (July 2013, Nielsen)
SloganBe Extraordinary
Broadcast areaEurope, Middle East and Africa
Formerly calledReality TV
Zone Reality
Sister channel(s)AMC
Sundance TV
CBS Action
CBS Drama
CBS Europa
CBS Justice
Horror Channel
Extreme Sports Channel
Outdoor Channel
Timeshift serviceCBS Reality +1 (UK)
WebsiteCBS Reality UK
CBS Reality Europe & MENA
CBS Reality Poland
Freeview (UK)Channel 66
Freesat (UK)Channel 135
Channel 136 (+1)
Sky (UK)Channel 146
Channel 246 (+1)
Astra 2F
11344 V 27500 5/6 (UK)
11344 V 27500 5/6 (Ireland)
11344 V 27500 5/6 (+1)
DStv (South Africa)Channel 132
Tata Sky (India)Channel 217
beIN (MENA)Channel 162 (HD)
Canal Digitaal (Netherlands)Channel 410 (UK version)
Channel 411 (+1, UK version)
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 148
Channel 201 (+1)
WightFibre (UK)Channel 20 (+1)
Ziggo (Netherlands)Channel 132
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 130
UPC (Poland)Channel 392
UPC (Romania)Digital with DVR
Channel 303
Channel 43
BNet (Croatia)Channel S26
ZON Multimédia and Cabovisão (Portugal)Channel 19
RCS & RDS (Romania)Channel 28
Cosmote TV (Greece)Channel 452
Caiway (Netherlands)Channel 104
UPC (Austria)Channel 647
Naxoo (Switzerland)Channel 224
Hot (Israel)Channel 48
Com Hem (Sweden)Channel 71
Kabel Noord (Netherlands)Channel 222
Open IPTV (Bosnia and Herzegovina)Channel 652
Vodafone Casa TV (Portugal)Channel 112
Moja TV (Bosnia and Herzegovina)Channel 013
T-Mobile (Netherlands)Channel 283
Streaming media
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)
FilmOnWatch live
Watch live (+1)
Ziggo GO (Netherlands) (Europe only)

CBS Reality is a European pay television channel which is broadcast in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Reality TV was launched on 1 December 1999 as a joint-venture between UPCtv and Zone Vision.[1] In 2005, Liberty Global, owner of UPC, bought Zone Vision. In 2006, they decided to put all their channels under the unified "Zone" brand. Reality TV became Zone Reality, Reality Extra in UK became Zone Reality Extra on 26 June 2006.[2]

On 1 August 2012, Chellomedia revealed that the European version of Zone Reality would be rebranded into CBS Reality.[3] In Europe, Zone Reality was rebranded on 3 December 2012.[4] AMC Networks acquired Chellomedia on 2 February 2014. Chellomedia was rebranded by AMC Networks International on 8 July 2014.[5]


The channel launched on the Sky EPG in the UK on 10 October 2002.[6] In February 2006, an additional channel called Reality Extra was launched.[7][8]

On 14 September 2009, it was revealed that CBS Studios International, struck a joint venture deal with Chellomedia to launch six CBS-branded channels in the UK during 2009.[9] On 16 November 2009, the channel rebranded as CBS Reality and CBS Reality +1.

As of 2 April 2014, CBS Reality is available on Freeview and Freesat in the United Kingdom. A timeshift channel, CBS Reality +1, was available on YouView as of 27 July 2014, but was removed on 2 June 2015.



See also


  1. ^ Zone Vision. "UPCtv and Zone Vision launch new channel: Reality TV". Archived from the original on 2002-06-17.
  2. ^ "Zone Vision unveils new unified branding". Digital Spy. June 20, 2006.
  3. ^ "CBS and Chellomedia take entertainment across EMEA". Broadband TV News. 2012-08-01.
  4. ^ "Rebranded CBS channels set to launch". Broadband TV News. 2012-10-30.
  5. ^ Chellomedia to become AMC Networks International
  6. ^ "Reality TV, CNX, TV5 arrive in EPG". Digital Spy. October 10, 2002.
  7. ^ "Extra Time for Zone Vision as it Launches Reality Extra Channel". Zonemedia. February 13, 2006. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Reality Extra from Reality TV". The Airwaves. February 15, 2006. Archived from the original on July 24, 2011.
  9. ^ "CBS to launch UK channels with Chellomedia". Broadcastnow. 2009-09-14.

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