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CBS Reality

CBS Reality
CBS Reality.png
Launched30 November 1999; 19 years ago (1999-11-30)
Owned byCBS Studios International
AMC Networks International
Picture format576i 16:9 (SDTV)
Audience shareUK:
0.54%
0.11% (+1) (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
PL:
0.10% (July 2013, Nielsen)
SloganBe Extraordinary
LanguageEnglish
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
JimJam
Outdoor Channel
Timeshift serviceCBS Reality +1 (UK)
WebsiteCBS Reality UK
CBS Reality Europe & MENA
CBS Reality Poland
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview (UK)Channel 66
Channel 67 (+1)
Satellite
FreesatChannel 135
Channel 136 (+1)
SkyChannel 146
Channel 246 (+1)
Astra 2F11344 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
Cable
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
Digital
Channel 43
BNet CroatiaChannel S26
ZON Multimédia and Cabovisão (Portugal)Channel 19
RCS & RDS (Romania)Channel 28
Cosmote TV (Greece)Channel 452
CAIW (Nederland)Channel 137
UPC (Austria)Channel 647
Naxoo (Switzerland)Channel 224
On Telecoms (Greece)Channel 85
Hot (Israel)Channel 48
Com Hem (Sweden)Channel 71
IPTV
Open IPTV(Bosnia and Herzegovina)Channel 652
Vodafone Casa TV (Portugal)Channel 112
Moja TV(Bosnia and Herzegovina)Channel 013
Streaming media
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (UK only)
FilmOnWatch live
Watch live (+1)
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)

CBS Reality is a reality television channel which broadcasts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

History

Reality TV was founded on 30 November 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 June 26, 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]

UK

The channel launched on the Sky EPG in the UK on October 10, 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 (on channel 66) and Freesat (on channel 135) in the United Kingdom. A timeshift channel, CBS Reality +1, was available on YouView (TalkTalk Plus TV) channel 484 as of 27 July 2014, but was removed on 2 June 2015.

Programming

Logos

See also

References

  1. ^ Zone Vision. "UPCtv and Zone Vision launch new channel: Reality TV".
  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. ^ BroadbandTVNews.com: 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.
  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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