|Launched||16 November 2009 (UK)
3 December 2012 (Pan-Europe)
|Owned by||CBS Studios International/
AMC Networks International
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)|
|Audience share||0.1% (UK) (June 2014BARB)
0.04% (PL) (July 2013, Nielsen)
|Replaced||UK: Zone Romantica (2009)
Central & Eastern Europe: Zone Club (2012)
|Sister channel(s)||CBS Action
|Freesat UK||Channel 134|
|Sky UK & Ireland||Channel 149|
|Eutelsat 28A||11344 V 27500 2/3|
|Virgin Media UK||Channel 197|
|Smallworld Cable UK||Channel 158|
On 14 September 2009, it was revealed that the international arm of CBS, CBS Studios International, struck a joint venture deal with Chellomedia to launch six CBS-branded channels in the UK during 2009. The new channels would replace Zone Romantica, Zone Thriller, Zone Horror and Zone Reality, plus timeshift services Zone Horror +1 and Zone Reality +1. On 1 October 2009, it was announced that CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, CBS Drama and CBS Action would launch on 16 November 2009 replacing Zone Reality, Zone Reality +1, Zone Romantica and Zone Thriller. On 5 April 2010, Zone Horror and Zone Horror +1 were rebranded by Horror Channel and Horror Channel +1, following the rebrand of the portfolio’s other three channels in November 2009.
On 1 August 2012 Chellomedia revealed that all European versions of the Zone Channels would be rebranded into CBS Channels. CBS Drama replaced Zone Romantica on 3 December 2012 (in Poland replaced Club TV).
CBS Drama currently broadcasts shows from the CBS archive as well as the archives of other American television networks, including: Dallas, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Judge Judy. It also broadcasts UK drama series.
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