CBS Reality
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaEurope, Middle East and Africa
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format1080i HDTV (Poland)
576i 16:9 SDTV
Ownership
OwnerAMC Networks International
Paramount Networks UK & Australia (UK feed)
Paramount Networks EMEAA (Africa and another parts of Europe feed)
Sister channelsCBS Europa
History
Launched1 December 1999; 24 years ago (1999-12-01)
Closed1 June 2022; 2 years ago (2022-06-01) (Russia)
23 November 2023; 7 months ago (2023-11-23) (UK and Ireland, replaced by True Crime)
31 December 2023; 6 months ago (2023-12-31) (Czech Republic, Slovakia and in the Netherlands)[1][2]
3 January 2024; 6 months ago (2024-01-03) (CIS, Baltic[3], Hungary, Bulgaria and Croatia)[4][5][6][7]
Replaced byTrue Crime (UK and Ireland)
Former namesReality TV
Zone Reality
Links
Website
Availability
Terrestrial
See separate section

CBS Reality is a European free-to-air television channel broadcast in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

History

CBS Reality was launched as Reality TV on 1 December 1999 as a joint-venture between UPCtv and Zone Vision.[8] The channel started broadcasting to Africa on 1 November 2001.[9] 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.[10]

On 1 August 2012, Chellomedia revealed that the European version of Zone Reality would be rebranded into CBS Reality.[11] In Europe, Zone Reality was rebranded on 3 December 2012.[12] AMC Networks acquired Chellomedia on 2 February 2014. Chellomedia was rebranded as AMC Networks International on 8 July 2014.[13]

CBS Reality is available in HD in Poland since 23 September 2019.[14]

A dedicated Romanian feed was launched on 13 May 2022, with a different schedule and Romanian adverts. However, promos and trailers are subtitled in Romanian.

CBS Reality closed on 1 June 2022 in Russia.[15][16]

CBS Reality closed in the UK on 22 November 2023 and was rebranded as True Crime.[17]

CBS Reality closed on 31 December 2023 in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and in the Netherlands.

CBS Reality closed on 3 January 2024 in Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, CIS and Baltic[18].

Availability

Cable

IPTV

Satellite

Logos

See also

References

  1. ^ "Končí placená televize CBS Reality".
  2. ^ "CBS Reality stopt".
  3. ^ https://vk.com/wall-112349057_10147
  4. ^ "TV-Műsor - musor.tv, a tv műsorújság".
  5. ^ "CBS Reality".
  6. ^ https://digi.hu/uploads/Modositasok_listaja_2024_01_01_fc6478b519.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "ТВ програма - CBS Reality | DNES.BG Новини".
  8. ^ Zone Vision. "UPCtv and Zone Vision launch new channel: Reality TV". Archived from the original on 17 June 2002.
  9. ^ "Zone Vision brings Reality TV channel to Africa", Africa Film & TV Magazine, nº. 32, February-April 2002
  10. ^ "Zone Vision unveils new unified branding". Digital Spy. 20 June 2006.
  11. ^ "CBS and Chellomedia take entertainment across EMEA". Broadband TV News. 1 August 2012.
  12. ^ "Rebranded CBS channels set to launch". Broadband TV News. 30 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Chellomedia to become AMC Networks International". Broadband TV News. 8 July 2014.
  14. ^ Anita Kaźmierska (23 September 2019). "CBS Reality już nadaje w HD". satkurier.pl (in Polish).
  15. ^ "Изменения в вещании каналов - НТВ-ПЛЮС Дальний Восток, Запад, Восток". ntvplus.ru. Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  16. ^ "Отключение телеканала CBS Reality (кнопка №162) (01 июня 2022)". akado.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  17. ^ "AMC NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL UK UNVEILS A FRESH AND COHESIVE NEW LOOK FOR ITS UK PORTFOLIO OF CHANNELS AND STREAMING SERVICES". amcnetworks.com. 31 October 2023.
  18. ^ https://vk.com/wall-112349057_10147