|Broadcast area||United Kingdom & Ireland|
|Picture format||576i 16:9 SDTV|
|Sister channels|| AMC |
Extreme Sports Channel
|Launched||16 November 2009|
|Freeview (UK)||Channel 67|
|Virgin Media (UK)||Channel 197|
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 163|
| Astra 2F |
|11344 V 27500 5/6|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Watch live (UK only)|
|FilmOn||nu-drama Watch live|
CBS Drama is a British free-to-air television channel that centres its programming on American television shows produced by CBS.
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 CBS 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 Justice (replacing CBS Action in 2018) 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 Zone Club).
CBS Reality launched on Freeview on 1 April 2014 followed by CBS Action on 1 October 2014 and as of July 2014, CBS Reality +1, CBS Action, CBS Drama & Horror Channel are available on the YouView platform as part of TalkTalk TV's Entertainment Boost, but were removed from the EPG on 2 June 2015.
CBS Drama closed in Poland on 31 December 2016.
CBS Drama broadcasts shows from the UK (such as Bad Girls, Waterloo Road, Footballers Wives), America (Dallas, Beverly Hills, 90210, CSI, Knots Landing), and Australia (Return To Eden, Bondi Rescue).
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