The non-exclusive content licensing agreement for more than 1,200 hours of Showtime and CBS will see Ray Donovan, Dexter, Californication, Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife and Blue Bloods.
It will also include digitally remastered Star Trek: The Original Series along with all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the digitally remastered Season 1-6 and the complete collection of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Mike Sneesby, CEO of Stan, said, “With Stan, Australians will have a value-for-money entertainment service that makes premium content accessible to everyone. CBS have a proven track record of creating the most watched TV shows, loved by audiences around the world. This is why we’ve committed to bringing their flagship dramas and the best of their catalogue to Stan.”
Armando Nuñez, President and CEO, CBS Global Distribution Group, said, “We’re pleased to be a part of the new Stan service which will further showcase CBS programming in this important region. This agreement creates a new revenue stream for us in the market while expanding the fan base for our popular current and classic series.”
Nick Forward, Stan’s Director of Content and Product, said, “From launch, our members will be able to binge on the complete series of some of TV’s greatest ever shows, including the original Twin Peaks, Oz, The Borgias and Deadwood, and they’ll be able to enjoy watching them wherever and whenever they want.”
Stan will also welcome one of the world’s most watched franchises – CSI – and the spin-off series CSI: NY and CSI: Miami.