Those foreign broadcast networks snapping up NCIS: New Orleans include M6 in France, Prosiebensat.1 Group in Germany, Channel 5 in the UK, RAI in Italy, Shaw in Canada, Network Ten in Australia, Fox International Channels in Asia and Prime TV in New Zealand. As part of UK’s Channel 5 exclusive free-to-air TV rights deal, the network has licensing rights to future seasons of NCIS.
Those overseas networks licensing CSI: Cyber include Channel 5 in the UK, Media Group RTL in Germany, Bell in Canada, Network Ten in Australia, AXN in Latin America and Asia and Prime TV in New Zealand. Sony Pictures Television Networks, Latin America acquired the rights to not only just CSI: Cyber, but CBS’ other frosh fall season show as well, Scorpion. Both will join Sony’s AXN Latin American channels lineup next year.
CSI: Cyber is inspired from the real-life cutting-edge work of cyber psychologist Mary Aiken. In the show, Patricia Arquette stars as Avery Ryan, a cyber-psychologist who tracks crimes that start in the mind, live online and play out in the real world. NCIS: New Orleans follows the Big Easy special agent team that investigates military criminal crimes and stars Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, CCH Pounder and Rob Kerkovich. Scorpion debuted on CBS stateside with 13.8 million viewers in same day ratings with 4.1 million viewers added in +3 viewings. The show, which stars Elyes Gabel, Katherine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas and Robert Patrick, follows a team of brilliant misfits who are tapped by Homeland Security as the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats.