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CBS Reality

CBS Reality
Launched 16 November 2009 (UK)
3 December 2012 (Pan-Europe)
Owned by CBS Studios International/
AMC Networks International
Picture format 576i 16:9/4:3 (SDTV)
Audience share UK:
0.1% (+1) (September 2014 (2014-09), BARB)

0.10% (July 2013, Nielsen)
Slogan Be Extraordinary
Broadcast area Europe
Replaced Zone Reality
Sister channel(s) CBS Action
CBS Drama
CBS Europa
Horror Channel
Timeshift service CBS Reality +1
Website CBS Reality UK
CBS Reality Europe
CBS Reality Poland
Freeview UK Channel 66
Freesat UK Channel 135
Channel 136 (+1)
Sky UK & Ireland Channel 146
Channel 147 (+1)
Channel 198
Eutelsat 28A 11344 H 27500 2/3
11261 H 27500 2/3 (+1)
DStv South Africa Channel 132
Tata Sky India Channel 217
Digiturk Turkey Channel 83
Virgin Media UK Channel 148
Channel 201 (+1)
Smallworld Cable UK Channel 155
Channel 156 (+1)
WightFibre UK Channel 20 (+1)
UPC Netherlands Channel 319
Ziggo Netherlands Channel 125
UPC Poland Channel 392
UPC Romania Digital with DVR
Channel 303
Channel 43
BNet Croatia Channel S26
ZON Multimédia and Cabovisão Portugal Channel 19
RCS & RDS Romania Channel 28
Conn-x TV Greece Channel 21
CAIW Nederland Channel 137
UPC Austria Channel 647
Naxoo Switzerland Channel 224
On Telecoms Greece Channel 85
Hot Israel Channel 48
Com Hem Sweden Channel 71
Open IPTVBosnia and Herzegovina Channel 652
MaxTV Croatia Channel 111
Vodafone Casa TV Portugal Channel 112
Moja TV Bosnia and Herzegovina Channel 013
TalkTalk Plus TV UK Channel 484 (+1)
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)

CBS Reality is a reality television channel which broadcasts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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.[1][2] 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 as Horror Channel and Horror Channel +1, following the rebrand of the portfolio’s other three channels in November 2009.[3]

On 1 August 2012 Chellomedia revealed that the European version of Zone Reality would be rebranded into CBS Reality as well.[4] In Europe CBS Reality replaced Zone Reality on 3 December 2012.[5]

As of 2 April 2014, CBS Reality is available on Freeview (EPG 66) in the United Kingdom. CBS Reality +1 is available on YouView (TalkTalk Plus TV) channel 484 as of 27 July 2014.



  1. ^ "CBS FINALChello Zone partnership press release" (DOC). Chello Zone. 2009-09-14. 
  2. ^ "CBS to launch UK channels with Chellomedia". Broadcastnow. 2009-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Zone Horror rebrands as Horror Channel". Broadband TV News. 2010-03-31. 
  4. ^ "CBS and Chellomedia take entertainment across EMEA". Broadband TV News. 2012-08-01. 
  5. ^ "Rebranded CBS channels set to launch". Broadband TV News. 2012-10-30. 

External links

  • CBS Reality Europe
  • CBS Reality Poland
  • CBS Reality UK
  • Chello Zone
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