BIG CBS channels to premiere 3 chart-buster US shows


MUMBAI: The three hottest new chart toppers on US television namely Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods and The Defenders – will be making their Indian debut on the soon to launch BIG CBS Channels.

This is the first time in the history of English Indian television entertainment, that the top international shows will telecast almost concurrent to the US broadcast. The channels will launch in India beginning October 2010.

BIG CBS business head Aparnaa Pande said, “The fabulous performance of the shows, in the highly competitive US market, demonstrates the quality and superiority in entertainment. The ratings only re-affirm our belief in the programming line-up that BIG CBS has put together. The Indian upwardly mobile, English entertainment seeking audiences look for latest entertainment and we will serve them the freshest, hottest and latest seasons of the internally top rated shows, concurrent to the US. As we gear for launch, India can look forward to the best entertainment mix in English entertainment.”

Hawaii Five-0 currently ranks as the season’s top new series/drama in US, averaging 13.5 million viewers. Blue Bloods is the #2 new series/drama on U.S. television and is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. The Defenders, the number 3 new drama on US television, is a comedic drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients.