CBS Action

CBS Action
Launched 16 November 2009 (UK)
3 December 2012 (Poland)
Closed 31 January 2018 (+1)
Owned by CBS Studios International/
AMC Networks International
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Audience share UK:
0.36% (April 2017 (2017-04), BARB)
0.04% (July 2013, Nielsen)
Broadcast area United Kingdom, Poland, Africa
Replaced UK & Ireland: Zone Thriller (2009)
Poland: Zone Romantica (2012-2013)
Sister channel(s) AMC
CBS Europa
CBS Drama
CBS Reality
Horror Channel
Extreme Sports Channel
Website CBS Action
Freeview (UK) Channel 39
Freesat Channel 137
Sky Channel 148
Astra 2F 11344 V 27500 5/6
DStv Channel 133
Virgin Media (UK) Channel 192
Virgin Media Ireland Channel 138
Streaming media
Virgin TV Anywhere Watch live (UK only)
FilmOn Watch live

CBS Action is a television channel in the United Kingdom, Poland and Africa that launched on 16 November 2009.

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 all European versions of the Zone Channels would be rebranded into CBS Channels.[4] CBS Action replaced Zone Romantica in Poland on 3 December 2012.[5]

CBS Reality launched on Freeview on 1 April 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 Plus TV's Entertainment Boost. A placeholder launched on Freeview and YouView on 29 August 2014 for CBS Action on channel 90, in addition to the channel being provided on the YouView TalkTalk platform. The channel started broadcasting on channel 70 on 1 October 2014. Then on 19 February 2015, CBS Action moved from channel 70 to channel 64 on Freeview. On 2 June 2015, it was removed from YouView channel 485. On 15 March 2017, a timeshift version of CBS Action launched on Freeview channel 90. DVBT2 device required. It was affected by the Freeview changes on 2 August 2017, moving to channel 64 and CBS Action to 39. The timeshift version of CBS Action ceased broadcasting on Freeview on 31 January 2018, and was removed from the EPG on 23 April 2018.

Current programming

Former programming

See also


  1. "CBS FINALChello Zone partnership press release". Chello Zone. 2009-09-14. Archived from the original (DOC) on 2011-07-24.
  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. "Kanały CBS w Polsce. Co w ramówce?". 2012-11-30.
CBS Action (+1)

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