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CBS Studios International, American Forces Network partner to bring timely programming to U.S. troops

by jmaloni
Mon, Sep 20th 2010 04:00 pm
CBS Studios International is partnering with the American Forces Network to provide U.S. troops with a complete night of programming from America's No. 1-rated network the day after the U.S. broadcast, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22.

CBS and AFN will bring CBS's Tuesday lineup to troops stationed abroad and at sea. This programming includes new episodes of the hit series "NCIS," its spin-off, "NCIS: Los Angeles," and "The Good Wife." 

Wednesday's broadcast will mark the first time that AFN has made an entire night of network programming available to troops the next day.  Previously, episodes of these three series were available on AFN four to five months after their initial U.S. broadcast.

"We are delighted to be able to team up with AFN to bring some of America's favorite scripted series in the U.S. to the troops the next day," said Armando Nuñez, president of CBS Studios International.  "CBS programming has been hugely popular on AFN and we're thrilled to speed up the delivery of favorite series ... our nation's heroes."

"Based on the popularity among our troops of these shows, we asked CBS Studios International if we could screen them closer to their original U.S. broadcast," said Larry Marotta, director of television for the American Forces Network. "This extraordinary level of support and cooperation in providing the programming to us the next day will freshen our schedule and make AFN an even more compelling source of entertainment for over 1 million soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines and their families serving our nation overseas." 

About The American Forces Network

The Department of Defense operates AFN American Forces Network.  AFN, a worldwide radio and television broadcast network, serves nearly 1 million American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families overseas, stationed at bases in 175 countries as well as 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea.  AFN broadcasts the most popular American radio and television programs from all the major networks.  AFN is a service of the American Forces Radio and Television Service, a component of the Defense Media Activity. 

For more information about AFN's programming, visit www.myafn.net.

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