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Beta’s shows with ongoing success – Five German TV Awards and impressive ratings for “Pagan Peak”


Feb 01 2019

Munich, 1 February 2019. Four of Beta’s high-quality programs score five German TV Awards at this year’s ceremony. Good news was also delivered by Sky Germany, where viewers admired the Sky Original Production Pagan Peak.

The drama series 54 Hours, produced by Ziegler Film for ARD Degeto, won no less than three awards and was the big star of the night. The show by director Kilian Riedhof was awarded with the German TV Award as Best Limited Series, Albrecht Schuch was honored as Best Actor, Ueli Christen won the award for Best Editing.

Beta’s post-war drama Summer of ‘44 (Ziegler Film) won Best Score, Let’s Dance by Beta subsidiary Seapoint got the Best Entertainment Primetime-Award.

Additionally, Beta’s high-concept series and Sky Original production Pagan Peak is achieving exceptional ratings on the pay TV platform Sky Germany, where it premiered last weekend. The first episodes of the show drew in over half a million viewers on TV and scored more than 600.000 views on Sky’s non-linear distribution channels, following in the footsteps of such popular formats as “Das Boot”.

The eight-hour production, starring Julia Jentsch and Nicholas Ofczarek, is produced by the Academy Award-winning Wiedemann & Berg Television (Netflix’ Dark, Lives of Others, Never Look Away) for Sky Germany in co-production with Dieter and Jakob Pochlatko’s epo-film produktionsges.m.b.h. Austria. Austrian author Mike Majzen contributed to the script.