Scandi broadcasters secure more than 40 hours fiction from Beta Film
Munich, 29 March 2016. After the Nordic-wide success of drama-series like ‘Generation War’ and ‘Line of Separation’, Scandinavian broadcasters have secured more than 40 hours of new German drama from Beta Film. With this deal DR, NRK, SVT and YLE are spearheading developments just before a new wave of high end fiction from Beta Film is about to hit this year´s MipTV-market in Cannes. Among the handpicked titles are unique shows like the right wing terror-trilogy NSU German History X (3x90’) and Tom Tykwer's Roaring Twenties crime-series Babylon Berlin (16 x one hour - in production). All four channels also acquired Oliver Hirschbiegel’sspy drama The Same Sky (6xone hour - in postproduction) set in the divided city of Berlin and the 15th century period drama Maximilian and Marie de Bourgogne (6x one hour - in postproduction) about the impoverished Austrian Emperor conquering the heart of Europe’s most wanted bride directed by Andreas Prochaska .
Stephen Mowbray, Head of Acquisitions SVT: "German producers are now delivering worldclass fiction and partnering with Beta secures a raft of exciting titles for the Swedish public". And Frederik Luihn, Head of Acquisitions NRK, says: "This deal enables NRK to showcase the best of German drama like Tom Tykwer's very promising series "Babylon Berlin" for our Norwegian audience".
Tarmo Kivikallio Head of Acquisition, YLE: “New German drama is strong at the moment in Finland. The way German drama deals with German history in unique and thrilling. I am sure Finnish audience will enjoy these series and I am very happy about the co-operation with Beta.” Beta Film’s Justus Riesenkampff underlines: “This deal marks a new chapter of German fiction in the Nordics and proves that now there is a steady flow of great drama coming from Germany”.
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