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“The Same Sky” captures five million viewers and wins German prime time


Mar 30 2017

Munich, 30 March 2017. After its successful world premiere at Berlinale 2017, the episodes of the high-end drama series The Same Sky (6 hours) have secured extraordinary ratings and won primetime on German public broadcaster ZDF. The Same Sky reached almost five million viewers with a market share of up to 15 percent against such prestigious shows as RTL’s “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. Created by renowned British scriptwriter Paula Milne (“Die Kinder”) and Academy Award-nominated director Oliver Hirschbiegel (“Downfall”, “13 minutes”) the series portrays a multi-layered family drama set in 1970´s divided Berlin.

The show is available on French streaming platform SFR, the Spanish broadcaster Moviestar+ will start airing tonight. Beta Film has sold the rights to more than 100 territories, among them the European broadcasters Rai (Italy), France 3 (France), Belgium’s VRT, SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway), YLE (Finland) as well as RUV (Iceland). Netflix will stream the Cold War story in the USA and the UK.

The Same Sky is an UFA FICTION / Beta Film production for ZDF in co-production with Mia film in association with Rainmark Films. Beta Film also handles the distribution rights.