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Beta Film and Red Bull Media House join forces on the first-of-its-kind scripted series project “The Net”


Apr 09 2018

Cannes, 9 April 2018. Beta Film and Red Bull Media House are launching the high-end scripted series project titled The Net. Inspired by true events, The Net is framed around the global phenomenon of football as one of the world’s favourite pastimes, touching the lives of billions across the globe. For the characters in the series, football is not only a dream factory full of luxury, glamour, lifestyle, VIPs and models, but also one of the largest organized crime enterprises in history with bribery, drugs, match fixing, money laundering and even murder.

The Net, based on the concept of Matthias Hartmann & Plinio Bachmann, consists of five stand-alone series each with eight episodes. The show demonstrates a new possibility for international drama production in that individual series can be watched alone or can be discovered as part of the 40-hour interwoven narrative between the five main protagonists. In The Net, the characters can be a hero or a villain, it’s just a question of perspective.

Each of the five series will be developed with local partners and produced in their respective home markets.

Beta Film’s Managing Director Moritz von Kruedener: “The Net is a unique framework of five character-driven, suspenseful series, each of them specific and authentic to its territory, while forming a part of an epic global story. This will be football as it has never been seen it before.”

With Beta Film’s proven success with internationally acclaimed series such as “Babylon Berlin” and Red Bull Media House’s ability to tell stories beyond the ordinary, The Net at its inception, is a series truly made for the digital age.

Negotiations with producers and potential broadcasting partners are on their way. Shooting is scheduled to commence in 2019/2020.


About Beta Film:

Beta Film is one of the world's leading international distributors of licenses rights for TV, HV, new media and theatrical with a portfolio of over 15.000 hours of program and established itself as a producer and co-producer of national and international high end drama. While the Beta Cinema portfolio comprises many Academy Award-nominated and -winning films, Kineos is responsible for licensing German-language rights to 12,000 titles. In the classical-music domain, Unitel is the global leader in the production of audiovisual music recordings, with a film stock of around 1,500 productions. The corporate group also has stakes in several national and international production companies as well as special interest channels. Founded in 1959, Beta Film has been part of Jan Mojto's company group since 2004.

About Red Bull Media House

Red Bull Media House is an award-winning, globally distributed multi-platform media company on a mission to inspire with ‘beyond the ordinary’ stories. Red Bull Media House produced and distributed the most watched live stream ever with Red Bull Stratos: Mission to the Edge of Space and the most commercially successful action sports film of the last decade with “The Art of Flight”.  With a focus on sports, culture and lifestyle content with a wide range of premium media products across TV, mobile, digital, audio, and print, Red Bull Media House produces and licenses a broad selection of global live broadcast events, compelling and inspirational local storytelling with original short and long-form programming as well as feature films from around the world.

For more information:
Beta Film Press, Dorothee Stoewahse
Tel: + 49 170 63 84 627

Maddy Zeringue
Tel: +1310.460.5110

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