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German Screenings: deal round-up

Global Screen, Studio Hamburg, ORF Enterprise and Deutsche Welle have announced a raft of programming deals as the annual German Screenings event that they jointly organise draws to a close.

Naked-Among-Wolves-(3)Global Screen sold a ten-strong package of TV movies to STV in Slovakia, with the broadcaster taking titles including Naked Among Wolves (pictured). “

The demand for high-value fictional programming from Germany is unbroken,” said Alexandra Heidrich, head of TV sales at Global Screen.

The distributor also sold a factual package including one-off special Reagan’s Secret War to French channel Histoire.

Studio Hamburg Distribution’s deals at the Screenings included shopping three seasons of kids series The Peppercorns to Dutch pubcaster NPO for its NPO Zapp service.

Italy’s Rai, Slovenia’s STV and Romania’s RCS/RDS also acquired the distributor’s wildlife two-parter Myths of the Congo. French channel Ushuaia acquired another doc two-parter, The Elbe – Europe’s Wild River.

Mediaset Italy and TV Polska both bought Studio Hamburg action drama Nick Tschiller.

ORF Enterprises’s sales highlights included selling a package of blue-chip docs to Italy’s Rai, with titles including Africa’s Wild West – Stallions of the Namib Desert and Dolomites – In the Heroes’ Garden. RCS-RDS also bought a hundred-hours doc package.

The 40th edition of the German Screenings were held in Leipzig this week, and the organisers announced that next year the Austrian town of Graz will host the event.

“We look forward to hosting next year’s German Screenings from November 27 to 30, 2016, in Graz, Austria, in cooperation with our partners Global Screen, Studio Hamburg and Deutsche Welle,” said ORF head of content sales, international, Marion Camus-Oberdorfer.