Sony strikes BBC drama deal for Germany

honourable-womanSony has acquired a package of drama from BBC Worldwide for its German entertainment channel.

The dramas, which will be getting their pay TV premiere in Germany, will go out on the Sony Entertainment Television channel.

The package includes Maggie Gyllenhaal political miniseries The Honourable Woman.

Period drama Upstairs Downstairs, crime series Father Brown and Scott & Bailey and legal drama Silk are also included in the drama package.

Bettina Hermann, Networks territory director, Sony Pictures Television Germany, said: “Our mission is to make the best drama series of the most important European markets accessible to our viewers and this partnership with BBC Worldwide Germany is another step in that direction.”

Isabelle Helle, director, German speaking Europe, BBC Worldwide added: “The new pay broadcasting partnership with Sony Entertainment TV gives premium drama from BBC Worldwide, including The Honourable Woman, a great new German pay TV home.”

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