Autentic Distribution

Autentic profiles King of Cocaland

Germany’s Autentic Distribution is launching a 1x52mins doc examining Peru’s role as a global cocaine production centre. King of Cocaland – UN Losing War of Drugs comes from filmmaker Wilfried Huisman, and looks at how Peru still became a major drug producer despite a 30pyear UN programme spearheaded by German Jochen Wiese that created alternative […]

Canal+ buys Russian athletics doping doc

French pay TV service Canal+ has acquired Doping – Top Secret: the Shadowy World of Athletics, as a damning report resulting the programme yesterday rocked the sport’s foundation. DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway and NPO/Vara have also acquired the show from Germany distributor Autentic. The Shadowy World of Athletics is the […]

Upcoming Sky Arts Germany buys Autentic shows

The upcoming Sky Arts Germany channel has bought a package of programming from Cologne-based Autentic Distribution. Sky Arts Germany was confirmed earlier this year as part of a plan to better integrate Sky’s various entities, and is understood to be lining up a spring 2016 linear debut. An on-demand service has already launched in the […]

MIPDoc Hot Pick: Top Secret Doping

Autentic Distribution, a joint venture between local pubcaster WDR mediagroup and Bavarian doc label Autentic that launched last year, brings to market a riveting exposé of alleged systematic doping that prompted the likes of CNN and the BBC to call Germany for follow-up news stories. Through testimony from banned sprinter Yuliya Stepanova and her husband, […]

Autentic makes auto move, motors into MIP

Cologne-based factual specialist Autentic Distribution has added a range of motoring and motor sports titles to its catalogue and will start selling the shows in Cannes. Autentic is a Munich-based docs and channels group run by Beta Film and Patrick Hörl. Last year it teamed with regional German broadcaster WDR to launch joint venture sales […]

WDR doping doc finds int’l homes

A German documentary about alleged wide-scale doping among Russian Olympic athletes has sold to seven broadcasters around the world. Top Secret Doping: How Russia Makes its Winners, an in-house doc for German regional pubcaster WDR, has gone to VRT in Belgium, Globo in Brazil, DR in Denmark, Kanal 2 in Estonia, Al Jazeera in the […]