Bavaria Fiction


A “new game” for German drama

The floodgates have opened for premium German drama after a comparatively slow start in the high-end TV market, and now producers and distributors are thinking about getting ahead of the competition. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports Premium German drama made for an international audience has seen a steady but sharp rise in the past two years, as […]

TBI Weekly: Brexit fallout signals more competition for UK businesses

One week away from the UK’s Brexit deadline, it remains unclear what the country’s quest to exit the European Union really means, but one thing industry players are certain of is that an exit from the territory will ensure more competition for the UK’s production and broadcast businesses. While many are reluctant to catastrophise over […]

The vast Arctic Circle: a copro set to put Finland on the drama map

It is in the icy wilderness of Finland’s Ivalo, with its endless stretches of white snow and intensely bright sun, that a group of the country’s biggest production companies have joined forces to deliver a major new drama series. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports from the set in Lapland. Sitting in the Ravintola Huippu restaurant at the […]

Amazon Prime brings in first French original

Amazon Prime Video is teaming up with Newen (through its Telfrance subsidiary), Bavaria Fiction and Deutsche Telekom for new comedy drama Germanized. In French, the title will be Deutsche-Les-Landes. It will be the first French original to appear on Amazon’s streaming service in France. Amazon will also be the exclusive distribution partner for the title […]

Bavaria Fernsehproduktion rebrands for int’l push

Bavaria Fernsehproduktion has rebranded as Bavaria Fiction as it looks to grow its international business. The Bavaria Film and ZDF Enterprises subsidiary already produces a range of fictional content for free TV, pay TV and streaming platforms in Germany, and is looking to expand its international business. Bavaria Fiction has participated in international coproductions with […]