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TBI In Conversation: Autentic MD on the future of factual

Autentic MD Patrick Hörl tells Richard Middleton how his German factual producer and distributor responded to surging demand as Covid-19 landed and why co-productions and streamers are key. When the severity of the global pandemic hit countries outside of China in March, the long-term impacts were not front of mind. Over the course of just […]

PBS Masterpiece books an ‘Atlantic Crossing’

US broadcaster PBS Masterpiece has acquired TV broadcast rights to Cinenord’s upcoming World War Two drama series Atlantic Crossing. This latest sale follows recent deals with networks in Russia, Australia and across Europe, struck by distributor Beta Film, with the show recently celebrating its world premiere at the Canneseries international TV festival. PBS Distribution also […]

MIPCOM Drama round-up: Raft of deals for Navarro adaptation; Lagardère to take ‘Troubled Waters’ global; ‘Shepherd’ travels to Hungary and Poland

Raft of deals for Navarro adaptation Broadcasters across Europe, Latin America and the US have acquired the Movistar+ original drama Tell Me Who I Am, following deals with distributor Beta Film, ahead of its international premiere at MIPCOM Online+. Norway’s NRK, Denmark’s DR, YLE in Finland, Portugal’s RTP, Forthnet Group for Greece and Cyprus, HBO […]

Beta Film closes global sales for ‘Atlantic Crossing’

Broadcasters in Russia, Australia and across Europe have picked up new wartime drama series Atlantic Crossing, ahead of its MIPCOM/Canneseries launch, following a range of deals struck by distributor Beta Film. Produced by Cinenord, in co-production with Beta Film for Norway’s NRK, the 8 x 60-minute series has been sold to Italy’s RAI, Deutsche Telekom’s […]

Show of the Week: Tell Me Who I Am

With a globe-trotting story spanning from the 1930s to the 1990s and action taking place in Madrid, Moscow, London, Buenos Aires, Rome, Paris and Berlin, across the decades, it isn’t hard to see how this new adaptation of Julia Navarro’s 2010 best-seller Dime Quién Soy (aka Tell Me Who I Am), would have far-reaching appeal.  […]

ITV adapts Spain’s ‘Game Of Talents’ and Belgium’s ‘Professor T’ formats

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a local adaptation of Spanish gameshow format Game Of Talents, while filming has commenced on new crime drama Professor T, based on a Belgian scripted format. Game Of Talents is based on a format created by Fremantle and is being produced by Fremantle-owned Thames. The show sees contestants team up […]

Show of the Week: Dead Mountain – The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Everyone loves a good mystery and there are few stories quite as mysterious as the Dyatlov Pass incident, which has puzzled the world for more than 60 years. In early 1959, in the icy Ural Mountains of the then Soviet Union, a group of nine students, all experienced hikers, disappeared while on a ski trek. […]

Beta Film’s production arm strikes deal for ‘The Minister’ prodco Sagafilm

Beta Film-backed Beta Nordic Studios (BNS) has taken a minority stake in Icelandic production company Sagafilm. The deal will see BNS, part of Jan Mojto’s Germany-based Beta Film, acquire a 25% stake in the producer, which is behind shows including forthcoming drama The Minister. BNS said its involvement would allow Sagafilm to better access international […]

Canadian drama ‘Hudson & Rex’ finds home in UK, Nordics & Spain

UKTV’s Alibi, TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Denmark and Forta in Spain have picked up the English-language version of cop drama Hudson & Rex. The police series is produced by Shaftesbury and Pope Productions, in association with Canada’s CityTV and Beta Film, which distributes globally. It is the first English-language adaptation of the European scripted […]

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