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Exclusive: Beta Film’s ‘Agent Hamilton’ picked up across Nordics

Nordic broadcasters TV2 Norway, DR in Denmark and MTV3 in Finland have all boarded Beta Film’s high-profile adaptation of Jan Guillou’s bestselling novels Hamilton. Agent Hamilton is from Dramacorp Pampas Studios and Kärnfilm in co-production with Sweden’s TV4, pan-Nordic streamer C-More, Beta and ZDF, in association with the German broadcaster’s commercial arm ZDF Enterprises. The […]

Sales round-up: Beta scores for drama trio; Wag TV inks 50-hour Polish deal

Germany’s Beta Film seals deals for drama trio Beta Film has struck a series of deals for dramas The Pier (pictured), Trigger and Hassel with the likes of German streamer Joyn, HBO Baltics and SBS Australia. Joyn – ProSiebenSat.1’s joint venture with Discovery – has acquired all three dramas, while in the Baltics, Spanish drama The Pier […]

Beta Film’s ‘Empire Oktoberfest’ begins production

Beta Film has begun production on drama series Empire Oktoberfest for BR/ARD Degeto. Set in 1900, the six-hour series centres on the battle between two family breweries in Munich and stars Mišel Maticevic (Babylon Berlin), Martina Gedeck (The Lives of Others) and Klaus Steinbacher (Das Boot). Directed by Hannu Salonen (Shades of Guilt), the drama […]

Cannes Series winners revealed

The winners for the second edition of Cannes Series Awards have been revealed, with Beta Film’s Spanish dramedy Perfect Life winning top honours. The female-focused title created by Leticia Dolera, from Movistar+, took home the Best Series award. Perfect Life’s three female leads Dolera, Celia Freijeiro and Aixa Villagrán also took home the Special Performance Prize. Beta […]

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 […]

Telefonica’s Movistar+ unveils response to Netflix Spain expansion

Telefonica’s Spanish premium PayTV service Movistar+ has unveiled a strategic alliance at MIPTV with Germany-based studio Beta Film. Under the terms of the ambitious partnership, the companies will produce a substantial, annual number of productions across a variety of genres, budgets and settings. These will be aired on Movistar+ in Spain and distributed worldwide by Beta […]

TBI Weekly: Berlinale spotlights Netflix’s sour reception amidst Europe’s scripted boom

The growing influence of European series was evident at Berlinale’s fourth TV market, which hosted some of the biggest small-screen players, including Netflix – which, at times, received a less than desirable reception. Netflix was on the charm offensive at this year’s event, bringing titles to screen and a list of execs to schmooze with […]

Berlinale: Gangster drama Big Bones heads to Series Mania

David Schalko’s historical crime drama Big Bones, which was pitched at the Berlin Co-Pro Series event, is to be presented again at Lille’s Series Mania next month via a drama partnership between the two festivals. The French drama festival has teamed with Berlinale’s co-production market for a ‘project exchange’ that enables one project to be pitched across […]

Exclusive: Beta Film strikes global sales for Russia’s Trigger

Beta Film has struck deals across Brazil, Israel and Japan for Russian drama series Trigger, TBI has learned.  Originally produced by Russian prodco Sreda for Channel One Russia, the series will now go to Globo in Brazil, HOT in Israel and Japan’s VOD platform U-Next. Negotiations with a German partner are also in final stages, […]

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