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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 […]

The big business of dubbing

Quality dubbing will be the key to the continued growth of international drama consumption, and SVODs and networks alike are doubling up in investment in the business to get ahead of the curve. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports In the past two years, the dubbing business has exploded, outpacing subtitling for the first time as a result […]

Netflix seals overall series deal with German creators of Dark

Netflix has sealed an exclusive multi-year overall series deal with the creative minds behind Dark, which it describes as “one of the most-watched entirely non-English shows on Netflix”. Under the terms of the deal, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar will produce new series and projects for Netflix’s 125 million members around the world. Commenting […]

TBI Weekly: Netflix expansion lies in local productions

This week, Netflix has revealed the extent of its local production ambitions while showing that it continues to deliver stellar results, most recently reaching 125m subscribers and growing its first quarter revenue by 43% year-on-year. As the streamer announced its quarterly results on Monday, it quickly became apparent that an expansion of its local language […]

Paramount TV appoints Flynn as int’l strategy chief

Paramount Television has named David Flynn executive vice president of international strategy, a new role for the company. Flynn will report to Amy Powell, president of Paramount TV, which is a US production division within media giant Viacom. In the position, Flynn will play an integral role in helping to identify and secure local formats, […]

Netflix orders second German original

SVOD giant Netflix has commissioned a second original drama from Germany. Dogs of Berlin follows Dark, which debuts globally to Netflix subscribers on December 1. The new show will follow two unconventional cops who take up the fight against the criminal underworld in Germany’s capital city. It centres on the murder of a superstar German-Turkish […]

Sky Deutschland heads to Der Pass for original

Sky Deutschland’s latest original drama will come from 4 Blocks producer Wiedemann & Berg Television. Der Pass will run to eight episodes, based on thriller novels from Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert and set in the Alps. Sky noted its story is “inspired by the motifs of the Danish-Swedish success story The Bridge [Bron]”, which […]

Netflix claims $1.75bn Europe spend

Netflix has launched a European charm offensive, claiming a to-date spend of US$1.75 billion in the continent and announcing it is coproducing three more dramas there. The US-based SVOD service has been criticised for under-investing in Europe, and last year the European Commission unveiled plans that would require it and other streaming services to source […]

AMC sets Halloween launch for int’l horror net

AMC Networks International is launching a new horror net called Dark. It will replace its Buzz net in Iberia the region when it rolls out at the end of the month. The channel has secured shows including Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead ahead of launch, and will be carried on the major pay platforms […]

Soderbergh making Western drama for Netflix

Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank are working up a serialised period drama for streaming service Netflix. The pair are reportedly lining up Godless, executive-producing alongside Casey Silver. Frank is also writing and directing the scripted series, which is billed as a Western set in a 1800s New Mexico mining town. Filming is set for Santa […]