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TBI Weekly: When writers revolt, from LA to Berlin

Creative talent might be in demand but recognition and recompense remains an issue for writers from LA to Berlin. Richard Middleton catches up with developments at the Oslo Showrunners Summit in Norway. Talented writers are in demand around the world but you might not have guessed it from the way they have been treated in […]

RTL Group unveils M6, Fremantle strategy amid management revamp

RTL CEO Thomas Rabe has unveiled how it plans to use companies under its control including France’s M6 Group and production giant Fremantle to drive its expansion across Europe, with a series of management changes also in the works. The company has named Elmar Heggen, formerly chief financial officer, as chief operating officer at the […]

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 […]

Sat.1 comedy moves to Amazon

Amazon Prime Video has become the new home of German comedy Pastewka, which previously went out on commercial broadcaster Sat.1. Amazon confirmed the series is to become an Amazon-branded original, after the news surfaced on local media sites. The comedy, which has been billed as the ‘German Curb Your Enthusiasm’, is going back into production […]

Deal Round-up: Taboo attracts global networks

A number of broadcasters have acquired rights to Tom Hardy drama Taboo from US-based independent prodco Sonar Entertainment. Viasat’s TV1000 from the Russian/CIS territory bought rights to the eight part historical drama. It was also picked up by HBO in Spain, the Nordics and eastern Europe, Fox Networks Group Latin America, AMC in Portugal, Digiturk in […]

Amazon Germany may bag Deutschland 86

Amazon Prime Video Germany looks set to pick up first-run rights to the second instalment of Deutschland 83, with its linear broadcaster wavering on a recommission. RTL has not yet committed to financing Deutschland 86 after the first season, which was critical and ratings smash internationally but fared less well locally. German TV trade site […]