Marcus Ammon


Sky Studios takes the reins of ‘Das Boot’ from Sonar

Sky Studios is to fund and distribute the next seasons of wartime U-boat drama Das Boot. The pay-TV operator’s commissioning and production arm will take the reins to the Bavaria Fiction and Sky Deutschland co-production, which is set to return next year for a second season. New deals for the Sky Deutschland drama – the […]

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 […]

Sky Germany makes content exec hires

Sky in Germany has made two key appointments to boost its entertainment offering. The pay TV operator has named Christian Asanger as (pictured) vice-president, entertainment channels. Asanger, who will report to film and entertainment chief Marcus Ammon, was previously creative director at Sony Pictures Television and has also worked for Warner Bros International Television and […]

Sky, Bavaria prepare €25m Das Boot drama

Sky’s German arm is working on an €25 million (US$28.4 million) 8x60mins TV version of the influential movie Das Boot. The project, Das Boot – the Series, is being billed as a sequel to the 1981 movie, picking up on events that occur in the film, and has German producer Bavaria Film attached to produce. […]

HBO Europe to make Scandi originals

HBO Europe will soon make an original scripted series from Scandinavia, delegates here at the Berlin International Film Festival heard today. Anthony Root, executive VP of original programming and production at the European arm of US premium cabler HBO, said the plan was at a “very, very early stage”, but that it made sense given […]