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Netflix takes US rights to Babylon Berlin

Streaming service Netflix has acquired exclusive rights to big-budget German drama Babylon Berlin. The series is notable as a coproduction between free TV pubcaster ARD and pay TV provider Sky Germany, with Beta Film distributing it worldwide. Netflix has swooped on US rights, news first reported by German TV trade site DWDL.de. SVT in Sweden, […]

Sky Germany spends Eight Days on new original

The German arm of pay TV giant Sky is developing Acht Tage (Eight Days) as its latest original programme. Sky Germany is working with Munich-based production company Neuesuper on the drama, which will tell the story of the final eight days of mankind. Each of the eight episodes will follow one of those last days. […]

Sky Germany makes pop-up Harry Potter channel

Sky in Germany is due to launch a pop-up Harry Potter channel that will show all eight Warner Bros. Entertainment films starring the boy wizard. Sky Cinema HD Harry Potter will run from November 4 to 20, with the channel to coincide with the November 17 cinema release of Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts […]

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 Germany going day-and-date with HBO

Sky Germany will start launching HBO series on the same day they go out on the premium cabler’s domestic US service. The day and date move starts with the new, fifth, season of Game of Thrones (pictured) on April 12, but will extend to all upcoming HBO series. The initiative means that new seasons of […]