Sony Pictures Television Germany

Banijay strikes deal to buy Sony Pictures Television Germany

Banijay has struck a deal to buy Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Germany, including its existing unscripted IP. The acquisition, which remains subject to regulatory approval, will see Astrid Quentell and Mirek Nitsch remain in position following the takeover of the Cologne-based firm. Its output includes shows including Die Höhle der Löwen on Vox, RTL dramedy Der Lehrer and […]

Warner’s Asanger joins Sony

Warner Bros International Television Production executive Christian Asanger is joining Sony Pictures Television Germany in the new year. Asanger is exiting the international Warner Bros. business, where he was director of local productions, based in Germany. He also acted as a worldwide consultant for Warner’s dating format The Bachelor. At SPT Germany, he will be […]

WDR poaches ProSiebenSat.1 exec

German regional pubcaster WDR has poached kids TV specialist Stefanie Fischer from ProSiebenSat.1 as part of a push into international coproductions. She became WDR mediagroup’s head of content on Ausgust 1. She will oversee international sales and broadcast distribution of WDR’s children’s brands and seek to exploit rights across platforms. She comes across from ProSiebenSat.1, […]

Release the Hounds races to first format deal

ITV horror gameshow Release the Hounds has scored its first international format deal, with German broadcaster ProSieben producing a special, TBI has learned. The German version will be called Scream! If You Can and be produced by Sony Pictures Television Productions Germany, which is a sister company of formats rights holder Sony Pictures Television. The […]