Studio Hamburg

German Screenings: deal round-up

Global Screen, Studio Hamburg, ORF Enterprise and Deutsche Welle have announced a raft of programming deals as the annual German Screenings event that they jointly organise draws to a close. Global Screen sold a ten-strong package of TV movies to STV in Slovakia, with the broadcaster taking titles including Naked Among Wolves (pictured). “ The […]

Global Screen lands Capital Power

Global Screen has landed international rights to Capital Power, the upcoming high-end political thriller. The German-language series is being produced by Studio Hamburg prodco Real Film Berlin and will debut on German pubcaster ARD. The six-part series will follow Susanne Kröhmer, an attorney who gets involved in politics and mounts a campaign to become mayor […]

German kids TV veteran dies at 61

Popular German kids TV executive Angelika Paetow has passed away aged 61. Paetow worked at German regional pubcaster NDR for 43 years, and died on April 16 after a long battle with illness. She is known for working on the German version of Sesame Street, and for overseeing children’s series including KI.KA’s Hallo Spencer and German-Austrian […]

Newen lines up prebuyers for preschool show

Studio Hamburg, Turner Latin America and NRK Norway have signed on as prebuyers of upcoming preschool toon Polo. The 52x6mins series, based on the Bayard Edition Jeunesse book series, is being produced La Fabrique d’Images and Bayard Jeunesse Animation for French kids channel Piwi +. SVT Sweden is also on board the series as is […]

Screen Hits launching pilots streaming service

Screen Hits is preparing to launch a new online service that will allow consumers to stream a selection of TV pilots from around the world. The company runs a B2B and a B2C online marketplace, allowing both buyers and consumers to screen content from international content companies. The Pilot Showcase will launch on July 1 […]

RTL Croatia boss exiting for Studio Hamburg

Long-serving RTL executive and CEO of RTL Hrvatska (RTL Croatia) Johannes Züll is leaving to take the chief executive role at German production company Studio Hamburg. A spokesman for RTL confirmed to TBI sister title DTVE that a Züll is due to leave for Studio Hamburg, but said that he will remain in his current […]

Regulator blocks Germany’s Gold streaming service

Regulators have blocked the Germany’s Gold service that a group of German media companies had been prepping for launch. The Bundeskartellamt saidf that launch of the service would have violated antitrust rules as there would have been collusion on pricing and exclusive programming deals. It specifically highlighted the involvement of the commercial arms of German […]