Tele Munchen Gruppe

TBI Weekly: How a US private equity firm is betting on Germany

US-based private equity house KKR has had a busy year in Germany. The New York outfit started 2019 without a foothold in the country but, barely 11 months later, has just tied up a deal for two of Germany’s best known producers. But far from being a one-off piece of M&A activity, the acquisition reflects […]

KKR investment firm acquires Tele München Gruppe

New York-headquartered investment firm KKR has acquired German producer-distributor Tele München Gruppe (TMG). The business is to create an independent platform that will host premium content out of Germany, along with other licensed programmes. The largest indie media company in Germany, TMG has a vast catalogue of international feature films and series, along with a […]

Sierra/Engine flags Crossbones sales

Broadcast groups such as Tele München Gruppe, Turner International and MTG have acquired the NBC miniseries Crossbones. TMG has acquired rights in Germany, Turner International and Polar Star have Latin America rights and MTG has nagged Scandinavia. Distributor Sierra/Engine Television has also bagged also sales with Icon in Australia, Sky (New Zealand), Sohu (China), Tohokushinsha […]

Broadcasters prebuy ABC’s Black Box

Broadcasters in Europe and Israel have acquired ABC’s upcoming medical procedural The Black Box. RTL in the Netherlands, VMMA in Belgium, Zon Lusomundo in Portugal, DBS in Israel and Blue Sky Media in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia/CIS, Greece and Cyprus have all acquired the show, which bows on ABC in the States on April […]