UFA Fiction


Another German drama to US network

A German drama set in 1980s East Berlin is heading to a US channel, marking the second such deal in TV history. Weissensee, an intense ARD Degato family drama from Ziegler Film, will broadcast on multichannel net MHz Networks with English subtitles following a deal with distributor Global Screen. This deal follows SundanceTV picking up […]

Canal+ acquires buzzy German drama

Cold War-inspired German drama Deutschland 83 will broadcast in France. The show’s distributor, FremantleMedia International, has sold the eight-part miniseries to pay TV giant Canal+. FMI said this meant Deutschland 83 has now presold into six “significant” European territories, as well being the first German-language drama to air on a key US network following a […]

Scandi nets travel to Deutschland 83

Five north European channels have prebought buzzy German Cold War drama Deutschland 83. SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway, DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland and RUV in Iceland have all joined the US’s SundanceTV in acquiring the RTL series. FremantleMedia International has global sales rights and has been heavily touting it in recent months. […]

SundanceTV gets first German drama

SundanceTV claims it will be the first US network to broadcast a German-language drama after coming on board the RTL series Deutschland 83. The eight-part drama from FremantleMedia-owned UFA Fiction (Generation War) has become a focal point of business for distributor FremantleMedia International, which has been touting its potential for months. The coming-of-age drama, set […]

FremantleMedia takes German Cold War drama

FremantleMedia International has taken global distribution rights to Deutschland 83, a major new German drama set for RTL Television. The German-language drama, set during the Cold War in 1983, follows a 24-year-old East German native sent to spy on the West in order to gather secrets on NATO military strategy. FMI has picked up rights […]