German media company Autentic will take full control of international factual distribution company Autentic Distribution, formerly a joint-venture of Autentic and WDR mediagroup, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster WDR.
Munich-based TV producer Jan Mojto has set up a joint company with German public broadcaster ZDF for the development and production of TV series.
German production and distribution company Beta Film has appointed producer Friedemann Goez as new executive for German, European and international developments and co-productions to strengthen its TV production department.
Beta Film, a German distributor of TV, home video and new media content, has extended its contract with MX1, the technical services subsidiary of Astra satellite operator SES.
Leading German TV production companies such as Beta Film and Brainpool apparently want to set up a video-on-demand (VOD) portal in competition to US provider Netflix.
Munich-based Autentic has become the major shareholder in the German documentary production company Tangram International.
Beta Film has picked up the distribution rights for HBO Europe’s three part miniseries Burning Bush.