Autentic takes BBC catalog

Doc bundle slated for Spiegel channel

BERLIN — German TV shingle Autentic has acquired an extensive catalog of docu programming from the BBC.

The package, consisting of 58 hours of programming, includes current-event and historical titles, including “How Facebook Changed the World: The Arab Spring” and “Targeting Bin Laden,” as well as cultural programs focusing on the most famous museums of the world, and new archaeological excavations in Egypt.

Autentic, a joint venture between Beta Film and former Discovery Germany topper Patrick Hoerl, is slating the programming for its pay TV channel Spiegel Geschichte, a historical niche outlet and one of two channels it runs with Spiegel TV, the television division of weekly magazine Der Spiegel.

Autentic operates a number of niche feevee channels in various countries.

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