LONDON — European broadcasters have been scrambling to keep up with events in Brussels over the past two days. Variety looks at how they adapted to the fast-moving events, reworking schedules to make…
Hajo Seppelt's explosive documentary "The Doping Secret: How Russia Creates Champions" premiered on German television late last year presenting a damning look at entrenched and systematic…
LONDON — World sales company Global Screen has picked up international rights to six-part political thriller "Capital Power." It is directed by Friedemann Fromm, who won the German Television Award…
LONDON — ARD in Germany, the world's second largest public broadcaster, has acquired the first two seasons of comedy “Cuckoo.” Season one stars Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and the second…
CANNES — Global Screen has sold animated-live action miniseries “Pinocchio” to the four Central and Eastern European territories. The skein has been licensed to Czech Republic (Ceska Televize)…
BERLIN Germany is proving fertile soil for video-on-demand, as pubcaster giants ARD and ZDF push forward with plans for their own service, dubbed Germany's Gold.
German documentary filmmakers have protested against plans by pubcaster ARD to cut its documentary strand.
Germany has one of the biggest free TV markets in the world, but despite some 30 commercial rivals and plenty of U.S. fare on air, it's pubcasters ARD and ZDF that lead in the ratings, year after…
While all over the world "Idol" has millions worshipping at its feet, in Germany, ARD trumpets the success of folk music.
Pubcasters ARD and ZDF have scored another sports coup with the acquisition of Teutonic rights across all platforms to the 64 matches of the 2014 World Cup soccer championship.
Senator Entertainment has sold TV rights to a film package to German pubcaster ARD for an undisclosed amount.