RTL travels to ‘Rome’

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RTL TV has picked up terrestrial rights to HBO’s 12-part series “Rome.”

Skein, which focuses on two Roman soldiers and their families, will bow on HBO in September and on Germany’s pay TV service Premiere at the end of the year.

The BBC co-produced the $100 million series, which also was backed by Italy’s RAI, Jan Mojto’s EOS and paybox Premiere.

“Rome” is expected to air on RTL next year.

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