You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Attendance at Screenings up by 30%

German TV showcase held in Austria for first time

BERLIN — Organizers of the German Screenings are reporting a 30% boost in attendance midway through this year’s event, held for the first time in Austria.

Pubcaster ARD’s international distribution arms German United Distributors and Telepool set up the event, which kicked off Dec. 3 in Vienna, and were joined for the second year by Austrian pubcaster ORF as well as German international pubcaster Deutsche Welle.

ZDF Enterprises, the distribution division of Germany’s other main pubcaster, no longer takes part in the event, which attracted nearly 150 buyers from Europe and around the world.

ZDF Enterprises topper Alexander Coridass has in the past called for the German Screenings to be revamped and opened to commercial broadcasters and other producers in order to make it more attractive and relevant to international buyers, although the event remains a useful and exclusive venue for ARD and its partners.

Telepool is hawking TV and feature film product such as ARD’s hit series “Turkish for Beginners,” telenovela “Red Roses,” which sold to Switzerland, and Andreas Dresen’s hit “Summer in Berlin.”

The German Screenings run through Dec. 7.

More TV

  • Becca Kufrin Bachelorette

    TV Ratings: ABC Tops Monday With 'Bachelorette,' 'Proposal' Series Premiere

    BERLIN — Organizers of the German Screenings are reporting a 30% boost in attendance midway through this year’s event, held for the first time in Austria. Pubcaster ARD’s international distribution arms German United Distributors and Telepool set up the event, which kicked off Dec. 3 in Vienna, and were joined for the second year by […]

  • robert kirkman

    Amazon Orders Animated Series 'Invincible' From 'Walking Dead' Creator Robert Kirkman

    BERLIN — Organizers of the German Screenings are reporting a 30% boost in attendance midway through this year’s event, held for the first time in Austria. Pubcaster ARD’s international distribution arms German United Distributors and Telepool set up the event, which kicked off Dec. 3 in Vienna, and were joined for the second year by […]

  • Game of Thrones

    Why 'Game of Thrones' Is Poised to Make an Emmy Comeback (Column)

    BERLIN — Organizers of the German Screenings are reporting a 30% boost in attendance midway through this year’s event, held for the first time in Austria. Pubcaster ARD’s international distribution arms German United Distributors and Telepool set up the event, which kicked off Dec. 3 in Vienna, and were joined for the second year by […]

  • Atlanta Killing Eve GLOW

    'Killing Eve,' 'Atlanta,' 'GLOW' Among 2018 TCA Award Nominees

    BERLIN — Organizers of the German Screenings are reporting a 30% boost in attendance midway through this year’s event, held for the first time in Austria. Pubcaster ARD’s international distribution arms German United Distributors and Telepool set up the event, which kicked off Dec. 3 in Vienna, and were joined for the second year by […]

  • Pamela Adlon Remote Controlled Podcast

    Remote Controlled: 'Better Things' Boss Pamela Adlon on the 'Joy' of Directing

    BERLIN — Organizers of the German Screenings are reporting a 30% boost in attendance midway through this year’s event, held for the first time in Austria. Pubcaster ARD’s international distribution arms German United Distributors and Telepool set up the event, which kicked off Dec. 3 in Vienna, and were joined for the second year by […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content