15. October 2009

Beta Film sealed high ranking deals at MipCom “Sisi” goes to France and Spain

Munich 14 October 2009. Beta Film has inked a number of high ranking deals at this year’s MipCom in Cannes. The event miniseries Sisi, the Australian action series Sea Patrol and Hallmark Channel’s Mrs. Miracle were among the best selling productions of this fall’s line-up. A huge interest attracted Beta’s new children label WUNDERBOX with productions like The Three Investigators amongst others. In addition, Beta sold a 300-hour package of TV movies and movie-cycles for free VoD to China.

At MipCom, Sisi (2x90’), the event mini-series about the life of the famous Austrian Empress Elisabeth, has been sold to or is in final negotiations with broadcasters in 18 territories. Sisi will run at Spain’s Telecinco, at France’ TF1 as well as in Canada, Finland, Belgium and Denmark. TF1 acquired not only the remake with Cristiana Capotondi and Martina Gedeck in the lead roles but also the re-run-rights of the “Sissi”-trilogy with Romy Schneider from the fifties. Beta’s sales team noticed also a huge interest from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

The Australian action series Sea Patrol (55 x 1 hour) has found great interest, the Christmas TV movie Mrs. Miracle was acquired by France with a strong interest from Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.

Customers were also highly attracted by the children’s library of Beta’s new WUNDERBOX-label. The TV rights of the feature film The Three Investigators in the Secret of Terror Castle were sold to Ireland and Greece. Final negotiations are taking place with broadcasters in the US, France and Japan. The animation series and the feature film of Princess Lillifee have been sold to Greece, Sweden is likely to seal the deal soon. Little Dodo about a little monkey in the primeval forest will go to Finland; an Italian broadcaster is highly interested too.


For further information and photos:
Beta Film Press
Dorothee Stoewahse