MIPCOM 2012: ‘Alarm For Cobra 11,’ Eco Doc ‘Taste The Waste’ Lead Global Screen Sales

5:40 AM PST 10/10/2012 by Scott Roxborough
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German sales giant books pan-European deals for multiple small screen titles.

CANNES – The ongoing Euro crisis hasn’t put a dent in sales for German TV powerhouse Global Screen, which reported multiple territory deals at MIPCOM for several of its top fictional series.

Leading the way was long-running Autobahn cop actioner Alarm for Cobra 11, which got picked up in several countries, including for The Netherlands, Turkey, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Another serial success was German telenovela Storm of Love, which went to channels in Italy, Finland, Slovakia and, for the first time, to RUV in Iceland. TV event movie The Hunt for the Amber Room, which had already presold to France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China and Poland, closed for Russia/GUS and the Czech Republic at the Cannes TV market.

Global Screen also announced two Japanese deals for Valentin Thurn’s award-winning Taste the Waste, with distributor T&K securing all theatrical, video and VOD rights for the ecological documentary while Japanese public broadcaster NHK took TV rights.

Global Screen is the joint world sales operation of German production and distribution groups Bavaria Media and Telepool. Marlene Fritz heads up TV sales at the group.

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