All3Media, BBCWW team for German TV

New joint venture, Tower Prods., based in Cologne

COLOGNE, Germany -- BBC Worldwide and the German arm of European production powerhouse All3Media have set up a joint venture, Tower Prods., which will produce German versions of BBC television formats.

Based in Cologne, Tower Prods. will work closely with BBC Worldwide's London development team to adapt Brit shows as well as create its own original formats.

All3Media already controls several German production outfits, including MME Moviement, IdTV and filmpool. The BBC deal still has to be approved by German competition authorities.