German broadcasters hunger for reality

A&E catalog sells across channels

BERLIN -- German broadcasters can't seem to get enough of reality, A&E style. Channels public and private have bought out A&E's catalog, led by RTL, which acquired the first two seasons of top-rated History Channel series "Ice Road Truckers."

Munich based RTL 2 nabbed "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and "Crime 360."

Tele 5 picked up a series of Biography profiles, mainly of Hollywood celebrities, while public broadcaster ZDF ARTE acquired four History U.S. shows: "Crude," "Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire," "Journey to 10,000 BC" and "The Egyptian Book of the Dead."