15 MAR 2023

Beta and SBS Australia extended their multi-year license deal

Beta Group and SBS have extended their ongoing partnership and agreed on a multi-year license deal. Under the agreement, SBS gains access to multiple series and films of Beta’s extensive catalogue on an annual basis.

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Beta Group and Australian public broadcaster SBS have extended their ongoing partnership and agreed on a multi-year license deal. Under the agreement, SBS gains access to multiple series and films of Beta’s extensive catalogue on an annual basis. Event series “Sisi” (12x1h, Story House Pictures/RTL/Beta Film) headlines SBS’ first selection, alongside “El Inmortal – Gangs of Madrid,” “House of Promises,” and more series and feature films.

“We are thrilled to continue to grow our partnership with Beta, which will deliver an exciting line-up of internationally acclaimed series and films showcasing some of the best content from around the world. Our audiences love to dive into drama that explores cultures, languages, and compelling stories, and our partnership with Beta continues to deliver all that and more for Australians,”  said Peter Andrews, Head of Network Programming at SBS.

Nikolaus Sivaloganathan, VP International Sales & Acquisitions Asia, Australia and New Zealand at Beta Group, added: “This multi-year licensing deal has firmly cemented our relationship with SBS, our longstanding partner in Australia. We are excited to bring even more high-end content to an audience that truly appreciates unique European stories made for the global market.”

Also included in the first slate of series titles are the crime drama “Divided We Stand” (6x1h), set in newly united Germany, and “Silent Road” (13x1h), a suspenseful crime drama from Greece. Furthermore, the German series “Breaking Point” (6x1h). In addition to this already diverse catalogue there is the coming-of-age story of a young football player, “Golden Boy” (5x1h), as well as the biographical limited series “De Gaulle” (6x1h), and the third installment of “The Wall” (8x1h). SBS also brings the critically acclaimed feature film “My Little Sister” (2h), the biopic “3 Days in Quiberon” (2h), and World War I thriller “Hinterland” (2h), amongst others.

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