MIPTV 2023: Beta presents spring content catalog at Beta Brunch in Cannes

Japanese pay-tv broadcaster AXN Co., Ltd has acquired numerous series, including "Arctic Air," "Rex – A Cop’s Best Friend" and "Professor T," among other titles.

18 APR 2023

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AXN Co., Ltd has acquired numerous series from Beta Film, including the first three seasons of the famous Canadian canine cop procedural "Hudson & Rex," as well as "Agent Hamilton" and "Faster Than Fear" for AXN, and the multi-awarded crime drama "Professor T" and the original "Rex – A Cop’s Best Friend" for AXN Mystery. "Hudson and Rex"'s Diesel von Burgimwald celebrated the road to 100-episodes of the series on MIP-Sunday in Cannes on the Pink Carpet after the International Premiere of season 4.

Jan Mojto and company presented the spring catalog at the Majestic in Cannes. AXN also acquired the adventure drama "Arctic Air," by  Omni Film Productions, about a team of pilots dealing with the most extreme problems in the air and on the ground in the polar region. More of Rex and his partner will be available on AXN Mystery with the first season of the original "Rex – A Cop’s Best Friend" and the newest season of internationally acclaimed "Professor T" by Eagle Eye Drama for ITV and PBS.

The ITV/PBS produced crime series is one of UK’s most popular and most streamed dramas and currently in production for its third season, including the stellar main cast of Ben Miller (Bridgerton, Death in Paradise, Johnny English), Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The History Boys), and Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly, Deeply). "Rex – A Cop’s Bets Friend" aired in 125 countries around the world for 18 seasons with numerous national format adaptations.
"Hudson & Rex" by Shaftesbury/Pope Productions/Beta Film/Citytv revolves around major-crimes detective Hudson and his partner and former K-9 dog Rex. The popular show has been sold to over 120 territories worldwide and the fourth season was nominated for six Canadian Screen Awards, winning the Audience Choice Award. In addition to seasons one to three, AXN also picked up the Italian spin-off Rex Special Unit (24x1h, Beta Film and Dog's Life for RAI).
The slate of crime shows also includes "Faster Than Fear" by Rowboat Film- und Fernsehproduktion for MDR / ARD Degeto, which is moving to Japan as well, alongside acclaimed Turkish drama "Persona " by Ay Yapim for Puhu TV, and both seasons of the secret agent thriller "Agent Hamilton" by Dramacorp Pampas Studios/Kärnfilm/TV4/C-More/ Beta Film/ZDF/ZDF Studios. The latter is based on the iconic novels by Swedish author Jan Guillou and circles around former Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton on his international missions. "Faster Than Fear" tells the chilling story of a game of cat-and-mouse between a killer, targeting women, and a young female detective returning to work after a traumatic assault. In Persona, Haluk Bilginer plays the lead role of a court officer seeking justice before his mind completely fades away due to Alzheimer’s, for which he won the International Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor.