26 JUL 2023

Beta Film's “Hotel Portofino” leads primetime ratings on RAI 1 in Italy

The acclaimed British saga “Hotel Portofino,” produced by Eagle Eye in association with Beta Film, has won the Italian audience prime time on Italy’s leading broadcaster RAI 1.

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The acclaimed British saga “Hotel Portofino,” produced by Eagle Eye in association with Beta Film, has won the Italian audience prime time on Italy’s leading broadcaster RAI 1. The first two episodes peaked at 2.6 million viewers with an average market share of 12.4%.

The series previously premiered to glowing reviews on ITV. On BritBox UK, the first season became one of the highest streaming launch originals, while on Foxtel Australia it became the second most watched VOD series. Additionally, the series achieved the second-highest debut for an international drama on Sky Italia's Sky Serie channel. “Hotel Portofino” has been sold to over 70 territories, making it available on five continents, including Scandinavia, the Netherlands, and North America.

“Hotel Portofino” revolves around a British family who establishes a hotel for upper-class travelers on the enchanting Italian Riviera during the "roaring 20s," as they try to escape the traumatic aftermath of World War I. However, the charming and peaceful paradise soon drags its British guests into a web of scandalous secrets. The show stars Natascha McElhone as Bella Ainsworth and Mark Umbers as her husband Cecil. It was written by Matt Baker and directed by Adam Wimpenny, while Jo McGrath and Walter Iuzzolino oversee the production as executive producers.

Presently, two seasons of “Hotel Portofino” are available, and a third season is in production, bringing the overall series volume to 18 episodes. Beta Film handles international sales for all three seasons.

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