Das Boot Picked Up by Viasat World for Epic Drama Channel


Viasat World has inked a deal with Sonar Entertainment to bring the event series Das Boot to its Epic Drama channel.

A co-production from Sky Deutschland, Bavaria Fiction and Sonar Entertainment, the eight-part event series was shot in German, French and English. Viasat World acquired the exclusive rights, including SVOD, for Das Boot in select international markets and non-exclusive rights for Moldova, Montenegro and Malta. It is slated for a December launch on Epic Drama.

Viasat World and Sonar have also signed an agreement for season two of Mr. Mercedes, which will be added to the lineup of its ViP Premiere channel and ViP SVOD service in Russia and the CIS territories.

Seniha Tunaboylu, head of acquisitions at Viasat World, commented: “We’re thrilled to make our channels and platforms the home of these top-quality series in CEE markets. Our reputation is built on the strength of our content curation expertise, and our brands are much-loved by audiences because they are synonymous with the very best shows that are out there right now. Filmed here in Europe and in part in one of Epic Drama’s markets, we are particularly excited to see how Das Boot resonates with the audience. Sonar Entertainment, as a producer and distributor of exceptional content, is a key partner to us and this deal signifies our continuing commitment to working alongside the best in the business.”