Entertainment One (eOne) has inked a multiyear licensing partnership with NBCUniversal International in Germany for a slate of first-run series.
NBCUniversal International licensed the pay-TV rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for Deputy, Upright, Nurses and Burden of Truth, which will broadcast across the portfolio of channels that includes 13th Street and Universal TV. Deputy will be the first series to launch in the market, scheduled for an April debut on 13th Street.
“We are delighted to be partnering with NBCU on this significant deal in German-speaking Europe, with four diverse and brilliant series to be launched on their channels over the coming months,” said Dan Gopal, eOne’s executive VP of sales for EMEA. “Our long-running relationship with NBCU has seen us partner successfully on a number of TV series across Europe, and we can’t wait to launch these shows together starting with Deputy in April.”
Karin Schrader, VP of programming and acquisitions for NBCUniversal International Networks, said: “We are excited to continue our excellent partnership with eOne. The deal includes Deputy, Upright, Nurses and Burden of Truth—four top-quality series which are a perfect fit for our channel brands. With tailored and exclusive content that is entertaining, inspiring, thrilling and touching we will keep on captivating the German audience.”