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Autentic to distribute PBS German-language catalog

Beta-Film joint venture Autentic has announced it will exclusively represent the PBS catalog within German speaking Europe.
April 12, 2010

Beta-Film joint venture Autentic has announced it will exclusively represent the PBS catalog within German speaking Europe. Autentic will be distributing the entire PBS catalog for Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland, announced in Cannes. The agreement gives Autentic several thousand hours of programming by PBS, including the science series ‘Nova’, ‘Frontline’ and the historical series ‘American Experience’. The distribution company acquires the Pay and Free TV rights as well as the DVD exploitation of the productions. Additionally, the company has acquired the international distribution rights for Red Bull Media House’s film and TV titles, which include documentaries in the travel and culinary arts genre and a two-part documentary on the Vienna Boys’ Choir.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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