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All3Media acquires German prodco South&Browse

The German division of indie producer-distributor All3Media has acquired fact-ent and doc specialist producer Wige South&Browse. The Munich-based South&Browse produces non-scripted programming for both the commercial and public arenas for daytime ...
July 31, 2017

The German division of indie producer-distributor All3Media has acquired fact-ent and doc specialist producer Wige South&Browse.

The Munich-based South&Browse produces non-scripted programming for both the commercial and public arenas for daytime and primetime viewing. The company is currently realizing productions for the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, RTL II, Sky, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Südwestrundfunk.

Under the deal, which is still subject to approval of the relevant competition authorities, the former Wige Media subsidiary will become a production entity stationed under the All3Media Group umbrella.

Once the takeover closes, current Wige Media senior VP of entertainment Tom Gamlich (pictured) will oversee daily operations at South&Browse, becoming MD and executive producer.

All3Media Deutschland’s purchase of the German producer is slated to further extend its efforts in the territory beyond Berlin and Cologne, breaking ground in Munich and strengthening All3Media’s fact-ent competence.

“Along with Tower Productions – our joint venture with BBC Worldwide – and the factual programs produced by Filmpool Entertainment, we will, in future, have yet another foothold in this key market segment,” said All3Media Deutschland MD Markus Schäfer in a statement. “By taking over South&Browse, we will also be able to further expand the number of broadcasters for which we produce.”

“We anticipate that our integration into this group will provide access to a creative network with a strong infrastructure, which will promote program content development and future growth,” added Gamlich.

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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