AB International Distribution (Mediawan group) has sold the french rights’ of the television series Babylon Berlin (16 x 45 min) to the CANAL+ group, which will be broadcast on CANAL+ later in 2018.


Valérie Vleeschhouwer, Groupe AB’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, is delighted with this deal: “We are thrilled with the trust granted by the CANAL+ group, which will bring to Babylon Berlin the visibility and recognition this program deserves”.


This international television series, based on Volker Kutscher’s best-selling novels, directed by Tom Tykwer (Sense8, Perfume, etc.) with a M€40 budget, is an outstanding project for a non-spoken English program. It gathers the biggest European, global co-producers and rights buyers (including Netflix US, DR Denmark, and Movistar/Telefonica). The series has broken audience records in Germany and in the United Kingdom, and achieved the best launch for a non-English language series.