Electric Entertainment’s The Ark sold to NBC Universal in Germany
February 20, 2023
Electric Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution company, has announced that its SYFY original TV series “The Ark” has been sold to NBC Universal Global Networks Germany, where it will air on SYFY in German-speaking territories. The deal includes all pay-TV rights. The announcement was made today jointly by Sonia Mehandjiyska, Head of International Distribution, Electric Entertainment and Karin Schrader, VP Programming & Acquisitions at NBC Universal Global Networks Germany.
Sonia Mehandjiyska, commented: “It is both exciting and rewarding having a long-lasting relationship with NBCU in Germany. Partnering with them on ‘The Ark’ is the third Electric Entertainment series they will be airing in the territories following the successful run of ‘The Librarians’ and ‘The Outpost’.”
Karin Schrader added: “Sci-Fi programs translate extremely well worldwide, especially those that are created by two of the most legendary producers in science-fiction – Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner. We are excited to present this highly anticipated series to our viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on SYFY.”
“The Ark” takes place 100 years in the future when planetary colonization missions have begun as a necessity to help secure the survival of the human race. The first of these missions on a spacecraft known as Ark One encounters a catastrophic event causing massive destruction and loss of life. With more than a year left to go before reaching their target planet, a lack of life-sustaining supplies and loss of leadership, the remaining crew must become the best versions of themselves to stay on course and survive.
The 12-episode series debuted in the US on February 1 and was SYFY’s most watched premiere in two years. “The Ark” has been sold in Spain, France, Portugal, The Balkans, Romania and Poland. Those announcements were made last year.
The deal with NBC Universal Global Networks Germany was negotiated between Sonia Mehandjiyska, Head of International Distribution at Electric Entertainment and Karin Schrader, VP Programming & Acquisitions at NBC Universal Global Networks Germany.