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Viasat World secures new Sonar Entertainment content deal

Includes deal for new drama Das Boot

Viasat World has agreed a new content deal with Sonar Entertainment which will see its Das Boot series aired on the Epic Drama channel.

Season two of the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Mr. Mercedes will also be added to the line-up of Viasat’s ViP Premiere channel and ViP SVoD service in Russia and the CIS territories.

A co-production between Sky Deutschland, Bavaria Fiction and Sonar Entertainment, new event series Das Boot follows the crew of the fictional U612 U-boat as they leave their home port for enemy territory, whilst also following the Resistance as it fights the German occupying forces in La Rochelle. The series is scheduled for December.

Meanwhile, the second season of the TV adaptation of Stephen King’s hit novel Mr. Mercedes will have a ten-episode run.

“We’re thrilled to make our channels and platforms the home of these top-quality series in CEE markets,” said Seniha Tunaboylu, head of acquisitions at Viasat World. “Filmed here in Europe and in part in one of Epic Drama’s markets, we are particularly excited to see how Das Boot resonates with the audience. Sonar Entertainment, as a producer and distributor of exceptional content, is a key partner to us and this deal signifies our continuing commitment to working alongside the best in the business.”

David Ellender, president of Global Distribution and Co-Productions at Sonar Entertainment, added: “Viasat World’s portfolio of channels and platforms is the perfect home for these exceptional productions. We know both Das Boot and Mr. Mercedes season two will be enormously popular with CEE audiences.”