AUTENTIC invests in high quality documentaries, distributes factual content, and operates thematic channels and VOD services, representing a broad range of factual and documentary stories. Being platform-neutral, AUTENTIC, delivers its services to both linear and non-linear players in the Global market.
AUTENTIC offers business-to-business services, founded on a thorough understanding of both the editorial and economic needs of the industry. The company focuses its efforts on three particular categories: Documentaries with a broad appeal for a wide audience, fit for primetime scheduling on both terrestrial and pay broadcast networks; factual series with long running potential, supporting the brand position of linear channels, which will be scheduled prominently on regular or horizontal programming slots; and special interest films, including feature length productions, that appeal to well defined audiences, often best reached through new ways of content distribution.
AUTENTIC owns and operates several subscription-based linear channels. Together with Spiegel TV in Germany, AUTENTIC operates the two channels SPIEGEL GESCHICHTE which is broadcasted on Sky Deutschland and SPIEGEL TV WISSEN, distributed via all relevant cable- and IPTV-Provider in Germany and Switzerland.
Since 2010 AUTENTIC runs the three channels: Top Crime, Top Explore and Top History on On Digital Medias pay tv platform “TopTV” in South Africa.
With its two VOD offerings “FreeStar” and “Cinedom” AUTENTIC has made its first step in the digital market.
AUTENTIC currently develops a range of concepts for linear and non-linear content offerings, either by leveraging the appeal of strong content brands, or by targeting specific, but underserved audiences.
AUTENTIC was founded in 2008 and is based in Oberhaching near Munich, Germany. It is part of the Beta Film group, the biggest distributor of TV content outside the US.