PANTALEON Films: Most successful start of a Mediathek series - "ASBEST" convinces millions of viewers in the ARD Mediathek

On 20 January 2023, the five-part series "ASBEST" by director Kida Khodr Ramadan started in the ARD Mediathek and already thrilled the streaming audience on the first weekend: With almost 3 million views, the series has the most successful start of a media series in the ARD Mediathek.

"ASBEST" is a production by Pantaleon Films GmbH on behalf of ARD Degeto for ARD. The producers are Dan Maag, Frank Kusche, Patrick Zorer and Marco Beckmann. Carolin Haasis and Christoph Pellander (both ARD Degeto) are responsible for editing the series. The series was funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Christoph Pellander, Editorial Director ARD Degeto: "We are overwhelmed and incredibly proud that ASBEST has thrilled an audience of millions in the ARD Mediathek on the very first weekend. Full of suspense and with an outstanding cast, the series is the perfect programme for all series junkies and impressively demonstrates the range of programming that the ARD Mediathek has to offer. Our thanks go to all those involved in front of and behind the camera for their great performance, without which this incredible success would not have been possible!"