January 2020

UFA Show & Factual Launches ‘Facebook Watch’ Series

01/24/2020, Potsdam 

UFA Show & Factual launches the “Facebook Watch” series “Einfach Elvis”. The web series reports about the experiences and encounters of “Elvis” on Facebook, accompanying the RTL Zwei TV series “Hartz und herzlich”. It is UFA’s first web series for Facebook. The first episode will be released on January 28.

The inhabitants of the so-called Benz Barracks in Mannheim have been guaranteeing strong ratings for RTL Zwei with their stories for more than three years in “Hartz und herzlich”. UFA Show & Factual is now launching its first web series “Einfach Elvis” on Facebook featuring one of the main protagonists to accompany the TV series – as a “Facebook Watch” format.

“A fan community that enthusiastically follows the people in the show has long been established on social media,” says Ralf Jühe, Executive Producer UFA Show & Factual, about the UFA produced TV series “Hartz und herzlich”. “One of the everyday heroes is 47-year-old Elvis. In our web series, Elvis travels across Germany with our camera team and visits people and places that interest or move him.” UFA calls Elvis a “man of clear words”. “He likes to discuss things and loves communication. Although he and his 10-strong family are dependent on the Hartz IV financial support for the unemployed and have to accept many limitations, Elvis has not lost his sense of humor.” The “Einfach Elvis” Facebook page has already been launched online ; the first “Facebook Watch” episode will be released on January 28. From then on, Elvis will report about his experiences once a week on Tuesdays. (Source BENET)