ZDFE.unscripted entertainment’s full-service offer covers every step in the exploitation chain of successful TV productions, from the genesis and content development to production, and from the sales of TV licenses to merchandising rights, online rights and much more.
The widely varied programs we sell and distribute range from proven ZDF show formats to music and sports broadcasts, performing arts programs, comedy and infotainment programs as well as talk-, cooking and variety formats. You’ll find everything you need for every audience and every time slot!
Another major sphere of activity as established co-producers and co-financers with many years of international experience lies in developing, identifying and initiating top-quality programs and exciting new concepts that interest partners in Germany and abroad, as well as the brokering and negotiation of coproduction projects.
In the Licensing & Merchandising sector, ZDF Enterprises – as the ZDF’s exclusive agent – oversees all the activities concerning the top-notch ZDF program brand world as well as the highlights from the ZDFE portfolio. ZDF Enterprises is a strong and competent partner for license holders in all product categories and markets within Germany and around the world. Working in close cooperation with its clients, ZDF Enterprises develops tailor-made and innovative merchandising concepts. Our program brands stand for credibility, quality, competence, high viewer acceptance and popularity. “Wanna bet?!,” “WISO,” “heute-show”, “Das aktuelle Sportstudio” and “Your Song” have long ranked among the top brand names on German television.
If you’re looking for moving images for your own productions, ZDF Enterprises offers you access to a premium-quality moving-picture archive containing about two million short films from over 300,000 program hours in all genres. You can also obtain licenses of superior quality for exciting excerpts to use in your productions in the field of ZDFE.unscripted entertainment as well. Our musical sales department also offers you access to image usage rights of one of the largest music archives in Europe with 50,000 clips and countless live recordings from hit formats such as „ZDF Hitparade“, “Disco,” “Wanna bet!?” and “Rockpop in Concert.”