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Christian Rönsch appointed new general manager of Studio Hamburg Enterprises

Mainz/Hamburg, 27th May 2013

Effective as of 1 June 2013, Christian Rönsch will be taking over the post of general manager of Studio Hamburg Enterprises GmbH.

“Thanks to Christian Rönsch’s experience of many years in leading positions in the home-entertainment branch, he will be focusing on providing new impulses, especially in distribution and marketing, but also in the strategic direction of the firm,” says Peter Thiem, general manager of Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing.

“We are very pleased to welcome such a versatile and knowledgeable manager as Christian Rönsch. He is unquestionably our absolute ideal candidate for this important position,” adds Dr. Alexander Coridass, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises.

Studio Hamburg Enterprises GmbH is a joint undertaking of Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing and ZDF Enterprises. The object of the company is the acquisition of feature film and TV licenses as well as their exploitation, especially in the DVD/Blu-ray disc domain.

Christian Rönsch has a degree in business economics and has held various executive positions in a number of firms for over 15 years now. In the past five years, he was responsible for the FilmConfect AG as CEO and for the FilmConfect Home Entertainment GmbH as managing director.

The 46-year-old Rönsch previously worked as sales director at in2movies GmbH & Co. KG (a joint venture of Bertelsmann/arvato and Warner Bros.). Further stations in his career were Warner Home Video Germany and BMG Video/Universum Film GmbH.

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About ZDF Enterprises
Founded in 1993, ZDF Enterprises GmbH is the wholly-owned subsidiary and commercial arm of ZDF German Television Network, one of Europe's largest and most respected broadcasters. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the development, production and global distribution of quality original programming. The company is also responsible for all program acquisitions and international co-productions on behalf of the network, and acquires programming for world-wide distribution. Its vast program library ranks as the largest in the German language. The extensive catalogue includes television movies and mini-series, drama series and comedies, documentaries, family entertainment and children's programming. ZDF Enterprises also oversees all licensing and merchandising activities based on its high-profile programs, including book and music publishing and the licensing of its program properties in all key product categories. Committed to the future, ZDF Enterprises has embarked on numerous New Media initiatives, ranging from opportunities within the burgeoning e-commerce industry to the creation of themed edutainment dimensions featuring the recognized program brands with which ZDF has become synonymous.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications), Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, tel.: +49 6131-9911130, fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail: christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de, www.zdf-enterprises.de.

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About Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing
STUDIO HAMBURG DISTRIBUTION & MARKETING GMBH (SHDM) is a 100-percent subsidiary of STUDIO HAMBURG GmbH. SHDM is a full service provider. Its areas of activity include production, marketing and distribution of TV, video and audio programs. SHDM has a global presence and is extremely well-versed in all forms of media, including series, feature films and documentaries on TV, the internet, DVDs and audio CDs. SHDM Home Entertainment & Merchandising releases over 100 DVD products per year. It focuses on TV crime dramas, comedy classics, literary adaptations, documentaries, family series and sports and music programmes. SHDM successfully operates the online shop www.ardvideo.de, which currently has 100,000 regular customers. With exclusive access to the archive of NDR and close collaboration with WDR and various production companies, SHDM is the leading provider of German television programs on DVD. Since 2011, SHDM has also been releasing international TV series on the label “tellyvisions – tv you talk about”. In addition, SHDM publishes and licences audio books, books and recordings and carries out active merchandising for selected in-house and outside productions.

Contact Studio Hamburg
Studio Hamburg GmbH, Ingrid Meyer-Bosse, Director Corporate Communications, +49-40-6688 2240, imeyer-bosse@studio-hamburg.de

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Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

Phone
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
Fax
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
E-Mail
christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de
Address
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany

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