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Contract renewal for ZDF Enterprises' COO Stephan Adrian

Mainz, 18 April 2012.

The contract of the commercial COO of ZDF Enterprises GmbH Stephan Adrian is being renewed for a period of five years. He thus continues to head the firm alongside Alexander Coridass, President and CEO of Program and Sales.

ZDF General Manager Thomas Bellut, who is also chairman of the supervisory board of ZDF Enterprises, explains the renewal: “Stephan Adrian has accomplished outstanding work and made substantial contributions to the firm’s positive development. The renewal of his contract thus stands for continuity and progress.”

Stephan Adrian: “I am very grateful for the trust placed in me by the supervisory board, and am very confident that, together with Alexander Coridass and our team, we will continue writing the success story of ZDF Enterprises in the coming years as well.”

The 56-year-old Adrian came to ZDF in July 1988 as adviser in the Tax, Insurance and Social Insurance Department, which he took over in 1993. He has been Commercial Chief Executive Officer of ZDF Enterprises since July 2007.

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 (Director 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

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany


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