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CuriosityStream pre-buys ZDF Enterprises’ PLANET OF TREASURES (6x52’)

4K documentary series presents the world’s most incredible sites with cutting-edge laser-scans and 3D animations

Mainz, 25th March 2019

CuriosityStream, the award-winning global documentary streaming and on-demand service, has pre-bought the six one-hour documentary series “Planet of Treasures – A History of Mankind” from ZDF Enterprises.

Human beings have changed the Earth itself, made their mark on the planet over many thousands of years, and left behind monuments to their cultural heritage. In “Planet of Treasures – A History of Mankind”, the distinguished Cambridge historian Sir Christopher Clark (“The Story of Europe”) takes us on the ultimate world tour of man-made masterpieces, cultural achievements, and miracles of nature such as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and a selection from almost 1000 world cultural heritage sites. It’s a whistle-stop tour across space and through time to astonishing testaments of human ingenuity and nature’s gems.

“Planet of Treasures – A History of Mankind” is a glossy 4K Production filmed on all inhabited continents, with stunning 3D-animation and cutting-edge laser-scans that show cross-sections of ancient monuments. The series is produced by Interscience GmbH, written by Gero von Boehm and executive produced by Bernhard von Dadelsen and Ricarda Schlosshan.

ZDF Enterprises has regularly delivered numerous hours of astonishing documentaries for global streaming on CuriosityStream, where the best factual programming from filmmakers around the world can be watched on demand, any time, streamed on most devices. “Planet of Treasures – A History of Mankind” will be available on CuriosityStream in 2020.

Ralf Rueckauer, VP ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises: “PLANET OF TREASURES is a rollercoaster ride of stunning images combined with gripping stories and astonishing historical insights. It is the perfect series for CuriosityStream and we are glad to see it has found its ideal home with our long-standing partner.”

Steve Burns, Chief Content Officer for CuriosityStream: “This series is an endeavour to paint a vivid and accurate portrait of some of the most astonishing places on our planet. For some of them, it may be the last or even the only chance to be documented – many are under grave threat from war and terror as well as climate change. It’s a unique chance to bring the world’s most incredible sites to our audience while at the same time, tracing the gripping story of the rise of human civilisation – and its consequences.”


About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, 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