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Discovery, N-TV and Planete+ acquire World Media Rights’ ‘Greatest Events of World War Two in Colour’

ZDF Enterprises handles worldwide distribution outside of partner territories

London and Mainz, 4th October 2018

UK production house World Media Rights (WMR) today announces a range of broadcast partners for its forthcoming documentary series ‘Greatest Events of World War II in HD Colour’.

Discovery in the UK, N-TV in Germany and Planete+ in France have acquired the rights to air the 10 x 50’ series that charts the crucial moments of the Second World War. Planete+ acquired the series from ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster ZDF, who is distributing the series in the rest of the world.

‘Greatest Events of World War II in HD Colour’ uses archive footage, much of it previously unseen, acquired from over 39 sources including rare library footage from Japan and Russia and processed with state-of-the-art colourisation software.

From the Blitzkrieg of Germany’s tanks across Europe to the Battle of Britain; from the War in the Pacific to D-Day and to the horrors of Hiroshima, the series documents the conflict in unflinching detail, once again bringing the greatest global struggle the world has ever known to a new generation in vivid colour.

‘Greatest Events of World War II in HD Colour’ is the follow up to WMR’s hugely successful ‘World War II in HD Colour’ which was narrated by Robert Powell and sold in over 55 countries around the world.

World Media Rights’ Alan Griffiths and David McNab are Executive Producers.

Alan Griffiths, CEO of World Media Rights, said: WMR is at the forefront of action adventure series for the international market and ‘Greatest Events of World War Two in Colour’ fits perfectly into our portfolio. It will appeal to history binge watchers around the world.’’


About World Media Rights

World Media Rights (WMR) is a prolific, long established producer of factual programming for the international market. Created in 2007, the company supplies factual TV programming to over 55 countries globally and its programmes are regularly broadcast on channels and platforms including Discovery, CCTV in China, Netflix, Planete, ZDF, Foxtel, Mediaset and UKTV. Successful US cable programming franchises include ‘Black Ops’, ‘Air Crash Confidential’ and ‘Myth Hunters’. In July 2017 ZDF Enterprises acquired a minority stake in World Media Rights.

For further information on World Media Rights please contact Justin Crosby at Boom! PR on +44 (0)203 176 6688, +44 (0) 7966 228361,


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


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Copyright: World Media Rights