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French Canada and French-speaking Switzerland acquire major TV Movie packages from ZDF Enterprises

Mainz, 23rd September 2015

In two deals closed by ZDF Enterprises, Francophone Quebec TV network Canal Vie and French-speaking Swiss broadcaster RTS have just bought the rights to a major collection of romantic TV movies based on books by celebrated women authors such as Johanna Trollope, Dora Heldt, Rosamunde Pilcher, Cecelia Ahern and Barbara Wood. Supplementing these successful cycles are single TV movies. No matter whether by British, American or German authors, these romantic stories exert a particular appeal to female viewers the world over.

Owned by Bell Media, Canal Vie was launched in 1997 and concentrates on topics aimed at women, such as health, beauty, family life and interior decoration as well as documentaries. Its package consists of 15 films. The RTS collection comprises 16 films in this genre. The Radio télévision suisse (RTS) is a Swiss public broadcaster and part of SRG SSR. It was established in 2010.


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


Rosamunde Pilcher-Collection