Germany´s Gold GmbH founded with head office in Berlin
Launch of VoD portal planned for end of this year at the earliest
Berlin, 25 April 2012
A number of renowned firms from the German media and production industry have founded Germany’s Gold GmbH based in Berlin. The goal of the founders is to establish and operate a Video-on-Demand platform that addresses the consumer directly and provides audiovisual productions and other offerings in the field of electronic media via all broadcasting technologies suited to this end (in particular, satellite, cable, terrestrial channels, Internet and other technologies). The name of the portal will be announced before the launch, which is planned for this year, subject to approval of the German cartel office.
Altogether17 firms are participating in Germany´s Gold GmbH: Autentic GmbH, Bavaria Fernsehproduktion GmbH, Beta Film GmbH, Brainpool Artist & Content Services GmbH, MME Moviement AG, neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft mbH, Opal Filmproduktion GmbH, Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv GmbH, Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe GmbH, SWR Media Services GmbH, Telepool GmbH, TV 60 Filmproduktion GmbH, TV Plus GmbH, WDR mediagroup GmbH, ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG, ZieglerFilm Köln GmbH.
Germany’s Gold GmbH will be headed by a dual management team consisting of general managers Antoine Schmidt-Roy, head of Online Media and member of the management of Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing GmbH, and the experienced media executive Jochen Kröhne.
The main focus of the VoD platform, whose definitive name has yet to be announced, are the contents of all the partners, which comprise 60 years of German television history as well as German and international theatrical hits. Foremost here are TV productions (documentaries, how-to programs, TV movies, series, children’s and youth programs, entertainment shows) as well as feature films. The portal is to finance itself both through per-view fees as well as through subscriptions and advertising.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zdf-enterprises.de.