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MHz Networks USA acquires 150 program hours of drama from the ZDF Enterprises catalogue

Mainz, 18th July 2016

MHz Networks and ZDF Enterprises have sealed a package of 150 hours of premium content, including the 3 part event series “Kudamm 56 – Rebel With a Cause” produced by UFA Fiction (“Deutschland 83”), premiering on German Pubcaster ZDF in March 2016 with outstanding success. Other flagship programs are Scandinavian Noir titles such as “Blue Eyes” (10x60’),“Death of a Pilgrim” (4x60’), “The Fourth Man” (3x60’), “Bron III” (10x52‘) and both seasons of the Swedish production “Thicker than Water” (10x60’+ 10x45’).

The package comprises TV, DVD and partly VOD rights for North America.

Fred Burcksen, Executive VP and COO of ZDF Enterprises, comments: “We are delighted at the acquisition of this extensive package of programs. This deals marks another exciting step in our partnership with MHz. With an excellent platform and marketing strategy, our programs will continue their international success with a great partner.”


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