National Geographic Channel acquires 'Last Secrets of the Third Reich' from ZDF Enterprises
Washington, DC / Mainz, 24th January 2012.
National Geographic Channel has acquired the six-part documentary series ‘Last Secrets of the Third Reich’ from ZDF Enterprises, the sales, distribution and production arm of Germany’s ZDF. The series offers new insight and archive material that exposes the contradictions and unknown inner workings of Hitler’s Nazi regime, and will premiere in more than 380 million homes and 165 countries later this year.
Produced under the supervision of Guido Knopp and the ZDF Contemporary History Department, ‘Last Secrets of the Third Reich’ introduces collections of archives that were inaccessible until recently, allowing new understandings of the Third Reich’s sinister wieldings. While some claim Hitler was not interested in personal economic gain, he misappropriated patrons’ money and died a very wealthy man. Was Field Marshal Rommel, the “Desert Fox,” a brilliant strategist who turned against Hitler, or was he a loyal follower until the end? And as one of Hitler’s most senior official, Heinrich Himmler was the senior official in charge of conceiving and overseeing the mass murder of European Jews – was he following orders or was he more vehement than even Hitler?
About NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNELS INTERNATIONAL
National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) inspires viewers through its smart, innovative programming that questions what we know, how we view the world and what drives us forward. A business enterprise owned by National Geographic Ventures and FOX Entertainment Group, NGCI contributes to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education through its six channels: National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Wild HD, Nat Geo Adventure and Nat Geo Music.
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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: email@example.com, www.zdf-enterprises.de.