SBS Australia ties up drama package deal with ZDF Enterprises
Australia first to premiere brand new dramas Before We Die and ANA. all in.
Mainz, June 8th, 2021
ZDF Enterprises has sold a range of scripted titles to Australia’s national broadcaster SBS Australia including first sales of their two new, highly anticipated dramas Before We Die and ANA. all in.
The deal, brokered by Yi Qiao, Director ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises, will see the relicense of crime series The Team (S1-2) and the family saga Ku’damm 56 and 59 as well as the new sequel Ku’damm 63. The English version of the Nordic noir drama Before We Die (6x52’), commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4 and produced by Eagle Eye Drama, stars Lesley Sharp as a police detective who discovers her estranged son is an undercover informant in a brutal murder investigation. Set in the gambling world and inspired by real events, the thriller ANA. all in. (6x48’) is based on the book by award-winning author Roberto Santiago.
Robert Franke, Vice President ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises, said: “I’m delighted that European drama has proven to be popular with Australian audiences. With Ku’damm 63, Before We Die and ANA.all in. they can look forward to even more exciting, emotional and action-packed storytelling.”
Peter Andrews, Head of Network Programming - SBS TV & Online Content said: “ZDF Enterprises have been a trusted partner in supplying us with an engaging array of world class dramas to entertain our viewers, so I’m pleased SBS has secured these titles which will be a great addition to our schedule.”
About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide program distribution, international co-productions, program acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of 18 subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Enterprises manages the largest German-language program stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. ZDF Enterprises provides a comprehensive, full-service offering and covers every step in the chain of creation and exploitation of successful content, from development to production and marketing. Website: www.zdf-enterprises.de
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, e-mail: email@example.com, www.zdf-enterprises.de.