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The ZDF/ZDF Enterprises co-production "Millennium" wins an International Emmy Award

Mainz, 22nd November 2011

The ZDF/ZDF Enterprises co-production "Millennium" has won an International Emmy Award in the TV movie/mini-series category. The prize was awarded on Monday, 21 November 2011, at the 39th Emmy Awards Gala in New York.

The "Millennium" trilogy by the bestselling Swedish author Stieg Larsson was shot in Sweden in 2009 as an international co-production of Yellowbird, ZDF (commissioning editors: Klaus Bassiner, Wolfgang Feindt), ZDF Enterprises (producer Peter Nadermann) and SVT in cooperation with Nordisk Film with Michael Nyqvist and Noomi Rapace, and was initially screened in European cinemas as a shorter version, with great success. In Germany, the trilogy was distributed to cinemas by nfp marketing & distribution and was seen there by over 1.5 million people. ZDF broadcast the original version in January and February 2011 as a six-part series, in the established crime story slot at 10.00 pm on Sunday night. On average, 4.17 million viewers (market share: 17.8 per cent) followed the thrilling stories about Lisbeth Salander and the investigative journalist Mikael Blomkvist.

The International Emmy Award is one of the most important awards for TV productions and is awarded annually by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


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.

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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:,


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