Web application "Construction and Fall of the Berlin Wall" nominated for International Digital Emmy® Award
Mainz, 4th March 2010
ZDF Enterprises is delighted to announce that its web application "Construction and Fall of the Berlin Wall" has just been nominated for an International Digital Emmy® Award in the non-fiction category, where the ZDF Enterprises production is the only competitor against three BBC productions.
The Emmys will be presented at a special ceremony hosted by TV actress/producer Illeana Douglas on Monday 12 April 2010 at MIPTV in Cannes. "The 2010 nominees showcase global excellence in programming on digital platforms and we congratulate them for their outstanding achievements," said Bruce l. Paisner, President / CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Alexander Coridass, ZDF Enterprises' President and CEO, says: "ZDF Enterprises is well aware of the fact that the digitalization will play a major role in any future sales. For this reason, we have been very active in this area in the last years and have developed and successfully marketed numerous web specials, microsites, digital clips etc. Thus, we are thrilled to also be nominated for the 2010 International Digital Emmy Awards and very pleased with the repeated international recognition of our work to this date."
The online application "Construction and Fall of the Berlin Wall" was created by ZDF Enterprises’ subsidiary ZDF.digital productions to accompany the documentary program "Busting the Berlin Wall." It is a virtual "journey of discovery" that begins with an animated 3D info-graphic depicting a stylized illustration of West Berlin surrounded by the Wall. The Wall is shown in various stages of its existence: from simple fence to menacing border with "death strips" and to its final appearance before its fall. While exploring the info-graphic, the user comes upon various hot spots that each depict a special aspect of the divided Germany. Short films feature, for example, a successful escape across the Baltic Sea, the "Stasi State" GDR or the fall of the Wall on 9 November 1989. Brief texts also supply further information.
**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**
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