Yes Israel buys Swedish drama series BLUE EYES from ZDF Enterprises
Mainz, 5th July, 2016
ZDF Enterprises has licensed the TV and VOD rights to the Swedish political drama BLUE EYES to the Israeli television platform yes, for broadcast on yesOh and the yesVOD service.
Yes is also the home of the thriller CYBERGEDDON and the crime series JACK IRISH from ZDF Enterprises.
“We are very pleased that we are now able to expand our relations with Yes in Israel,” said Alexander Coridass, President and CEO at ZDF Enterprises. “Yes is the perfect channel for this brilliant series that is thus able to continue its international success,” he added.
The drama series BLUE EYES is a snapshot of Sweden's political and social development. In ten one-hour episodes, the series tells of the manipulative power of politics, mediagenic election propaganda, right-wing tendencies, personal greed and tragic individual fates. A representative of the Swedish right-wing party is murdered. Her children become radicalized and now seek revenge.
BLUE EYES has already been sold to customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Slovenia and the USA.
About Yes Israel
A pioneer in designing the Israeli home entertainment experience, "yes" produces and owns a portfolio of branded channels in multiple genres including "yesOh" – The Home of HBO, as well as a diverse and prolific VOD catalogue. Innovative in technology and approach, "yes" offers its subscribers VOD categories that encourage content discovery, such as "yesLondon", a carefully curated selection of UK-produced television programs, and "yesBinge", which offers full seasons of the most popular and addictive series in the world. "yes" also invests in, produces and distributes award-winning content of all genres. "yes" is fully owned by Israel's leading telecommunication company Bezeq.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zdf-enterprises.de.