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ZDF Enterprises and Hong Kong’s PCCW sign first drama deal

Mainz, 15th March 2019

ZDF Enterprises and Hong Kong’s PCCW have signed their first drama deal, it was announced today.

The package of the milestone deal includes ‘Hamburg Homicide’ (6x45’), a crime series produced by ZDF Enterprises subsidiary Network Movie for German Pubcaster ZDF, the suspenseful Swedish cop series ‘Before we die’ (10x60’), produced by A B-Reel Films production in co-production with SVT, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises GmbH and FRSM as well as the two mini series Ku’damm 56’ and its sequel ‘Ku’damm 59’ on the lives of a Berlin family in the 1950s, when worlds collided and the struggle between prudishness and emancipation was carried out, produced by UFA Fiction for ZDF. Leading lady Sonja Gerhardt was honoured with an iEmmy nomination for her performance.

The programs will be aired on PCCW’s English language free television channel ViuTVsix in Hong Kong.

Robert Franke, ZDF Enterprises‘ VP ZDFE.drama: “This deal will see a selection of some of our best drama programs make their debut in Hong Kong. All titles showcase excellent international content with gripping storylines and intriguing characters. We are looking forward to bringing even more drama to ViuTVsix in the future“.


About PCCW

PCCW Limited (PCCW or the Company) is a global company headquartered in Hong Kong which holds interests in telecommunications, media, IT solutions, property development and investment, and other businesses. PCCW is headquartered in Hong Kong and operates in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, mainland China, and other parts of Asia.

Contact PCCW
Group Communications, 39/F, PCCW Tower, Taikoo Place 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, Email:


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:,


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


Before We Die
Hamburg Homicide
Ku'damm 59