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ZDF Enterprises and Lineup Industries partner for global formats distribution

First three ZDF Enterprises titles to join Lineup sales slate

Amsterdam / Mainz, 7th September 2017

Independent international distribution company Lineup Industries and ZDF Enterprises have signed a significant new distribution agreement. It sees the Amsterdam-based company become the go-to for ZDF Enterprises’ international formats sales, with 4 For Family, Quiz Champion and The Game Begins joining the Lineup slate as initial three titles.

Alexander Coridass, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises: “Lineup Industries has established itself as a distribution partner of note with extensive formats know-how and deep market knowledge. We are convinced that our shows are in capable hands and that this team will drive forth their international market presence.”

Ed Louwerse, co-founder of Lineup Industries said: “We are extremely happy to partner with the commercial arm of ZDF, one of Europe’s largest public broadcasting groups. ZDF has a reputation for creating and producing family entertainment with wide appeal and these new shows are wholly complementary to our existing distribution slate. We can’t wait to get working on these titles and believe they have significant potential globally.”

New family  show The Game Begins targets viewers aged from three to 99 and pits a team of celebrities against a competitive team of children in an assortment of tasks including skill and reaction, action, strategy and sports games, memory tests and more.

Quiz Champion sees challengers pitching themselves against five celebrity experts in a quiz battle that tests their knowledge to the max. Five different categories await them, chosen from sports, literature, music, and politics to nature, science, geography, food and history.  Only the candidate who does better than the experts in the major fields of general knowledge stands a chance of winning a quarter of a million Euros and the ultimate title ‘Quiz Champion’!

Every day, families master challenges together by supporting and helping one another. But how tight-knit are they really? In 4 for Family — The Big Family Competition, three families compete to prove that they are the closest. To be in with a chance of winning the €100,000 prize they not only have to win the task rounds but also the approval rating of the public who rate the teamwork, trust and endearment in their play.


About Lineup Industries

With a global reach, Amsterdam-based Lineup Industries is an independent international distributor offering the highest level of sales expertise combined with a tailored, global service. The company consists of a senior team of executives with wide-ranging experience dealing with broadcasters, corporations, independent producers and individuals worldwide. Lineup Industries focuses on formats and derived IP and is competitive and streamlined in its approach, facilitating high quality materials and consultancy, ensuring consistency across every production through its lifespan. In 2016 Beta Film GmbH took a stake in Lineup Industries forging a complementary distribution partnership between the companies.

For further information, please contact:

Aimee Norman at DDA Blueprint Public Relations on: +44 (0) 20 7932 9800 or


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


4 for Family - The Big Family Competition
Quiz Champion
The Game Begins