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ZDF Enterprises announces program line-up for its 25th company anniversary at MIPCOM

Mainz, 6th October 2017

ZDF Enterprises, the sales and distribution arm of German pubcaster ZDF, has announced its line-up of new productions in its genres ZDFE.drama, ZDFE.entertainment, ZDFE.factual and ZDFE.junior for this fall’s TV industry trade fair MIPCOM (Cannes, 16th -19th October).

Amongst the major highlights are, only to name a few:

  • Tabula Rasa (9 x 50'), the psychological thriller about Mie, a young woman with amnesia who is locked up in a secure psychiatric hospital.
  • School of Roars (52 x 7'), the animation series that helps children prepare for school life by exploring a child’s first year through the relationships and experiences of our mini monsters.
  • The Manipulation Game - How social media influence our views (60'), the docutainment that reveals the major mechanisms of opinion shaping in social media.
  • Size Matters (2 x 50'), the documentary that explores a fascinating web of scientific concepts to uncover not just why things are as they are, but why they could never be any different.

ZDF Enterprises will also hold two events open to all MIPCOM attendees: on Monday, October, 16th, starting at 6 pm, the company introduces the creative minds behind ZDF's latest slate of contemporary drama, Zarah - Wild Times and Balaton Residence, featuring extraordinary female characters at the Salon Royan of the Hotel Majestic. On Tuesday, October, 17th, award-winning actress Veerle Baetens and the creators of the new psychological thriller Tabula Rasa (9 x 50') will be present at a panel discussion and screening from 10:00 am to 11:15 am in Auditorium K of the Palais des Festivals.

MIPCOM 2017 will also mark the official farewell of Alexander Coridass from the MIP markets. He will be resigning from his position as President and CEO at ZDF Enterprises for entirely personal reasons, effective at the end of this year. His position as Spokesman of the Management Board will be assumed by Fred Burcksen, who will be managing the company together with Co-Managing Director Stephan Adrian.


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, 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


Alexander Coridass (President and CEO)
Tabula Rasa
School of Roars
The Manipulation Game - How social media influence our views
Size Matters