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ZDF Enterprises announces sale of 260 episodes of kids’ programming to Israel's HOT

Mainz, 31st March 2015

Media producer, coproducer and distributor ZDF Enterprises announces ZDFE.junior’s first major sale of live-action programs for youths to HOT, the biggest VOD supplier in Israel. HOT is an internet, telecom and TV service provider, cable platform operator including company-owned and -run channels and VOD supplier.

The substantial package contains 260 half-hour episodes of some of ZDF Enterprises' most popular and recent kids' shows such as H2O - Just Add Water (3 seasons), Dance Academy (3 seasons), Wolfblood (3 seasons), The Elephant Princess (2 seasons) and Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures (first season).

The types of program are varied and range from the "mermaid classic" and worldwide mermaid craze initiator H2O – Just Add Water to the exciting new action-packed adventure series Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures, in which a clever but down-to-earth teen uses his head to face enormous dangers.

The deal involves digital rights for HOT’s basic SVoD platform HOT VOD Young.

Peter Lang, ZDFE.junior’s VP at ZDF Enterprises: "Israel's HOT will be an ideal platform for making superb viewing for children and youths accessible in a flexible way. Prior to the current agreement, HOT and ZDF Enterprises had already teamed up concerning other programming genres. We at ZDFE.junior are proud to be able to extend this successful partnership to children and youth programs."


About HOT
HOT is a group of communication companies that offers customers a great variety of communication services, including multi-channel television, fast internet infrastructure with a speed of 200 Mb, advanced fixed line telephone services, ISP (internet provider) services – via subsidiary company HOTnet, and cellular connection services – via subsidiary company HOT mobile. In addition, the company provides international communication services including long-distance calls for fixed and mobile lines - via subsidiary company HOT 017. The company employs more than 5,500 direct employees nationwide and around 2,000 outsourced and indirect employees.
HOT has 872,000 subscribers of multi-channel television that constitute about 60 % of the multi-channel television market share. The company has about 740,000 internet subscribers that represent more than 40 % of the market share, and about 680,000 fixed telephone lines. Even before HOT mobile launching, the company was previously called “Mirs” and listed more than 430,000 clients. HOT provides services for a total of approximately 1.3 million households in Israel.


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


H2O - Plötzlich Meerjungfrau
Dance Academy - Tanze deinen Traum
Wolfblood - Verwandlung bei Vollmond
The Elephant Princess
Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures