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ZDF Enterprises boasts four of Top 30 most screened programs at MIPDOC 2011

Mainz, 12 April 2011.

ZDF Enterprises, one of Europe’s leading TV producers and distributors for the international market, has once again confirmed its expertise in the field of documentaries by claiming four of the Top 30 most requested programs at this year’s MIPDOC. The prestigious documentary trade fair was held in conjunction with MIP TV in Cannes on 2/3 April 2011. ZDF Enterprises was the only firm with four titles in the Top 30 list, only three other firms can boast of being represented with more than one program on this honors list, namely with two titles.

Among the Top 5 are ZDF Enterprises’ “9/11: Science and Conspiracy,” about the widespread belief that the events of 9/11 were masterminded by the U.S. government, and “A Traveler’s Guide to the Planets,” which explores what it would be like to visit and live on our fellow planets. Also among the Top 30 most often screened programs at MIPDOC are ZDF Enterprises’ “Adventure Ocean Quest,” which follows freediver Frederic Buyle as he accompanies deep-sea creatures without disturbing them, and “Animal River Challenge,” about expeditions into the wilds of Guyana in search of rare creatures.

About ZDF Enterprises

Founded in 1993, ZDF Enterprises GmbH is the wholly-owned subsidiary and commercial arm of ZDF German Television Network, one of Europe's largest and most respected broadcasters. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the development, production and global distribution of quality original programming. The company is also responsible for all program acquisitions and international co-productions on behalf of the network, and acquires programming for world-wide distribution. Its vast program library ranks as the largest in the German language. The extensive catalogue includes television movies and mini-series, drama series and comedies, documentaries, family entertainment and children's programming. ZDF Enterprises also oversees all licensing and merchandising activities based on its high-profile programs, including book and music publishing and the licensing of its program properties in all key product categories. Committed to the future, ZDF Enterprises has embarked on numerous New Media initiatives, ranging from opportunities within the burgeoning e-commerce industry to the creation of themed edutainment dimensions featuring the recognized program brands with which ZDF has become synonymous.

Contact ZDF Enterprises

Christine Denilauler (Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications), 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