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ZDF Enterprises Co-productions Triumph at New York Festival

Mainz, 6th February 2009

The TV movie 'The Miracle of Berlin' has been awarded a Gold World Medal at the 2009 New York Festival. The two-part documentary 'Armageddon - The Impact' ('Super Comet') reached the final round and received a Finalist Certificate.

The television production 'The Miracle of Berlin' (featuring a star-studded cast including Kostja Ullmann, Karoline Herfurth, Veronica Ferres and Heino Ferch) tells the dramatic tale of an East German family in the 18 months leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall and is based on a true story.

A Finalist Certificate was awarded to the two-part international co-production 'Armageddon - The Impact' ('Super Comet') for reaching the last round of the event. 65 million years ago a gigantic asteroid struck the Earth and changed the face of the planet. 75 % of all species became extinct, and the era of the dinosaurs was brought to a close. This two-part production shows what could happen if a comet of that magnitude were to hit our world today. This catastrophe scenario is based on sound scientific fact, employing a combination of documentary and fictitious scenes to create a thrilling docu-drama.

The Film & Video Awards of the New York Festival highlight the best TV productions and image films worldwide. Entries from over 30 countries all around the globe were considered in making these awards.

Worldwide marketing of all rights to these two prize-winning programs is handled by ZDF Enterprises.


**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), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Lise-Meitner-Str. 9, D-55129 Mainz/Germany, tel. 0049 6131-991228, fax 0049 6131-991229, 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