ZDF Enterprises’ drama highlight ‘Wild District’ soon on screens in Turkey
Mainz, September 12th, 2019
Turkey’s Turkcell have acquired rights to the popular drama series ‘Wild District’ (10x60’) from ZDF Enterprises.
Turkcell is the market leader mobile operator in Turkey and it’s fastest-growing TV platform, TV+ is the leading IPTV and OTT platform in Turkey with offering more than 150 live TV channels and an SVOD service of movies, series and TV shows.. ‘Wild District’ is part of a drama program package containing also ‘Beyond Appearances’ (6x52’) and ‘Victor Lessard’ (30x60’) as part of a new strategy to promote TV series on TV+ SVOD platforms. TV+ has acquired exclusive SVOD rights and this contract represents the first deal ZDF Enterprises closes with this client.
“We are delighted to work with ZDF Enterprises and reach our subscribers with their high quality dramas. We believe that indie and creative mind of the producers and distributors will shape the future market way better. With the same perspective, we will continue to focus on tracing new dramas and acquiring indie and successful tv series” said TV+ business director, Baris Zavaroglu.
‘Wild District’ is produced by Dynamo (‘The Hidden Face’, ‘Undertow’) in co-production with ZDF Enterprises. Dynamo also provided production services to such high-profile projects as Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ and ‘American Made’ starring Tom Cruise. Created by Cristian Conti and directed by Javier Fuentes-León and Carlos Moreno, the series stars Juan Pablo Raba (‘Narcos’, ‘Six’, ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’). ‘Wild District’ blends pure drama and action to tell the story of a man who escapes the Colombian armed conflict only to find himself facing a private war on two fronts.
Robert Franke, VP ZDFE.drama for ZDF Enterprises: “This agreement is particularly significant for us. We value the contract with Turkcell as the beginning of new and fruitful partnership in this high-potential territory“.
About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a private subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned television broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for global distribution, international co-productions and licence purchasing, as well as the merchandising of strong programme brands in their own name, for ZDF and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the national and international stage. In a strong alliance, the company has the largest German-speaking programme library worldwide as well as an ever-growing inventory of international productions, comprising series and mini-series, TV films, documentaries and children’s programmes. Over the course of its development and diversification process to date, the ZDF Enterprises Group has developed numerous business areas in TV and media, meaning that today, ZDF Enterprises has the means to offer a comprehensive, full service covering every step in the process of creation and utilisation of successful TV productions, from development and production to the marketing of TV licences, merchandising, online rights and much more.
Contact ZDF Enterprises: Christine Denilauler (VP Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, tel.: +49 6131-9911130, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zdf-enterprises.de.