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ZDF Enterprises Extends Partnership with Jonathan M. Shiff Productions for 6 Years

ZDF Enterprises and Jonathan M. Shiff Productions (JMSP) have prolonged the agreement they signed in 2002 for further 6 years. The creative collaboration between the companies has already proven its winning partnership in various internationally successful live action series such as "The Elephant Princess", "Wicked Science" and "H2O - Just Add Water". Under the terms of this agreement ZDF Enterprises will coproduce JMSP productions and taking charge of worldwide sales of all associated rights outside Australia and New Zealand.

Alexander Coridass, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises: "We are delighted that our extremely successful partnership with Jonathan M. Shiff is to be extended. Excellent cooperation between everyone concerned has ensured that these programs enjoy an outstanding reputation worldwide and have proved highly successful with viewers. We have been able to sell JMSP productions in over 140 countries all around the globe, and our most important clients include France 2, RTI/Mediaset, Antena 3, Nickelodeon USA, Nickelodeon Great Britain, Nickelodeon France, Nickelodeon Spain, Cartoon Network Latin America, Jetix Europe, ORF, YLE, NRK, KBS and TG4. The new partnership will allow both stability and growth in our existing childrens' catalogue and will enable us to plan forward for many years."

Jonathan M. Shiff, the founder, CEO and supervising producer of JMSP, concurs: "It is fantastic to find such a successful partnership both financially and creatively. We look forward to develop new family access prime time series and children's programming together and shall also explore the possibilities in the online world."

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**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: [mailto:denilauler.c@zdf.de denilauler.c@zdf.de], [http://www.zdf-enterprises.de www.zdf-enterprises.de].

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Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

Phone
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
Fax
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
E-Mail
christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de
Address
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany