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ZDF Enterprises’ factual programs to debut on Hulu and Hulu Plus

German distributor and US VoD service continue their successful cooperation

Mainz, 25th March 2014

ZDF Enterprises will distribute a package of top documentary programs to Hulu, adding a sizable collection of 12 titles to the free, ad-supported and Hulu Plus subscription service.

These programs are produced by some of the best German, European and international filmmakers. All shot in HD, they date from between 2005 and 2013 and rank among the finest factual programs that ZDF Enterprises has in its catalogue. Many of them have aired a number of times all over the world. Enhancing their appeal to US audiences is the fact that several programs have explicit links to the US (scientific experts, shooting locations, etc.).

Hulu will offer selected programs from a number of different genres for debut, namely ancient history, archaeology, wildlife and nature, 20th-century history, current affairs, travel, people and places. Fans of the VoD service in the US can look forward to “The History of the Christmas Tree,” as well as “Wild Germany,” “Wild Poland” and “Scotland – Highlands and Islands” – which is sure to appeal to American viewers who like their docs wild and woolly!


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