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ZDF Enterprises global distributor for stunning new wildlife documentary In Touch with a Giant Pacific Octopus

Mainz, December 21st, 2020

ZDF Enterprises has secured the global rights to distribute In Touch with a Giant Pacific Octopus (1 x 50’), a documentary by esteemed wildlife filmmaker and marine biologist, Florian Graner. 

A NDR Naturfilm and Doclights production in association with ARTE, ORF, the programme gives a fascinating insight into the biggest octopus species in the world.

Ralf Rueckauer, Vice-President ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises, said: “As a top underwater cameraman, Florian Graner’s career has taken him all over the world working on series such as Blue Planet and Oceans for the BBC and Animal Planet’s River Monsters amongst many others. His vast experience is evident having beautifully captured the private life of one of nature’s most elusive sea animals.”

With eight arms, nine brains, arms that can stretch to ten meters, Giant Pacific Octopuses are strange creatures. A relative of snails and mussels, they can reach an incredible 100 pounds in weight. The documentary records impressive scenes of a Giant Octopus rendezvous and the unselfish care of a female who, as a mother-to-be, protects and fans her clutch for months before she dies totally exhausted. 

In Touch with a Giant Pacific Octopus also highlights the extraordinary intelligence of these creatures by following the developments of a young female giant octopus at a Marine Science Centre. Inquisitive and attentive, she solves increasingly complex problems that are set for her as well as enjoying regular cuddle sessions.  

ZDF Enterprises are launching In Touch with a Giant Pacific Octopus to the global market this month.


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


In Touch with a Giant Pacific Octopus