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ZDF Enterprises Head of Acquisitions Juergen Steimer to Retire

Mainz, 19th November 2011

As announced today by ZDF Enterprises President and CEO Alexander Coridass, Juergen Steimer, Senior Vice President Acquisitions and Coproductions, is retiring as of 31 December 2011. Coridass: “Juergen Steimer is one of the most experienced international program purchasers. With his know-how in business and program content, he was an unfailing guarantee for the success of ZDF Enterprises, and thanks to his vast knowledge and expertise, he must be given credit for a large part of the successful development of the firm. Through his personality, he also garnered great recognition from all business associates.” Juergen Steimer adds: “I witnessed the founding of ZDF Enterprises and am proud that the firm has established itself as an important player on the German and international market.”

Juergen Steimer was appointed Legal Consultant to ZDF in 1982, specialising in copyright, international law and cable distribution in other countries. From 1989 to 1992 he was Head of the Program Acquisition and Coproduction Department at ZDF. When ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993, Juergen Steimer was part of the founding team and has been Senior Vice President Acquisitions and Coproductions ever since.


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), 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


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