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ZDF Enterprises highly satisfied with contracts signed at MIPCOM 2013

Cannes / Mainz, 10th October 2013

ZDF Enterprises is very satisfied with the contracts negotiated at the TV trade fair MIPCOM held from 7 to 10 October 2013 in Cannes.

The ZDFE.junior genre already had an announcement to make on the first day of the market: the sale of to the Finnish Free-on-Demand service YLE Areena of the Finnish broadcaster YLE. ZDF Enterprises has been overseeing KiKA, the children’s channel operated by ARD and ZDF, as a general agent since April 2012, and thus handles the distribution of all productions to which KiKA holds the rights. Significant deals with important U.S. partners were inked for further children’s and youth series, the details of which will be communicated shortly.

ZDFE.drama can also be proud of its achievements at MIPCOM, where it signed an impressive number or contracts, such as a agreement regarding the crime series “The Team,” which will be produced by Lumière from October 2013 and distributed worldwide by ZDF Enterprises. The market highlight in the drama sector, “Bron / Broen” (the original “The Bridge”) was sold to several territories, for example to SBS and SBS Video Australia, Globosat, AXN Spain, Edel, Czech TV as well as a US client. “The Killing III” was acquired by SBS and SBS Video, as well as American Video Films. Expect the Gillian Anderson thriller “The Fall” to be shown shortly on AXN Spain and Sky Deutschland. Italy’s RAI chose the crime series “Heldt” and “Die Chefin.”

With its sale of show formats to a U.S. production partner, ZDFE.entertainment scored a major win at this year’s MIPCOM.

In the documentary domain, ZDFE.factual has sold another large documentary package of 100 program hours to Servus TV and can report a renewed cooperation with the DAF – Deutsches Anlegerfernsehen – of 380 program hours plus 250 contunico clips. In addition, the existing multi-faceted programming and co-production deal between A&E Television Networks and ZDF Enterprises was renewed.


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 co-productions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for 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), 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