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ZDF Enterprises optimizes operative divisions

ZDFE.factual and ZDFE.entertainment merge to form ZDFE.unscripted

Mainz, January 12th, 2018

ZDF Enterprises has started off 2018 by further optimizing its operating business. Its divisions ZDFE.factual, headed by Ralf Rückauer, and ZDFE.entertainment, headed by Sylvia Brucker, have been merged into the new division ZDFE.unscripted. ZDFE.unscripted will be directed by Ralf Rückauer with Sylvia Brucker remaining responsible for entertainment topics within the new division.

Fred Burcksen, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises, said: “This optimized structure will offer our national and international customers and business partners even better service with well-known quality and proven contacts. We will consolidate our position in the market and continue to develop ourselves under the brand ZDFE.unscripted.”

Ralf Rückauer, Vice President ZDFE.unscripted: “We can be absolutely proud of what these two divisions have accomplished so far. In the future, ZDFE.unscripted will stand for top entertainment formats like 'Wanna Bet?', 'Quiz Champion' and 'Cash or Trash' as well as high-end documentaries such as 'Big Pacific,' 'The Story of Europe' and 'Size Matters.' An excellent starting point for a fantastic team.”


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