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ZDF Enterprises racks up European sales for "Bella Germania"

Mainz, March 17th, 2021

ZDF Enterprises has announced sales of the three-part drama, Bella Germania (3 x 90’), to broadcasters across Europe. A ZDF/ZDF Enterprises co-production, the series was produced by Bavaria Fiction.

The German-Italian story spanning three generations of a family, has been licensed by public broadcasters RAI (Italy), RTVS (Slovakia), LTV (Latvia), TVP (Poland) and RTVE (Spain) where it recently aired earning top ratings with a 12.43% market share and scoring even higher with female viewers (14.55%). Other sales include national broadcasters Inter (Ukraine) and Network 4 (Hungary) and Russian Report TV Agency who distribute across Russia and CIS. 

Robert Franke, Vice President ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises, said: “I’m delighted that audiences across the continent will get to see Bella Germania, a superb European drama that is both captivating and evocative.”

The heartfelt story of love, passion, family secrets and revenge begins when a young Italian fashion designer is intrigued by elderly German who introduces himself as her  grandfather. He claims that her real father is still alive. A family history of which she knew nothing about begins to unfold going back to the time of the German ‘Wirtschaftswunder’ (‘Miracle on the Rhine’).

Bella Germania was created by Daniel Speck, the award-winning TV and film screenwriter and best-selling novelist whose works include Jaffa Road and Anywhere But Home amongst many others. Directed by Gregor Schnitzier (What to Do in Case of Fire?, Cloud), the cast featured an array of top Italian and German acting talent.


About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide program distribution, international co-productions, program acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of 18 subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Enterprises manages the largest German-language program stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. ZDF Enterprises provides a comprehensive, full-service offering and covers every step in the chain of creation and exploitation of successful content, from development to production and marketing. Website:

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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
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ZDF Enterprises GmbH
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55127 Mainz | Germany