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ZDF Enterprises Sales Team brings top-notch portfolio of fact and fiction to MIPTV

Mainz, 24 March 2009

ZDF Enterprises, the international sales arm of Germany's ZDF, is bringing a stunning collection of fiction and documentary programs to this year's television trade fair MIPTV in Cannes (30 March - 3 April). Topping the line-up is a truly one-of-a-kind library of documentaries and docu-dramas focusing on the years 1939 and 1989, the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II and the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. With new productions such as **Busting the Berlin Wall (2 x 52')** and **Stauffenberg - The True Story (1 x 52')**, ZDF Enterprises bolsters its reputation as the world's leading source of programs on the half century between these two fateful dates.

On the fiction front, Sweden's **Verdict Revised (12 x 43')** promises Scandinavian chills despite its hot leading man: Swedish heartthrob Mikael Persbrandt ('Beck') stars as a charismatic and brilliant lawyer who's also a tormented and cynical human being. He and his law students take on the cases of convicted felons who claim that they're innocent. Never clear-cut, their cases are often laced with doubt and moral ambiguity.

Playing out in spectacular Alpine settings and sumptuous mansions, the romances of the **Bastei Collection (6 x 90')** whisk viewers into an eye-catchingly beautiful world of love and heartbreak. Translated into 15 languages and boasting sales of over 40 millions copies in Europe alone, the novels of the Bastei publishing house are now making their screen debut in six adaptations featuring appealing and well-known stars.

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**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), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Lise-Meitner-Str. 9, D-55129 Mainz/Germany, tel. 0049 6131-991228, fax 0049 6131-991229, e-mail: [mailto:denilauler.c@zdf.de denilauler.c@zdf.de], [http://www.zdf-enterprises.de www.zdf-enterprises.de].

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Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

Phone
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
Fax
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
E-Mail
christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de
Address
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany