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ZDF Enterprises Scores with Love & Romance at DISCOP East

The ZDF Enterprises sales team is returning with a sense of well-earned satisfaction from the DISCOP East television market in Budapest, which has just drawn to a close.

They were particularly successful with television films and series from the fiction department. The ZDF Enterprises "Love and Romance" package was especially popular, with titles including TV movies from the "Bastei", "Rosamunde Pilcher", "Dream Voyage", "Inga Lindström" and "The Holiday Doctor " collections - as well as the soap "Tessa - A Life for Love", the series "Wild Rose Valley" and individual productions like "Cruise into Cloud Nine" and "My Wonderful Family" - being sold to Markiza TV/Slovakia, LNT/Latvia, Diema and BTV in Bulgaria.

The Czech channel Prima TV purchased a total of 13 TV movies from the Rosamunde Pilcher collection, while viewers in that country will soon find more action on their screens with two series of "Hamburg Dockland".

Audiences of the Polish broadcaster Canal+ can look forward to the romantic comedy "Heart of Chocolate", while Hungarians who tune in to FILMNET IPTV can continue to enjoy the classic "The Heritage of the Guldenburgs".

Christian Massmann, Head of Sales at ZDF Enterprises, confirms this: "Particularly in times of crisis, viewers of our clients have a greater need for softer subjects and productions with great feeling. Our comprehensive and many-faceted fiction portfolio allows us to satisfy this need both in terms of series and TV movies."

On top of all this, a large number of documentary films found a market in Budapest: Prima TV in the Czech Republic secured broadcasting rights for a package of productions concerned with the subject of the Second World War, while Russian Report will soon be tempting its viewers with "Update - The World in 50 Years", "Super Comet" and "Black Hole". RTV Slovenia purchased a package of contemporary documentary films, and the Polish channel TVP obtained broadcasting rights for "Inside the Vatican".

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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