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ZDF Enterprises seals major deal with Benelux's Lumière

Cannes, 15th  April 2015.

ZDF Enterprises is pleased to announce an important new deal just signed by its drama department ZDFE.drama with Benelux's Lumière at this year's MIPTV in Cannes.

The deal comprises TELLUS, a youth-oriented series about young eco-activists who land in big trouble.... JOHAN FALK, the third season of the Scandi cop series inspired by actual cases from Swedish special ops files... and ARNE DAHL, the second season of adventures in an elite police unit that investigates complex, violent crimes with international connections.

Lumière will obtain all rights for the Benelux territories in the new deal. This deal is a further step in consolidating the important partnership between the two firms.

Lumière is a long-term distribution partner of ZDF Enterprises  and nabbed its first major successes with the release of three seasons of Scandi hit THE KILLING in its territory, followed by other  Crime series from ZDF Enterprises' drama catalogue such as BRON/BROEN; DICTE; DEATH OF A PILGRIM and THE FALL (starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Gillian Anderson (The X-Files)). On top of this, Lumière's production arm Lunanime was involved in the coproduction of the crime series THE TEAM, which ZDF Enterprises distributes worldwide and which has had an exceptional success wherever it has aired so far (market shares of 55 % on DR in Denmark, 38% on NRK in Norway, 20 % on ZDF in Germany and 16.6 % on SRF in Switzerland).


About Lumière

Lumière Publishing is an all rights Benelux distributor. Some of their recent theatrical releases include Boyhood, A Most Violent Year, Like Father Like Son, and Leviathan. Furthermore, they distribute series, most notably La meglio gioventù, Borgen, The Bridge, The Killing, and many more. Lumière also has an in-house production company, Lunanime, which has co-produced among others Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone, the Academy Award-nominated animated feature A Cat in Paris, and the new European police series The Team.

Press Contact Lumière

Veerle Creve & Thijs Verhaeren, Lumière - Press, Hof ter Mere 28, 9000 Gent, +32 (0)9 235 40 33 +32 (0)9 235 40 31, -


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


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