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ZDF Enterprises sells major documentary package to DAF Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen

Kulmbach and Mainz, 27th February 2013

The German Free-TV broadcaster DAF (Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen AG) has expanded its program service. Under the new slogan 'Knowledge pays off' DAF will now be offering its viewers high caliber documentaries and service magazines as well.

ZDF Enterprises has licensed an extensive program package to the broadcaster, with numerous top-quality titles from the international market. Among them are documentaries on history, nature and science, including the series “Mayday,” which shows how experts learn from airplane accidents how to prevent future catastrophes; “Austin Stevens,” with reports about the daredevil adventures of the South-African photographer and acknowledged expert on amphibians and reptiles; the series “Modern Wonders” produced by the History Channel U.S., with exciting findings from the fields of technology and history; and “Alaska State Troopers,” which follows elite police offers on their not-quite-everyday missions to keep the peace between the Aleutians and the polar circle.

In addition to delivering an interesting full program, ZDF Enterprises is also supplying 200 contunico clips in its agreement. contunico, ZDF Enterprises’ premium short-film service, offers solidly researched short films from the vast archives of the ZDF and other sources. This collection of self-contained, exclusive short films made with impressive visuals and in outstanding journalistic quality, range from themes such as history and current events to culture, science, health, travel, food, entertainment and much more.

Fred Burcksen, Chief Operating Officer at ZDF Enterprises: “We are very pleased to cooperate with the Deutsches Anlegerfernsehen, and are proud to lend our support to this young broadcaster through our know-how and our documentary program portfolio from the international market.”

Conrad Heberling, Chairman of the DAF board, is equally excited about the collaboration: "With our new slogan 'Knowledge pays off' we have laid the corner stone for a comprehensive programming with documentaries, service magazines and, of course, financial reporting. It is most important for us to offer our audience a consistently high level of outstanding quality - in ZDF Enterprises we have now found a partner who has internalized this creed likewise."


About DAF Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen
The DAF Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen can be received free-to-air via ASTRA digital as well as, among others, the major cable networks Unity Media, Kabel BW, Martens und Wilhelm.Tel and the Deutsche Telekom’s IPTV network, Entertain. Moreover, the station can be seen on its own online portal The broadcaster also provides access to all of the station’s reports and interviews in the cost-free DAF Mediathek – more than 50,000 videos for over 3,000 single values.

DAF is a cooperation partner of the news broadcaster N24, which obtains its live reports from DAF correspondents on site at the Frankfurt and New York stock exchanges. On every trading day, DAF reports ten hours live from the studios and editorial offices in Frankfurt and Kulmbach, as well as directly from the German Bourse and the New York Stock Exchange.

Contact DAF Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen
Börsenmedien AG
Thomas Eidloth

Contact DAF Press
Quadriga Communication GmbH
Kent Gaertner


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