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ZDF Enterprises sells over 5.000 hours of programming at MIPCOM

Spectacular line-up, extensive meetings with protagonists, producers and clients lead to major deals

MIPCOM / Cannes 10th October 2012

Prior to MIPCOM ZDF Enterprises had already inked a multitude of important deals worldwide, e.g. with the BBC, RAI Italy, TVE Spain, FTV Prima Czech Republic, Canal+ France and Sky Germany as well as for online content with Netflix US and UK.. 

ZDF Enterprises’ spectacular MIPCOM line-up  raised expectations: programs like "Rocket City Rednecks" for the factual segment, "Wolfblood" for childrens’ programming or the superb drama series "The Fall" have raised enormous interest in the run-up to the autumn fair. In addition, ZDF Enterprises announced being in charge of the worldwide distribution of BAFTA award-winner Jonathan M. Shiff´s first production in family entertainment "Reef Doctors".

During MIPCOM, ZDF Enterprises´ executives were on multiple occasions joined by protagonists and producers like Foz Allan, producer of MIPCOM highlight program "Wolfblood", Germany´s Oliver Berben from Moovie, producers of the mini-series “Crime:Stories” based on the bestselling books from Ferdinand von Schirach, Peter Bose and Jonas Allen from Danish Miso Film for the crime series “Dicte” or Dolphin Digital Studios, co-producers of Anthony Zuiker´s digital blockbuster "Cybergeddon", distributed in some territories by ZDF Enterprises or India´s DQ Entertainment with their latest news on their 3D-production "Peter Pan". The highlight of MIPCOM-Monday was the exclusive launch dinner of crime series “The Fall”, a coproduction with BBC2, in the presence of Gillian Anderson and writer Allan Cubitt. 

Alexander Coridass, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises, is very satisfied with the results of the market so far: “We are pleased with the enormous interest of international clients in the latest additions to our catalogue. Despite the difficult times, creativity in the industry is booming. We are proud to be part of this process which we support with our investments in innovative programming.” 


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), 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