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ZDF Enterprises sells package of 280 episodes of children’s television to AMC Networks International Central Europe

Cannes / MIPCOM, 17th October, 2016

ZDF Enterprises is delighted to continue its long-standing partnership with AMC Networks International Central Europe with the signing of a deal for a package of children’s and young people’s programmes. The contract, soon to be finalised, will cover a number of popular live action and animation shows, totalling around 280 individual episodes.

The new agreement includes three seasons of Dance Academy, a series soon to be brought to the big screen with the cinema release of Dance Academy – The Comeback early next year. The feature film is backed by ZDF and ZDF Enterprises.

Also included in the package along with the Dance Academy series are two seasons of The New Adventures of Peter Pan and one each of The Elephant Princess, H2O – Mermaid Adventure, Sherlock Yack, Wendy and Marsu, as well as four 75-minute Pettson and Findus movies.

The deal will license the programmes to be shown on the Minimax and Megamax channels in Central and Eastern European countries including Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Slovenia and Croatia.

AMC Networks International-Central Europe, an operating unit of AMC Networks International, is a leading international company in the field of broadcasting and distribution of thematic television channels with a focus on the Central and Eastern European markets.  


About ZDF Enterprises

ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most highly regarded TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the international distribution of programmes, managing international co-productions, acquiring licences and merchandising strong programme brands in its own name, not only for ZDF but also for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent player on the German and international stage. As part of a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programmes in the world and also a steadily expanding portfolio of international productions, including series and mini-series, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programmes. Many business areas in television and media have been made accessible through the ZDF Enterprises group as part of the ongoing development and diversification activities. This allows ZDF Enterprises to provide a comprehensive, full-service package today, while covering every step in the production and distribution chain and supporting successful TV programmes from development to production, marketing TV licences, merchandising rights, online rights and much more besides.

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