ZDF Enterprises sells third season of Scandi-crime series BRON|BROEN to DIRECTV Latin America
Mainz, 4th July 2016
The Scandinavian thriller series about Saga Norén is returning to Latin American screens. DIRECTV has acquired the third season of the award-winning thriller series BRON|BROEN (aka THE BRIDGE) from ZDF Enterprises. The first two seasons of the suspenseful series have already been successfully broadcast on DIRECTV. The third season of BRON|BROEN has already been sold to more than 140 countries.
ZDF Enterprises and DIRECTV Latin America share a long partnership. OnDIRECTV, DIRECTV’s exclusive entertainment channel, was one of the first networks to allow the Latin American viewing audience to appreciate the story-telling excellence of “Scandinavian noir” content. DIRECTV, in fact, had already licensed the award-winning hit series THE KILLING (Forbydelsen) from ZDF Enterprises in the past.
“OnDIRECTV has a history of curating top international scripted content,” stated Willard Tressel, General Manager of OnDIRECTV. Tressel added, “BRON is rightly considered one of very best, groundbreaking series and we’re very pleased to bring our subscribers another, much anticipated, season!”
Fred Burcksen, Executive VP and COO: “We are glad to see the global success of BRON|BROEN continue with a brilliant third season. DIRECTV is the appropriate home for the series in Latin America and we are pleased that BRON|BROEN works so well for them.”
About DIRECTV Latin America
DIRECTV provides a premier television experience through the acquisition, production and distribution of unique and exclusive content, excellence in the area of customer service, and the continuous deployment of the latest technologies for television entertainment. DIRECTV Latin America is the leading satellite television provider in Latin America and the Caribbean, offering the best television experience to over 17.22 million customers.
DIRECTV Latin America provides service in the region through three divisions: Brazil, Mexico and Panamericana; and it is 100% part of DIRECTV, the world’s leader in television entertainment. In Brazil, DIRECTV Latin America has 93% ownership of SKY Brasil with more than 5 millions of clients, while Globo Comunicações e Participações, S.A., and has a 7%. SKY Brasil is the leading Satellite Television provider on the country. In Mexico, DIRECTV Latin America has 41% ownership of SKY Mexico with more than 6 millions of clients, while Grupo Televisa, S.A., holds a majority stake with 59%. SKY Mexico is the leading Pay-TV provider in the country with over 5.88 million subscribers.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.zdf-enterprises.de.