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ZDF Enterprises wins Cartoon Tribute 2013 as ‘Investor/Distributor of the Year’ at Cartoon Forum

Mainz, 23rd September 2013

ZDF Enterprises is the ‘Investor/Distributor of the Year’ - it was announced at the Cartoon Tributes Gala in Toulouse, France.

The aim of the Cartoon Tributes is to reward outstanding achievements, companies or personalities that have had a positive and dynamic influence on TV animation industry over the last year. All professionals attending the Cartoon Forum vote on site for their favourite nominee in 3 categories: Broadcaster, Investor/distributor and Producer of the Year.

Alexander Coridass, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises: “We are very honoured and touched to receive this honest and incorruptible award from our peers in the industry. The Cartoon Tributes trophy is a symbol of the professional recognition from our colleagues and competitors for the investments we have made in the right programs and our successes in international distribution.”

Fred Burcksen, ZDF Enterprises’ COO, adds: “ I am very proud of the achievements of our ZDFE.junior-team. With their dedication and a lot of hard work, they have managed to make the children and youth programs one of the most important genres in our catalogue.”


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 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), 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


Cartoon Tribute

Cartoon Tribute Winners Kathrin Pietzsch and Arne Lohmann 2nd and 3rd from left (Photo: Cartoon/Valerie de Halleux)