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ZDF viewers wild about "World's Wildest Encounters"

Wildlife filmmaker Andreas Kieling pulls in primetime viewers

Mainz, 5 May 2011.

ZDF Enterprises, the producer and distributor arm of German pubcaster ZDF, continues to achieve impressive success with programs featuring star wildlife photographer Andreas Kieling. His most recent documentary, "World's Wildest Encounters" (2 x 52' HD), a coproduction with National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) garnered a 15.7 % market share at ZDF's airing. Confirming the popularity of high-quality documentaries on primetime TV, the program held its own against strong competition

Andreas Kieling has become world-famous for his films about bears. In "World's Wildest Encounters," he takes up a new challenge: to find and film the rarest, most endangered and elusive animals on earth. Always with the thrill of getting as close as he safely can, and with the goal of filming something never seen before. In each episode Andreas visits four or five locations and species across the globe, alone or with the best local experts. It's a real test of tracking, survival, fieldcraft and filming skills; and Andreas passes on his secrets to us as he goes

The production of the next episodes of "World's Wildest Encounters" is currently already underway and will take the viewers to 'wild destinations' in Europe


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