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Christian Massmann and Thomas Sewing appointed managing directors

Christian Massmann (37), head of International Program Sales at ZDF Enterprises, and Thomas Sewing (34), responsible for ZDF.archive at ZDF Enterprises, have been assigned to also head productions GmbH effective immediately. The firm is a subsidiary of ZDF Enterprises and emerged from ZDF.newmedia GmbH, founded in 2000.

Under its new managers, the firm will optimize the existing business areas and focus more strongly on the coming needs of the German and international media market, as well as on the production of content for digital distribution. The production company will continue to conceive and produce multimedia contents and applications in the form of videos, flash modules and web specials for external clients and partners.

Dr. Alexander Coridass, CEO of ZDF Enterprises: 'We feel that we have provided the best conditions for successfully exploiting the chances of the digital future with these new priorities and the new management.'

Contact productions GmbH: productions GmbH
Christian Massmann / Thomas Sewing
ZDF-Straße 1
D-55100 Mainz
tel.: +49 (0) 6131-991292 or 991328

Contact ZDF Enterprises:
Christine Denilauler (Director Marketing and Corporate Communications)
Lise-Meitner-Str. 9
D-55129 Mainz
tel. 0049 6131-991228
fax 0049 6131-991229
e-Mail: []


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 programme acquisitions and international co-productions on behalf of the network, and acquires programming for world-wide distribution. Its vast programme 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 programmes, including book and music publishing and the licensing of its programme 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 recognised programme brands with which ZDF has become synonymous.


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