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ZDF Enterprises Combines Factual & Entertainment Units


ZDF Enterprises is bringing together ZDFE.factual and ZDFE.entertainment to form ZDFE.unscripted.

ZDFE.factual, headed by Ralf Rückauer, and ZDFE.entertainment, headed by Sylvia Brucker, will now operate as a single unit. ZDFE.unscripted will be directed by Rückauer, with Brucker remaining responsible for entertainment topics within the new division.

Fred Burcksen, the president and CEO of ZDF Enterprises, said: “This optimized structure will offer our national and international customers and business partners even better service with well-known quality and proven contacts. We will consolidate our position in the market and continue to develop ourselves under the brand ZDFE.unscripted.”

Rückauer added: “We can be absolutely proud of what these two divisions have accomplished so far. In the future, ZDFE.unscripted will stand for top entertainment formats like Wanna Bet?, Quiz Champion and Cash or Trash as well as high-end documentaries such as Big Pacific, The Story of Europe and Size Matters. An excellent starting point for a fantastic team.”

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