Atresmedia TV Picks Up ZDF’s Mountain Medic & Alpine Rescue


ZDF Enterprises has sold the family series Mountain Medic and Alpine Rescue to the Spanish audiovisual group Atresmedia TV.

The agreement was closed for another 44 episodes and two 90-minute specials of Mountain Medic and 36 episodes of Alpine Rescue. Atresmedia TV had previously acquired and aired six seasons (76 episodes) as well as three 90-minute specials of Mountain Medic. Both series are produced by ndf.

Mountain Medic takes the viewers to an idyllic Austrian alpine town near the Kaiser mountains, where dramatic and emotional stories center around a mountain doctor. In the medical challenges of Martin Gruber MD, who left New York to return to his home town in the Alps, there is the same excitement, adventure and fulfillment he looked for abroad. Mountain Medic previously sold into Bulgaria (bTV Media Group and TV7 JSC), Denmark, the Faroie Islands and Greenland (TV 2), Ghana, Kenia, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa (Mainstream Media), Canada and the U.S. (IMMS), Croatia (HRT Croatian Television and Nova TV), Poland (Mainstream Media and TVP (Telewizja Polska), Slovakia (RTVS), Slovenia (POP TV and Pro Plus), Czech Republic (FTV Prima), Hungary (TV2 Media, MTVA, MTM-SBS zrt., CSOPORT and KFT), Latvia (Latvijas Televizija and Public Ltd. Latvian Television), and Macedonia (TRD Televizija Sitel).

Alpine Rescue centers around a mountain rescue team that responds to emergencies at dizzying heights. The series has previously been sold to Bulgaria (bTV Media Group), Ghana, Kenia, Namibia, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa (Mainstream Media), Slovakia (RTVS), Slovenia (POP TV and Pro Plus), Iran (IRIB), Latvia (Public Ltd. Latvian Television) and Hungary (Sanoma Digital Media ZRT (Story TV)).

Robert Franke, VP ZDFE.drama for ZDF Enterprises, said: “We are delighted that these two extremely successful series have found their home in Spain. I am convinced that Spanish families will enjoy them as much as the Germans do, since they have the perfect recipe for family entertainment: suspense, adventure, love but also quote normal family issues.”