ZDF Studios Scores First-Time Deals Across CEE


ZDF Studios has signed six first-time deals with SVODs and channels across Central and Eastern Europe for content from its scripted catalog.

Hungary’s Media Vivantis licensed a number of romance movies from the Rosamunde Pilcher Collection for its pay-TV channels Life TV and Ozone TV. The collection features titles based on Rosamunde Pilcher’s best-selling novels.

In Bulgaria, Vivacom picked up the hospital drama Dr. Klein and The Window, a thriller set in the world of professional football that was created by James Payne (The Musketeers, Hooten & the Lady, Mr. Selfridge), for its pay-TV channel.

ProTV’s Romanian free-TV channel Acasa and the regional Polish channel TVS both acquired a selection of Rosamunde Pilcher movies. TVS also took titles from the Inga Lindström Collection and The Dream Voyage Collection.

Also in Poland, the free-TV film and series channel Stopklatka, owned by Kino Polska Group, whose major shareholder is SPI International, licensed SOKO Vienna. The police procedural drama is part of the SOKO franchise and revolves around a special task force responsible for fighting crimes committed in and around the Austrian capital.

Pickbox, with SVOD and pay-TV services in Croatia and the Balkans, meanwhile, picked up eight movies from Canadian producer Reel One Entertainment’s catalog, which is distributed by ZDF Studios.

“It has been a pleasure to partner with our new customers and see our content being made available to an even wider audience in Central and Eastern Europe,” said Mirela Nastase, Director Drama at ZDF Studios.