ZDF Enterprises Notches Up Deals Across Factual, Drama, Kids


ZDF Enterprises’ raft of MIPCOM deals includes placing nearly 100 hours of drama with Finnish broadcaster YLE and factual sales to Viasat World, among others.

YLE went for titles such as The Criminalist, The Prosecutor, The Old Fox, Cologne P.D. and Disappeared: The M.P.U. Swiss Television SRF licensed almost 200 hours of TV movies and series, including Arne Dahl, Beck, Betty’s Call, Mountain Medic and The Inspector and the Sea. Entertainment Networks U.K. picked up 50 romantic TV movies from the Rosamunde Pilcher, Inga Lindstroem und Emilie Ricards collections for Cine Sony Italy. The ZDFE.drama division launched Kristina Ohlsson’s Sthlm Requiem and Over Water in the presence of cast and crew.

Viasat World acquired pay-TV rights for The Fatal Conflict: Judea and Rome and A Day in the Life of Earth for Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and African territories. Telefonica Spain also went for A Day in the Life of Earth.

The Bureau of Magical Things heads to Nickelodeon for its worldwide service, while Find Me in Paris is set for Nickelodeon UK. Ceska Televize opted for a program package of about 160 hours of animation and live action, including School of Roars, Q Pootle 5, Mister Twister, Knight Rusty and Lassie. Clients in the German-speaking territories licensed the DVD rights to programs such as Belle & Sebastian, Ziggy and the Zootram, School of Roars and Inui, as well as the pay-TV rights for School of Roars, Peter Pan and other shows.