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Viasat World & ZDFE Enter New Content Pact


Viasat World has signed a new deal with ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) that secures rights for 18 factual titles, totaling 49 hours for Viasat History and Viasat Nature across the Baltics, Scandinavia, CEE and Russia and CIS.

Picked up for Viasat History are Forsaken Places, Planet of Treasures, Ancient Apocalypse, seasons one and two of Myths: The Greatest Mysteries of Humanity, Crime Scene: Antiquity and the second season of Ancient Superstructures. Viasat Nature will air from the ZDFE catalog Africa’s Hunters of the Night and Scandinavia’s Hidden Paradises.

A further ten titles have been acquired for Viasat History in Russia and CIS.

Karin Heijink, senior VP of content, marketing and products at Viasat World, said: “ZDF Enterprises has long been an important partner of ours as an industry leader in the field of well-researched, high-quality specialist factual content. Titles like Ancient Apocalypse, Ancient Superstructures and Crime Scene Antiquity are a great fit for Viasat History, helping us to live up to our reputation as the authoritative home for ancient civilization historical programming within our regions. We look forward to seeing how our audience responds to these new titles.”

Ralf Rueckauer, VP of ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises, added: “We continue to successfully partner with Viasat World as a leading broadcaster in the CEE region. Its popular factual channels naturally lend themselves to being the home for some of our key titles, and we’re pleased to build further on our relationship with this latest deal.”

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