ZDFE.factual


ZDFE merges factual and entertainment under Rückauer

ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has consolidated its factual and entertainment wings under doc chief Ralf Rückauer. ZDFE.entertainment and ZDFE.factual have now merged to become ZDFE.unscripted. Rückauer, who previously led factual, is in charge of the merged division, with entertainment boss Sylvia Brucker remaining focused on that genre within the bigger group. This comes after ZDFE’s long-serving […]

ZDFE pockets Televisa USA true crime series

ZDF Enterprises has taken rights to new Televisa USA true crime series Deep Undercover, which features the real Donnie Brasco. The commercial arm of European pubcaster ZDF will be able to sell rights to the show in Germany, Austria and Switzerland following the agreement. Televisa USA is coproducing Deep Undercover with US indie Bellum Entertainment, […]

Size Matters for ZDFE, UK indie prodco

ZDF Enterprises has signed a development deal with UK indie Screen Glue for a science series featuring British director and television producer Jasper James. Size Matters will investigate why things are the size they are, asking questions such as why Earth is not the size of Jupiter and why people are not the size of […]

History, ZDF, Story House team for Neanderthal Apocalypse

The North American History channels, ZDF Enterprises and prodco Story House are coproducing a new blue chip doc about what happened to an early sub species of human, Neanderthal Apocalypse. The 2x50mins or 1x90mins doc will examine what happened to Neanderthals and whether they were wiped out by a super volcano. ZDFE is handling international […]

ZDF Enterprises restructures, ups Burcksen

ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the German public broadcaster ZDF, has restructured its business and promoted Fred Burcksen to COO. Under the new structure, ZDFE will organise its business across four divisions. Peter Lang will run ZDFE.junior, which will sell kids and youth-skewed content. Scripted content will fall under the ZDFE.drama division, which will […]