ZDF Enterprises


ZDFE hires Endemol Shine & Twitter alum to lead digital production

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has hired former Twitter and Endemol Shine Group exec Michael Kollatschny to lead its digital production division.  He will become MD of ZDF Digital Mediaproduktion from January, with a remit to lead the multimedia arm of the German broadcaster, which creates, develops and produces IP and content for national and international buyers. […]

News round-up: Blast! Films restructures; Eccho signs Born Wild deal; ZDFE’s ‘Great Inventions’ sells; IMDb extends SPT’s ‘Alex Rider’

Blast! Films rejigs as creative chiefs depart Sky Studios-backed producer Blast! Films has rejigged its senior team, with creative directors James O’Reilly and David Hodgkinson stepping down. Tanya Winston is moving from executive producer to become creative director alongside Graeme McAulay, currently creative executive at The Garden. Elsewhere, Jago Lee is leaving fellow UK outfit Blakeway to […]

MIPCOM Drama round-up: NBCUI nabs ‘Wynonna Earp’; All3’s ‘All Creatures Great And Small’ travel; HBO Max adds ‘I Am Suzie’; and more

NBCUIN welcomes Wyonna Earp NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has picked up all four seasons of genre-bending supernatural series Wynonna Earp. The show, sold by Cineflix Rights, will air on NBCUIN science fiction channels in Iberia, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (Syfy) and in Poland and the Balkans (Scifi). The show is produced by IDW Entertainment, Cineflix […]

ZDFE secures ‘Voltaire In Love’ distribution rights

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has snagged sales rights to France Télévisions’ new historical drama Voltaire In Love, which is set to become available on new French streaming platform Salto. The 4 x 50-minute show is in post-production and explores the early life and evolution of one of the world’s greatest philosophers. It is being produced […]

BBC’s scripted acquisition spree continues with return of ‘The Bridge’

The BBC in the UK has struck a new deal for hit Nordic drama The Bridge (aka Bron), which last aired on the broadcaster in 2018. The new deal for the show’s four seasons was struck with ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) and will see it airing on BBC Four and become available via the iPlayer streaming […]

Channel 4 remakes Swedish drama with Walter Presents founders’ prodco

Channel 4 in the UK has ordered a remake of Swedish drama Before We Die, with Eagle Eye Drama – the company launched by the founders of streamer Walter Presents – attached to produce. The six-part crime thriller, which will be known as Before We Die in the UK as well, will star Lesley Sharp, […]

MBC brings ‘The Bridge’ and ‘Crimson Rivers’ to Middle East

Dubai-based MBC Group has acquired first-run broadcast rights to all seasons of two drama series –  The Bridge (aka Bron or Broen) and The Crimson Rivers – for its OTT platform in the Middle East, following a deal with ZDF Enterprises. The original 38 x 60-minute Scandinavian version of global hit The Bridge is produced by Filmlance International and […]

Kids round-up: Nickelodeon India preps time travel series; Studio 100 taps Wildbrain CPLG exec as licensing head; Gutsy gains new investors and more…

Nickelodeon India preps time travel series Nickelodeon International and Nickelodeon India are co-producing a new series, The Twisted Timeline Of Sammy & Raj, marking the first collaboration between the two brands. The 20 x 30-minute 2D animated series, which is expected to launch on Nickelodeon International next year, follows a pair of cousins who get […]

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