ZDF Studios

ZDF Studios to launch AI agency, ZDF Sparks

Germany’s ZDF Studios is to launch an AI agency, ZDF Sparks, to focus on “realising AI solutions for the ZDF network” across planning, communication and distribution. Headed up by AI expert Dr Pirita Pyykkönen-Klauck, the Berlin-based firm will commence operations on 1 February 2024 and will work with teams from ZDF, ZDF Studios and ZDF […]

Big Media to produce ‘Scanning History’ as first show in ZDF Studios pact

New York-based factual producer and channel provider Big Media has set historical investigation series Scanning History as the first show in a new multi-series output deal with ZDF Studios for German-speaking territories. German pubcaster ZDF’s documentary channel ZDFinfo has partner with Big Media on the 6 x 60-minute series, which explores the technological revolution shaping […]

ZDF Studios, Boogie Entertainment & Aristosfilms team for ‘The Kim Dotcom Story’

ZDF Studios has partnered with Boogie Entertainment and Aristosfilms for The Kim Dotcom Story, a scripted adaptation of the biography The Secret Life Of Kim Dotcom: Spies, Lies And The War For The Internet by David Fisher. Robert Franke, VP of drama at ZDF Studios, and Boogie Entertainment’s producer and founder Rolant Hergert will act […]

MENA streamer Shahid & Dubai Media land Spanish drama ‘Boundless’ from ZDF Studios

MENA streamer Shahid and Dubai Media have become the latest companies to pick up rights to Spanish drama Boundless. The 6 x 45-minute show, which is sold by ZDF Studios, tells the story of the first circumnavigation of the Earth 500 years ago by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan. Shahid has acquired the series across MENA […]

News round-up: ZDF Studios, Non Stop & La Sagrada Familia team for F1 doc; Newen Studios acquires Digital Banana & takes Brain Comet stake; WE tv picks up ‘S.W.A.T’

ZDF Studios, Non Stop & La Sagrada Familia team for F1 doc ZDF Studios, Non Stop Studios and La Sagrada Familia have partnered on a series about the life of Argentinean Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio. The series will explores the early years of Formula 1 and includes interviews with Fangio’s sons: Juan Carlos, […]

Kids round-up: APC’s ‘Jade Armor’ goes global; BBC & TV3 snag ‘Theodosia’

APC’s Jade Armor goes global Broadcasters around the world have snagged rights to APC Kids’ show, Jade Armor. New deals for the 26 x 26-minute series include: Téléquébec (Canada); WildBrain (Canada); RTBF (Belgium), and DR (Denmark). The martial arts action-comedy series, aimed at 6-10 year olds is currently airing on Cartoon Network (EMEA), France Télévisions […]

ZDF Studios extends Doclights partnership

ZDF Studios has re-upped its long-standing partnership with German factual producer Doclights to distribute 24 hours of new documentary content over the next two years. The first three shows on the Doclights production slate have been confirmed and include Poland’s Wild East, a 1 x 50-minute film explores the country’s biggest national park, a haven […]

ZDF Studios picks up South African telenovela Legacy for distribution

ZDF Studios has acquired global distributions rights (outside of Africa, Latin America and French speaking territories) for the South African drama, Legacy. Produced by Tshedza Pictures as an original for the premium subscription TV channel M-Net, the 104 x 45-minute telenovela is set in the fast-lane world of investment banking and billionaires and is about […]

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