ZDF Studios

News round-up: Vice joins Vuulr; Blue Ant expands FAST channels; ZDFS snags Irish thriller

Vice joins Vuulr Vice Distribution has struck a deal that will see 1,000 hours of its shows made available via online content marketplace Vuulr. Titles listed on Vuulr span investigative documentary, entertainment, sport and lifestyle content, including the hit wrestling show Dark Side Of The Ring, which explores the darkest stories from the golden age of […]

ZDF Studios boards aviation doc ‘Race For The Sky’

ZDF Studios in Germany has boarded new aviation history documentary Race For The Sky. The 2 x 50-minute doc is produced by Spiegel TV in association with TV in association with broadcasters ZDF and Arte and will now be co-produced and distributed internationally by ZDF Studios. It tells the stories of aviation pioneers and how […]

Factual round-up: Rex hires Plimsoll exec for formats push; ZDF Studios expands nature offering; Doc/Fest names winners

Rex hires Plimsoll exec for formats push Zinc Media Group factual label Rex has appointed former Plimsoll Productions exec Chris Reindorp as development producer. Reindorp has joined the Lana Salah-led firm as part of its push into primetime returnable formats. He previously served as development producer at Plimsoll within factual entertainment and specialist factual for […]

German broadcasters go Beyond for factual content

German broadcasters including Sky Deutschland and RTL have acquired a slew of new factual content, following deals with distributor Beyond Rights. Sky Deutschland has acquired a package of close to 100 hours, led by Elizabeth (8 x 60-minutes), the topical royal biography series that spans the 70-year reign of the British Queen, and The Prince […]

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises to rebrand as ZDF Studios

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises is rebranding as ZDF Studios. The Mainz-based firm, which was launched in 1993 as the commercial and global distribution arm of German pubcaster ZDF, will take up its new name on 1 April. Fred Burcksen, president and CEO of ZDF Enterprises, said: “The new name fits our business model much better and reflects our production and […]