ZDF Enterprises to become ZDF Studios

New name for Mainz-based media company

Mainz, February 14th, 2022

From 1 April 2022, ZDF Enterprises GmbH will operate under the new name ‘ZDF Studios GmbH’. This was announced today in Mainz by Fred Burcksen, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises. The company was founded in 1993 to distribute and purchase programmes for ZDF. Together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, ZDF Enterprises is today responsible for national and international media productions, from initial concept and development to production and successful marketing, offering its services to public and private television broadcasters, independent producers, streaming platforms and other customers and partners.

 Fred Burcksen: “The new name fits our business model much better and reflects our production and marketing expertise. Under the new umbrella brand ‘ZDF Studios’, we’ll be able to bring our network of affiliated companies even closer together. With consolidated sales of around €240 million, we’re one of the largest rights distributors in Europe.”

Thomas Bellut, Director-General of ZDF and Chair of the Supervisory Board of ZDF Enterprises GmbH: “Since it was established, ZDF Enterprises has achieved a great deal for the ZDF Group. With creativity, ingenuity and efficiency, the group has become a major player in the fiction and non-fiction arena. The new name ‘ZDF Studios’ makes it instantly clear that this is a media industry company.”

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About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide program distribution, international co-productions, program acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of about 30 direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Enterprises manages the largest German-language program stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. ZDF Enterprises provides a comprehensive, full-service offering and covers every step in the chain of creation and exploitation of successful content, from development to production and marketing. Website: www.zdf-enterprises.de

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, 55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, e-mail: christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.dewww.zdf-enterprises.de.