ZDF Enterprises acquisitions, copro head to retire

Juergen Steimer, senior vice president of acquisitions and coproductions for the commercial arm of the German broadcaster, was part of ZDFE's founding team.
December 19, 2011

Juergen Steimer, senior vice president of acquisitions and coproductions for ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE), is retiring at year’s end.

“With his know-how in business and program content, he was an unfailing guarantee for the success of ZDF Enterprises, and thanks to his vast knowledge and expertise, he must be given credit for a large part of the successful development of the firm,” said ZDF Enterprises CEO and president Alexander Coridass in making the announcement.

Steimer had held his position with the commercial arm of the German broadcaster since ZDFE’s founding in 1993. Just prior to that, from 1989 to 1992 he was head of the program acquisition and coproduction department at ZDF. He first came to the network in 1982 as a legal consultant, specializing in copyright, international law and cable distribution in other countries.

“I witnessed the founding of ZDF Enterprises and am proud that the firm has established itself as an important player on the German and international market,” said Steimer.

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