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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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