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MIPTV 2012: ZDFE pens Euro deals for Herzog’s “Death Row”

German distributor ZDF Enterprises has completed deals in Cannes to sell Death Row, the four-part series from director Werner Herzog (pictured), to broadcasters in Italy, Poland, Holland and Belgium.
April 3, 2012

German distributor ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has completed deals in Cannes to sell Death Row, the four-part series from director Werner Herzog (pictured), to broadcasters in Italy, Poland, Holland and Belgium.

The 4 x 60-minutes series, which airs on ID in the U.S., has been acquired by Discovery Italia, Belgium’s VRT and Discovery Nederland, with all three broadcasters also picking up Herzog’s companion 90-minute feature doc Into the Abyss. Poland’s Ale Kino/Canal+ has just acquired the series.

Elsewhere, ZDFE has inked deals for 90-minute documentary Saving the Titanic, which has sold to Canada’s CBC, France’s Planète and Slovakia’s STV. In Canada, Shaw Media has purchased the third season of Alaska State Troopers (13 x 60-minutes), while Planète has taken Delta Divers (2 x 45-minutes).

ZDFE said that contracts for other packages of documentaries have been signed with TV3 Catalonia and France 5, although details were not disclosed.

Check out realscreen‘s November 2011 interview with Herzog about Into The Abyss and Death Row here.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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