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ZDF, A+E Networks renew partnership

A+E Networks International and ZDF Enterprises have renewed their European content and distribution deals via a three-year agreement.
November 8, 2013

(Pictured, L-R: Alexander Coridass, president and CEO, ZDF Enterprises; Marielle Zuccarelli, managing director, international content distribution, A+E Networks; Sean Cohan, EVP of international, A+E Networks; and Ralf Rueckauer, VP of factual, ZDF Enterprises)

A+E Networks International and ZDF Enterprises have renewed their European content and distribution deals via a three-year agreement.

The pact renews an initial agreement between the two firms that began in 2005. The ZDF History programming block will continue airing on Sunday nights on ZDF in Germany, made up of  ZDF and A+E Networks content.

A second part of the deal sees ZDF Enterprises continuing to be the content sales representative for a limited number of hours from A+E Networks’ catalog in German-speaking Europe. Germany’s History and Bio channels will carry on acquiring local content from the ZDF Enterprises catalog.

“ZDF and ZDF Enterprises are important, long-standing partners with A+E Networks across several parts of our respective business operations,” said Dean Possenniskie, A+E Network’s MD for Europe. “We are very pleased to expand this strategic relationship which allows for growth for both our companies.”

“In this very competitive time of digital changes we are pleased that our close relationship with this successful and reliable partner is still going strong,” added Alexander Coridass, president and CEO of ZDF Enterprises.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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