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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
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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