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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.

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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