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ZDF Enterprises to launch “Great Inventions” docuseries at MIPDoc

ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF, is slated to launch its docuseries Great Inventions at MIPDoc. The series offers insight into the development of life-altering inventions, including batteries, ...
August 19, 2019

ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF, is slated to launch its docuseries Great Inventions at MIPDoc.

The series offers insight into the development of life-altering inventions, including batteries, beer, cars, computer games, glass, roller coasters, suspension bridges, X-rays and much more.

Production is underway on the first 35 x 50-minute episodes, which will be gradually completed  between the end of 2019 and the middle of 2020.

The first commissioned producers involved in Great Inventions include: UK indie World Media Rights; ZDF-owned producer-distributor Off the Fence, based in Amsterdam; ZDF-owned German prodco doc.station; and German prodco k22film.

Rights are available for all media worldwide, with ZDF Enterprises responsible for marketing.

“We are very proud of our collaboration with some of the greatest production companies in Europe. Here we have a new long-running series being created with a consistent look,” said Ralf Rückauer, VP of  ZDFE.unscripted entertainment at ZDF Enterprises, in a statement. “The series talks in a modern and entertaining way about all the things that we tend to take for granted in our modern civilization, highlighting their history and their meaning for our lives in the past, present and future.”

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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