A+E Networks renews partnership with ZDF Enterprises

Jörn Krieger | 09-11-2013

US media company A+E Networks and ZDF Enterprises, the commercial subsidiary of German public broadcaster ZDF, have extended their creative partnership for three years.

The agreement dates back to 2005 and includes programme acquisition and distribution representation components. With the renewal, ZDF can continue to screen its ZDF History programming on Sunday nights. The block is programmed under the editorial control of ZDF programmers with content provided by both ZDF and A+E Networks, a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

A second component of the agreement calls for ZDF Enterprises to continue its role as content sales representative for content from A+E Networks' catalogue to German-speaking Europe. ZDF Enterprises will represent several hours including the long running series Modern Marvels, episodes from the series Biography and other history programmes.

A+E Networks' pay-TV channels History and The Biography Channel in Germany will continue to acquire local content from ZDF Enterprises' catalogue for broadcast.