about us

Off The Fence (OTF) is an Academy Award-winning non-fiction content company of global scale and reach. Independently founded in 1994 and acquired in 2019, by ZDF Studios, the commercial arm of the German public broadcaster ZDF.

OTF is involved in every aspect and facet of non-fiction programming. It produces, acquires, localises, and distributes programming via its network of creative and commercial offices in Amsterdam, London, Bristol and Toronto.

OTF Originals has produced more than 700 hours of programming over the last three decades for the world’s A-list broadcasters, whilst OTF studios offers a suite of bespoke services to rights-owners, to help broker co-financing/co-production partnerships and handle finished programme sales. It also maximises project revenue and reach by crafting business models tailored to its clients’ specific needs.

Most importantly, OTF believes in quality. This is reflected not only in the non-fiction programming it creates, represents and helps bring to life, but also in its long-term relationships with the world’s top broadcasters and producers.

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