ZDF Enterprises acquires a 100% stake in Off the Fence
ZDF Enterprises today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire a 100 % stake in leading non-fiction content company Off the Fence B.V.
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.
CEO and Founder Ellen Windemuth will stay in office as CEO of the Off the Fence group and commented: "We are very excited to join such a clever and dynamic group. We have worked closely together for twenty years, and there is a lot of mutual respect. We have developed a synergistic common strategy, and look forward to realising it together."
Fred Burcksen, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises added: "Ellen has been a valued partner of ZDF Enterprises in general and for ZDFE.unscripted in particular for many years. We have always admired her innovative power, creative spirit and economical power. For all of us, it was the next logical step in our partnership to join forces and networks in order to enable us to jointly be even more successful in the future."
For more information on Off the Fence, please visit www.offthefence.com or contact Ellen Windemuth, CEO, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Ludo Dufour, Managing Director of Sales and Co-Productions, (email@example.com).
For further information on ZDF Enterprises, please contact Christine Denilauler Tel: +49 6131-9911130, (firstname.lastname@example.org).