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Off the Fence is a leading non-fiction content company of global scale and reach, producing and distributing exceptional factual programming.

Owned by ZDF Enterprises since 2019, and established in 1994, Off the Fence is a 360 factual content company.

We produce, acquire, localise, and distribute non-fiction programming. We offer a tailored service to rights-owners and from co-financing to finished programme sales, can play a vital role at any stage of the value chain to maximise revenue and reach on behalf of our clients.

Our independent spirit and personal approach enables us the flexibility and dynamism to deliver the best for our partners. We bring a bespoke and commercially-savvy approach to our global business and have a deep understanding of local markets.

OTF Amsterdam's distribution arm has a catalogue offering over 6,500 hours of diverse programming across 8 factual genres. With offices in Amsterdam, London, Cape Town and Mainz, we have a truly international footprint and a culturally-aware distribution team whose executives speak 17 languages. We pride ourselves on our long-term partnerships and have exclusive distribution agreements with the Smithsonian Channel, WEtv and Voom.

Off the Fence Bristol is an award-winning producer of factual television and feature-length theatrical documentaries, broadcast worldwide. We have produced over 500 hours of television for broadcasters including the History Channel, MTV, BBC, Channel 4, MSNBC, PBS, National Geographic Channel, Discovery, ZDF Arte, France Televisions, and The Weather Channel. Our creative team has been recognised with more than 80 awards, including Royal Television Society, Emmy, Golden Panda and Grand Teton.