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A&E and ZDF Enterprises Extend Agreement

A&E Television Networks and ZDF Enterprises announced a three-year renewal of their existing programming and co-production deal. The agreement includes co-production and program acquisition components, as well as a syndication representation deal.Unde

Under the deal, ZDF Enterprises will acquire non-fiction programming from AETN International’s History catalogue for the ZDF History programming block, which broadcasts weekly on Sunday nights. 

In addition, History in Germany will acquire local history programming from ZDF Enterprises for broadcast on its service, as well as biography and lifestyle programming for BIO.

Also, History (U.S.) and ZDF Enterprises have extended their successful co-production partnership to produce contemporary and ancient history programs over the next three years for broadcast on ZDF in Germany and on HISTORY in the United States.

Finally, ZDF Enterprises will continue to serve as the syndication representative for German-speaking Europe for “Modern Marvels.”

“ZDF Enterprises has been an important production and distribution partner for AETN through the years, and we are very pleased to extend this multi-faceted agreement,” says Sean Cohan, senior vice president of international at AETN. “This strategic relationship has always been beneficial to both parties and I have no doubt the partnership will continue to thrive.”

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