ZDF Studios (traded as ZDF Enterprises before April 1st, 2022) was founded in 1993 and is responsible for worldwide programme distribution, international co-productions, programme acquisition as well as the merchandising of strong programme brands in its own name, for broadcaster ZDF, and for third parties. Bound into a strong group of about 30 direct and indirect subsidiaries and affiliated companies, ZDF Studios manages the largest German-language programme stock worldwide and an impressive portfolio of international productions, consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programmes.
Trends & Outlook 2022 "Our top 3 industry predictions for 2022 would be further increase of original local productions in each territory, more interest for international IPs with an established track record such as our award-winning dramas and kids programmes, and the roll out of new streaming services which will lead to consolidation.” Yuliya Fischer, Director Drama
Asia focus in 2022 "We are focusing on our big budget tween and teen dramas such as The Bureau of Magical Things in its second season which is sold in over 100 territories, and vampire saga Heirs of the Night. We also see a strong demand for our 3D CGI new IPs The Muscleteers, Space Nova and Zoom – The White Dolphin. In the Drama department, we are focusing on our Spanish mini-series Stories to Stay Awake, our German programme Between two Worlds and our English highlight Before we Die.” Yuliya Fischer, Director Drama