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A+E, ZDFE renew content pact

A+E ZDFE looking awkwardA+E Networks and Germany’s ZDF Enterprises have renewed an eight year-old acquisition and distribution pact.

Under terms of the agreement, ZDF History content will remain on A+E channels in a Sunday night slot. ZDF programmers will remain in control of the block, which includes ZDF and A+E content.

ZDFE, German pubcaster ZDF’s commercial arm, will also continue as A+E content sales rep for German-speaking Europe, selling shows such as Modern Marvels, Biography and several history series.

History and Bio’s German feed will also continue acquire local content from the ZDFE content library.

“ZDF and ZDF Enterprises are important, long-standing partners with A+E Networks across several parts of our respective business operations,” said Dean Possenniskie, managing airector, Europe for A+E. “We are very pleased to expand this strategic relationship which allows for growth for both our companies.”

Alexander Coridass, president and CEO, ZDF Enterprises added: “A+E Networks, ZDF and ZDF Enterprises are synonymous to high-caliber programming for audiences around the globe.

“We are very proud of this longstanding and fruitful partnership of global players in the most significant fields of the television industry. In this very competitive time of digital changes we are pleased that our close relationship with this successful and reliable partner is still going strong.”

A+E and ZDFE first pacted in 2005.