ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German public broadcaster ZDF, has signed a first-look development and distribution deal with Projector Pictures, a UK-based independent production company specialised in British drama.
Ralf Gabor, former distribution director for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries at Turner Broadcasting System Deutschland, will join Munich-based media company Mainstream Media on February 2, 2015.
German youth TV broadcaster joiz will transmit its channel only on the internet and on free-of-charge distribution platforms in future with the cable and DTH satellite distribution to be closed down.
German media company Senator Entertainment and French rights dealer Wild Bunch have agreed to merge, creating a leading European movie production and sales company.
Local TV and radio broadcasters need to make their content more widely available on the internet to attract the young target group, according to Siegfried Schneider, president of Bavarian media authority BLM.