ORF’s fiction line-up performs stronger than ever on international markets such us Switzerland, Croatia while brand new blue-chip docs add to the renowned ORF Universum line-up. Also, the Austrian company announced its first collaboration with Huawei.


ORF-Enterprise announces the wrapping up of a series of deals around delivering new seasons of its best-rated TV-series as well as new docs to broadcasters and digital platforms. RSI Switzerland signed a deal for multiple seasons of ORF’s long-running crime series “Soko Kitzbuehel”, set in the picturesque mountains of Austria. The program is set to air in 2020. The broadcaster has also added the edutainment show “Cracker Snap” from ORF-Enterprise’s kids catalog to its program. On the other hand, HRT Croatia picked a drama movie package including “A Dance to Remembrance”, “The Murderer’s Muse” and “The Professor. The Oilfield Mystery”.

New additions to ORF’s Universum line-up have been acquired by ARTE France (Wild Shetland and Seefeld – Tyrolean Wonderland), MEDIAWAN France (A Tiger Called Broken Tail, Forest of Fantasies, Lionsrock – Return of the King), Love Nature Canada (Sky River of the Himalayas, Wild Caribbean - Rhythms of Life and Greece – The Wild Side) and Al Jazeera (Kestrels at Close Quarters, Russia’s Wild Sea, Secrets of Squirrels).

History documentaries related to WW II will air soon on Histoire France (Inventors Under the Swastika, Robert Bernardis – Stauffenberg’s Adjutant, Fighting for Resistance – Irene Harand), while RAI Italy opted for the ORF UNIVERSUM History highlight “Beauty and Despair – Austria’s Empress Sisi”.

German-based Autentic will be adding “A North Korean Diary“, “Inventors Under the Swastika”, “Robert Bernardis – Stauffenberg’s Adjutant” and “Close to Heaven” to Spiegel Geschichte.

Films Media Group continues its long-term relationship with ORF-Enterprise by adding new factual titles to its educational offering in the USA and Canada.

At Mipcom, ORF-Enterprise and Huawei also announced their first collaboration, featuring a 130 hour package of fiction titles including movies from the award-winning TATORT slate on the content service platform Huawei Video in Italy.