10 SEP 2021

Viasat World secures factual content deal with ZDF Enterprises

secures rights for 18 factual titles which together total 49 hours of content and will air on Viasat History or Viasat Nature in the coming months across Baltics, Scandinavia, CEE and Russia & CIS.

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Viasat World recently signed a new deal with its long-time global content distribution partner, ZDF Enterprises. “ZDF Enterprises has long been an important partner of ours as an industry leader in the field of well researched, high quality specialist factual content,” Karin Heijink, SVP Content, Marketing and Products at Viasat World, said. 

The agreement consists of 18 factual titles which collectively amount to 49 hours of content. The shows are scheduled to air on Viasat History or Viasat Nature in the upcoming months across Baltics, Scandinavia, CEE and Russia & CIS. “We continue to successfully partner with Viasat World as a leading broadcaster in the CEE region,” Ralf Rueckauer, VP ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises, said. 

Viasat History has taken on 36 hours worth of content features and nine new titles, including "Forsaken Places," "Planet of Treasures," "Ancient Apocalypse," "Myths: The Greatest Mysteries of Humanity," "Crime Scene: Antiquity" and returning series, "Ancient Superstructures" season 2. “Its popular factual channels naturally lend themselves to being the home for some of our key titles, and we’re pleased to build further on our relationship with this latest deal," Rueckauer said.

Viasat Nature will soon house the 50-minute "Africa’s Hunters of the Night"and "Scandinavia’s Hidden Paradises" In addition, ten further library titles have been acquired for Viasat History in Russia & CIS. “Titles like ‘Ancient Apocalypse,’ ‘Ancient Superstructures’ and ‘Crime Scene Antiquity’ are a great fit for Viasat History, helping us to live up to our reputation as the authoritative home for ancient civilisation historical programming within our regions," Heijink said. "We look forward to seeing how our audience respond to these new titles.”

ZDF Enterprises has long been an important partner of ours as an industry leader in the field of well researched, high quality specialist factual content. ” Karin Heijink SVP Content, Marketing and Products at Viasat World