Viasat World Boosts Factual Slate With ZDF Enterprises Deal

09 September 2021

18 titles totalling 49 hours of content will air on Viasat History and Viasat Nature

London, UK, 9 September 2021 – Leading international media company Viasat World today announces that it has signed a new deal with its long-standing global content distribution partner ZDF Enterprises. The latest agreement between the two companies 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.

Nine brand-new titles comprising 36 hours of content feature in the package. For Viasat History, these are: Forsaken Places (4x50’), Planet of Treasures (6x50’), Ancient Apocalypse (6x50’), Myths: The Greatest Mysteries of Humanity seasons 1 and 2 (10x50’), Crime Scene: Antiquity (5x50’) and a returning series, Ancient Superstructures season 2 (3x50’).

Viasat Nature will become home to Africa’s Hunters of the Night (1x50’) and Scandinavia’s Hidden Paradises (1x50’). In addition, ten further library titles have been acquired for Viasat History in Russia & CIS.

Karin Heijink, SVP Content, Marketing and Products at Viasat World, comments: “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. 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. We look forward to seeing how our audience respond to these new titles.”

Ralf Rueckauer, VP ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises, adds: “We continue to successfully partner with Viasat World as a leading broadcaster in the CEE region. 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.”

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