A+E Networks® and ZDF Enterprises extend long-term creative partnership agreement

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A+E Networks and ZDF Enterprises today announced the renewal of their existing creative partnership for three years. The agreement dates back to 2005 and includes program acquisition and distribution representation components.

The agreement calls for the continuation of the top-rated ZDF HISTORY programming block which broadcasts on Sunday nights. The block is programmed under the editorial control of ZDF programmers with content provided by both ZDF and A+E Networks.

A second component of the agreement calls for ZDF Enterprises to continue its role as content sales representative for content from the A+E Networks' catalogue to German-speaking Europe. ZDF Enterprises will represent several hours including the long running series, Modern Marvels®, episodes from the acclaimed series, Biography®, and other history programs.

HISTORY® and BIO® in Germany will continue to acquire local content from the ZDF Enterprises catalogue for broadcast.

"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 Director, Europe for A+E Networks. "We are very pleased to expand this strategic relationship which allows for growth for both our companies."

Alexander Coridass, President and CEO, ZDF Enterprises: "AETN, 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."

About A+E Networks®

A+E Networks is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from television networks to websites, to home videos/DVDs to gaming and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of the following networks and divisions: A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN™ (formerly Lifetime Movie Network®), bio.®, H2™, HISTORY en Español™, Crime + Investigation™, Military HISTORY®, LRW™ (formerly Lifetime Real Women®), A&E IndieFilms®, A+E Networks International™, A+E Networks Digital™ and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks’ channels and branded programming reach more than 330 million households in over 160 countries. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.
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