ZDF Enterprises has acquired a 100 % stake in indie Off the Fence.
CEO and Founder Ellen Windemuth will stay in office as CEO of the Off the Fence group.
Founded in 1994, the Off the Fence group produces and distributes factual programming for broadcasters including History Channel, MTV, BBC, Channel 4, MSNBC, PBS, National Geographic Channel, Discovery, The Weather Channel and ZDF. Genres include: science, history, adventure, human stories, and natural history.
Off the Fence Distribution has a catalogue of over 6,500 hours of diverse programming across Wildlife, Science, History, Travel, People & Culture and Lifestyle genres. It has sales offices in Amsterdam, London, Cape Town and Mainz.
Ellen Windemuth, CEO of Off the Fence, said: ‘We are very excited to join such a clever and dynamic group. We have worked closely together for twenty years, and there is a lot of mutual respect. We have developed a synergistic common strategy, and I look forward to realising it together.’
Fred Burcksen, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises said: ‘Ellen has been a valued partner of ZDF Enterprises in general and for ZDFE.unscripted in particular for many years. We have always admired her innovative strength, creative spirit and economical power. For all of us, it was the next logical step in our partnership to join forces and networks in order to enable us to jointly be even more successful in the future.’
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