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The global distribution, international co-productions and licence purchasing arm of ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, together with internationally recognised production companies, has unveiled a new series about the greatest inventions of mankind.
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Great Inventions will be a long-running series explaining what lies behind the inventions which we use every day, and which have shaped our world. The series shows how these breakthroughs came about, how they developed and reveals new stories about their discovery.

The subjects of the productions cover an unusually broad spectrum spanning the most diverse areas of interest. Topics range from batteries, beer, cars, combine harvesters, computer games, condoms, the fridge, glass, jeans and lasers to rollercoasters, satellites, the submarine, sun cream, the supermarket, suspension bridges, the velcro fastener and X-rays.

Production has already begun on the first of the 35 50-minute episodes which will be completed between the end of 2019 and the middle of 2020. The first commissioned producers involved in Great Inventions are World Media Rights, Off the Fence, doc.station and k22film. Other seasons are already planned. Rights are available for all media worldwide. ZDF Enterprises is responsible for marketing.

“We are very proud of our collaboration with some of the greatest production companies in Europe,” said Ralf Rückauer, VP ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises. “Here we have a new long-running series being created with a consistent look. The series talks in a modern and entertaining way about all the things that we tend to take for granted in our modern civilisation, highlighting their history and their meaning for our lives in the past, present and future.”


About doc.station
doc.station was founded in 1999 and is a 100% subsidiary of ZDF Enterprises. It focuses on producing non-fiction programme formats such as history and science documentaries, docu-dramas – many of them complex productions – as well as reports and nature films from across the world, entertaining docu-soap formats with a scientific or political background, political talk-shows and science magazines. Many of the reports and documentaries produced by doc.station receive nominations and awards at a range of international festivals.
Contact doc.station: Jasmin Gravenhorst, CEO at doc.station Medienproduktion GmbH, tel.: +49 40-669627-0; e-mail: jgravenhorst@

About World Media Rights
World Media Rights (WMR) is one of the most successful and long-standing producers of factual entertainment programmes for the international market.

About k22film
The production company k22film, based in Mainz, was founded in 2011 by Ralf Blasius and Wolfram Giese and has since produced, edited and facilitated films for international and German clients.

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