Criminalistic instinct from Austria is just as much in demand as the multiple award-winning ORF UNIVERSUM productions. ORF-Enterprise celebrates a strong comeback at the content market at the Croisette.


Cannes/Vienna – "Talking brings people together. This was especially the case at this year's MIPCOM as it was finally held as a face-to-face event again. An entire industry has been waiting for this moment with excitement. Our team was more than happy to meet colleagues from all over the world in person again. Buyers can rely on ORF’s output of blue-chip documentaries and it is great to see that the demand for original drama from Austria continues to grow," summarizes Head of Content Sales International, Armin Luttenberger, after four days at MIPCOM in Cannes. After last season’s digital events, the content trade fair was held as a physical meeting for the first time again. This provided an opportunity to foster existing contacts and to also expand ORF Enterprise's first-class global network of partners with high quality original productions made in Austria.


"The pandemic has also had an impact on the production market. Interest in high-quality titles from reliable content suppliers such as ORF-Enterprise has increased and is thus further opening up the global market for original productions from Austria. We are also very pleased to see that drama series are meeting the tastes of viewers far beyond Austria’s borders," comments ORF-Enterprise CEO Oliver Böhm.

ORF UNIVERSUM stands out as the ace in the program catalog

Once again, the award-winning nature and wildlife productions of ORF UNIVERSUM prove again to be top sellers. RAI (Italy) secures the documentary "Leopard Legacy", which recently was awarded at the New York Festivals, and "Water of Life - Wilderness, Whisky, Highlands". Polyband (Germany) will release "Leopard Legacy" and "Russia’s Revenant – The Return of the Siberian Tiger" on DVD, and the Belgian public channel RTBF will soon broadcast both productions mentioned. Furthermore, ORF content also makes the leap to North Africa: Canal+ secures a 13-hour documentary-package for broadcasting in Ethiopia, including the three-parter "Wild Caribbean - Rhythms of Life" and the two-parter "The Canary Islands". In addition, "Austria's Wild Heritage - One Country Six National Parks" will soon be shown on WDR in Germany and ARTE in France. "Maria Theresa's Vampire Hunter" will also be licensed to ARTE.


Younger viewers can look forward to enjoying the animated series from Vienna "Rookie Robot Explores the World" on the Canadian Knowledge Network. Finally, a major film and series package was acquired across the Atlantic by Ocean New Media and will thus be evaluated in the United States and Latin America.

Austrian detectives investigate abroad

TV2 (Denmark) solves several cases at once with a "Tatort" package. It includes the episodes "Conspiracy", "Workout," "Sick", "The Midwife", and "Homeless" and features the well-known investigator duo Adele Neuhauser and Harald Krassnitzer. In France, Canal+ secures two more seasons of "Soko Kitzbuehel", including the final season of the series that has been successful beyond the country's borders. Furthermore, the 20th and final season will also be published on DVD by Polar Film (Germany).

About ORF-Enterprise

As the marketing subsidiary of ORF, ORF-Enterprise is exclusively responsible for marketing all the national media offerings of Austria's leading media group. The portfolio includes four TV channels (ORF 1, ORF 2, ORF III Kultur und Information, ORF SPORT +), three national radio stations (Ö1, Hitradio Ö3, radio FM4), the print magazine ORF nachlese, the entire digital offering on ORF.at, the ORF-TVthek and ORF-Radiothek, and ORF TELETEXT. In the Content Sales International and Licensing and Media Cooperation business unit, ORF content and brands are licensed worldwide. ORF-Enterprise also operates the ORF-Enterprise music publishing house and its own record label. The company is the national representative of leading international creative festivals such as Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and organizer of national advertising awards such as ORF-TOP SPOT, ORF-WERBEHAHN and ORF-ONWARD. The management team consists of Oliver Böhm (CEO, Advertising Sales & Content Distribution) and Heinz Mosser (Finance and Administration, Music Publishing & Label, Sound & Vision, ORF nachlese). ORF-Enterprise is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ORF media group. Further information can be found on https://enterprise.ORF.at, https://contentsales.ORF.at and https://musikverlag.ORF.at

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MIPCOM 2021 Sales Report (DOCX | 21 KB)
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PHOTO Hudson River - Journey Into the Wild (JPG | 1 MB)
PHOTO Sardinia - Ark of Stone (PNG | 35 MB)
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PHOTO Colombia - Wild and Free (JPG | 1 MB)
PHOTO 1278 - Battle for Europe (JPG | 11 MB)
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