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April 28, 2023

MIPDOC STORY: Strong factual presence from ORF at MIPTV23

Austrian public broadcaster gears up for a strong proposition at Cannes this MIPTV with new content.

Vienna - ORF-Enterprise, the marketing subsidiary of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, is gearing up for MIPTV 2023 in Cannes with a strong new line-up of blue-chip documentaries, factual titles, music and performing arts highlights as well as ORF Original drama and crime series.

"I am very pleased that ORF remains committed to promoting original content, even in challenging times, and that we can thus develop our sales footprint, especially in our premium genres drama and blue-chip factual content. We are committed to remain a one-stop-shop for a wide range of genres and continue to develop our catalogue further to outstanding content with a high production value." says Armin Luttenberger, Head of Content Sales International at ORF-Enterprise.

The major factual strands ORF Universum Nature and History have recently been celebrating their 35- and 10-years anniversaries respectively, ready for the coming decades. The expanding catalogue is conveniently accessible on content sales.ORF.at and offers a wide range of titles for buyers from all over the globe.

Recent Sales Success: Austrian-made Productions Find Global Appeal

CANAL+ Group picked up the first two seasons of "Soko Linz" for its channel POLAR+, after previously licensing seasons 14 to 20 of the brand's predecessor "Soko Kitzbuehel". After a long running series of compelling cases amidst the Tyrolean mountains, viewers get to see thrilling investigation near the tri-state border of Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

ORF-Enterprise's gripping crime movies & series line-up also made its leap over the Atlantic, as MHz Networks bought numerous titles of the long-running film series "Backwood Crimes" and "Tatort".

It is not just gripping crime dramas that are making waves. Wing Sight Culture & Media (China) is bringing awe-inspiring wildlife cinematography to their audience by licensing a selection of renowned Universum Nature titles, such as "The Egg - Bursting into Life" and "Big Bend - America's Wildest Frontier", among others.

RTVE (Spain) also purchased a package of Nature productions, such as "Bears of the Karawank Mountains", "Portugal - Wild Land on the Edge" and "Empire of the Vineyard".

Česká televise (Czech Republic) picked up a selection of ORF's most recent captivating history documentaries, like "The Birth of Modern Brazil - Leopoldina Habsburg" or the two-parter "Age of Queens", which tells the true stories of Mary Tudor, Mary Stuart and their common rival Elizabeth I.

These sales are a testament to the value and quality of Austrian-made originals and blue-chip documentaries and ORF-Enterprise is excited to present its newest catalogue at MIPTV 2023.

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