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SOKO Franchise

ZDF Enterprises

SOKO (= abbreviation of 'Sonderkommission', a special unit in the police force) is a format of ZDF, under which crime series have been broadcast since 1978. The SOKOs are one of the most successful program brands of ZDF and attract millions of viewers to the screen every working day at 6:00 p.m. as part of the daily routine.

The first series of the format was SOKO 5113; after that, further spin-offs were added, such as SOKO Leipzig, SOKO Kitzbühel, SOKO Cologne, SOKO Wismar, SOKO Munich, SOKO Stuttgart, SOKO Hamburg, SOKO Potsdam and others.

The SOKO series achieve market shares of up to 20%. SOKO Leipzig is even broadcast on Fridays at 9:15 p.m. due to its great success.

The SOKOs are realistic but not too violent, therefore suitable for the whole family, are exciting and humorous and have a high entertainment value. At the same time, the series reflect the social present and offer identification potential for the audience.

ZDF Enterprises offers 2,060 episodes of the SOKO franchises in its current catalogue, with many more in the back catalogue!

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