Germany's Senator Entertainment has closed its second free-TV package deal of 2002, this time for ten titles with German public broadcaster ZDF.

The package (the contents of which was not disclosed) was equally split between first- and second-run licenses and follows another combined deal of seven titles, with the ARD network's central film buyer DEGETO in January.

Speaking to Screen International, Senator Entertainment's COO Dr. Friedrich-Carl Wachs explained that due to current negotiations with other broadcasters for further packages, no details could be offered on film titles, the package's financial volume or the rights' duration.

In a statement, Senator announced that this latest deal was "the second of Senator's numerous license sales to national broadcasters planned for 2002" and, in allusion to current crisis at the KirchGroup, expressed optimism that "continuous sale of TV rights to all TV groups can be successfully continued in a restructured German TV landscape as well".