Walking on Sunshine
Otto Czerny-Hohenburg is a renowned former news anchor who is about to resume broadcasting after a long period of sick leave caused by a too great fondness for the hard stuff.The only thing is, there's no job for him. Apart from as a weather forecaster - which of course Otto hasn't got a clue about. Though he doesn't think that matters. Department head Tilia Konstantin takes a very different view, however. She's not going to let Otto ruin all her work. It would also mean she'd have to do without up and coming, dedicated, qualified talent like Lukas Jaric. Who, as Lukas discovers, also has a mysterious heritage that will turn his whole life upside down - and not only because this leads lovely young presenter Sophie to take an interest in him. This in turn makes Conny Ulrich sit up and take notice. She would be only too happy to take Sophie's place - professionally, at least - and she and Tilia are bound together by an important secret. But Tilia doesn't only have this one secret, she also has another, on whose trail is a shadowy woman by the name of Pichler. It is apparent that she intends to blackmail Tilia in order to exploit Tilia's husband Karl. Karl works in politics and just so happens to be the brother of Otto Czerny-Hohenburg.
Scene of the Crime - True Lies
Two Viennese special investigators, Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner, are called to a puzzling murder case in the Salzkammergut lake district. The body of a woman has been found in Lake Hallstatt, shot dead and submerged in a car. It emerges that the dead woman is a German journalist who had been reported missing, and had recently been working on a story about illegal arms deals. Eisner's and Fellner's investigations take them to the dead editor's desperate life partner, her informant, her editor in chief and a mysterious death that even decades later has still not been cleared up. The Federal Ministry of Homeland Security, which clearly has no interest in reopening this old and politically inconvenient case, quickly gets involved, putting pressure on the two police inspectors and their boss, Ernst Rauter. But undaunted, Eisner and Fellner continue to investigate, rapidly discovering that the historical crime and the murder of the journalist must in fact have something to do with each other.
Scene of the Crime - Home Sweet Home
A harrowing picture greets Moritz Eisner and Bibi Fellner when they arrive at the crime scene: Member of Parliament Raoul Ladurner in front of his house, bewildered and with bloodstained hands, his wife stabbed to death in the kitchen, their daughter critically injured. What happened here? A brutal burglary? The many indications at first glance that this is a case of forced entry cannot be ignored. Ladurner also makes serious allegations against a businesswoman from East Germany, whose business deals he has thwarted as an MP. But Ladurner himself also starts to seem increasingly shady. It's been a long time since relationships within his family were as amicable and idyllic as he has painted them. The true depth of the tragedy uncovered by Bibi and Moritz in the course of their investigations is greater than anyone could have expected.
Der Sonne entgegen
Heitere Geschichten über die Flucht von vier Männern aus dem grauen Alltag in den sonnigen Süden. Dr.Günther Zack, ein Rechtsanwaltskonzipient aus Salzburg, Ludwig Hawratil, Besitzer eines Kaffeehauses in Wien, Joe Felden, ein Schickeria-Maler aus München, und Hannes Meckelfeld, Tankstellen-Pächter in einem Hamburger Vorort, haben die Nase voll. Streß, private Probleme und die Einsicht, dass Geldverdienen nich allein glücklich macht, treiben sie dazu, auszusteigen.
Christian Tramitz and Roland Düringer as a very recently formed duo of folk musicians, hired on short notice:Frank needs the fee for the long-overdue lease on his car, and Mick has already told his friends and family - and especially his son - that his musical breakthrough is finally just around the corner.And so here they are, ready to enter folk music heaven.And absolutely nothing goes according to plan.Just before their appearance the writer of the song that they were due to sing refuses to let them perform it, blaming sudden differences with the group's manager, Damir.But there can be no turning back for Frank and Mick - the gig must go on no matter what.A little song, it'll almost write itself, right? The two musicians have loads of time to conjure up a potential hit song.Loads of time!Well, about four hours anyway. So they get down to work!Between rehearsals, costume problems, and even a police interrogation plus all kinds of artistic tensions, Frank and Mick work feverishly at their hit song.The clock is ticking and the gig looms ever closer.
Rauchensteiner is going to die soon if he doesn´t receive a new liver. Although the billionaire is part of a corrupt relationship network his name is on the bottom of the transplantation list. This is a clear signal for his family to organize his hereditary title. Kralicek, Rauchensteiner´s right hand man tries to organize a suitable liver, whatever it takes.
Major Kottan is a homicide investigator with the Vienna police. Together with his colleagues, the one-legged Schremser and the simple-minded Schrammel, he solves cases marked by unusual circumstances and bizarre phenomena. While their superior, megalomaniac Chief Constable Pilch, makes their life and work even more difficult, Kottan unsuccessfully fiddles with his second career as a bandleader.
"Kottan's Investigations" always borders on highly charged parody and socio-critical aspiration. After all, who would expect that between everyday police work and gangland bosses one has to deal with coffee vending machines with artificial intelligence, UFO sightings or crocodile attacks? 12 episodes full of unruly corpses and absurd investigations, in short: crazy TV anarchy.
Spotlight Murder -- Real Murders, Real Investigators, Real Thrills
The eight-part crime reenactment series combines the plot-driven narrative structure of a classic whodunit mystery with the events of a real murder case. The series is presented by the real investigators, crime scene technicians, and medical examiners in charge of the original cases. They relate their impressions during the investigation and explain it step by step. In elaborate reenactment scenes, the audience is sent on an exciting investigative journey.
8 x 45min.
Suburbia - Women on the Edge
Five women, whose biggest challenge so far has been surviving their daily hour-long luxus shopping tours burning up their husband's credit cards, are taken by complete surprise when suddenly one of them is divorced by her husband and thrown out of the house.
Instantly the remaining BFFs realize that the same could happen to them - and their survival instinct awakens. How convenient that their husbands - all businessmen with a quite strong inclination towards corruption - are planning a big deal using their ignorant wives. What the men don't know is that their wives are setting out to turn the tables. Never would they suspect having unleashed a bunch of beautiful beasts...
Fast Forward - Movies (90min)
Angelica Fast is in her mid-thirties, a divorced single mother - and a successful investigator at Vienna's criminal investigation department. The good-looking young woman handles the balancing act between her job and parental duties with humour. Even if her teenage twins keep her on her toes, she goes all out for the pursuit of criminals. That professional and private life isn't always separable, is not least due to her ex-husband, the chief of forensics: Some teasing is part of the daily routine, and it may well happen, that childrearing is discussed on the crime scene.
Sentimentality has no room in all this - Angelica Fast knows what she wants and always keeps the facts in sight.
The Nosy Brothers
Felix has been trying to cope with his life since his wife passed away as a result of a diving accident on their honeymoon. But then he is hit by another fateful blow. His father, Wilhelm, a private investigator by profession, dies of a heart attack during a surveillance operation. Reading his will, Felix discovers that there is another son, one who does not follow the rules of the family. Their father's will make the two very different half-brothers joint owners of the detective agency. When they visit the premises, they are drawn into their first case - actually their father's last. And somehow the two of them discover that they enjoy detective work - even though Felix would prefer to approach the case more analytically, rather than intuitively, like Ronnie.
This new 10-part crime-series amazes with a huge portion of comedy and charm at the same time.
Forensic psychologist, Dr. Leo Benedict solves crimes by going straight to the source: the psyche. When investigating a series of mysterious suicides, he stumbles accross a shady pharmaceutical company: Janus. Throughout this pharmaceutical thriller and family drama, Leo is determined to get to the bottom of this.
Whether sparks are fl ying with the neighbours, yourbest friend has been the victim of a crime or a drugdealer is making trouble - the police is there to takecare of law and order. However, cops are only human,too. Parents who refuse to believe the newsthat their child has died, teachers who are afraidof their pupils and friendships that are put to severetests are as much on the agenda as the kindof questions that cops also have to ask themselvesover and over again, such as are compromises essential,or is it more important to stick to one's ownprinciples? What is stronger - one's profession orfamily ties?
Paul Kemp - No Big Deal
Paul Kemp is a mediator by profession. He is a trained psychologist and sociologist with a big heart and understanding of all of people's problems. The clients who come to his practice come from all sections of society and guide him into the field of human shortcomings, where he is required - and able - to demonstrate his skills as a mediator and arbitrator with what are often highly original solutions. But whilst he deals imaginatively and nimbly with the conflicts of others, Paul Kemp has very little grip on his private life and family, where things are increasingly getting out of hand. He has to face his wife's relationship with their neighbour, Christian, and has problems with his business partner, who has driven the company into debt and made a run for it. And Paul Kemp is also involved in a short-term relationship with Lisa that is developing into a long-term catastrophe.
Braunschlag is a more or less idyllic place in Austria, whose inhabitants are a league of their own. Among others there's a former beauty queen, a UFO landing site operator, a pair of weird doctors and the governor's nephew. Gerhard Tschach, mayor of Braunschlag, has a problem. After several failed business ventures, his town is bankrupt. This is why he and his best friend, club-owner Richard Pfeisinger, decide to fake a Martian apparition, to make tourists flood the ailing town and to aim for financial recovery. Braunschlag starts to flourish, but the two hard-drinking men soon lose control. Somewhere between the locals' delusions, pressure from the state capital, intractable marital problems and the Vatican, the situation escalates - and the miracle of Braunschlag quickly turns into a disaster.
Back Pass FC
Old Mr. Drabush was president of the Pernitz football club for many years and long ago, the club had reason to celebrate, too. But now? These days, «Back Pass FC», as it is mockingly called, appears consistently at the tail end of league rankings.
The peaceful life for the tenants of a Salzburg apartment complex is over when the landlord decides that he wants to get rid of them. To make the tenants' time miserable, the owner puts a wicked janitor in charge of the building. That by itself would be a lot to deal with, but many of the residents also have to fight their own personal problems: Take Sarah and Gustl for example, who are going through a divorce, just to end up living together after all. That is dictated not only by economic reasons but also by their love of their son James as well as their affection towards grandfather Willi. Or take a look at Anna, a single mother who has her hands full in coping with her pubescent daughter. Last but nor least there is Turkish citizen Seyfi Ülbül, who lives in his car parked right outside the building falling in love with Sarah.
Dolce Vita & Co.
The series portrays Marios ups and downs in his business and private life, the interaction between restaurant team and Marios family, and special events in his catering business.
"Kaisermühlen Blues" tells the story of the good and the bad events in the life of the inhabitants of "Staircase 10".
Carve the Joint
Even pathologists have their problems. Dr. Fuhrmann discovers this fact every time he leaves the catacombs of the hospital to take up his social life. Clever diagnoses won't help him at all out there; life, particularly his own, is pretty tough going. Failed relationships, daring diagnoses and black humour - Dr. House, move over!
Engineer Breitfuss is unattractive, narrow minded and pedantic. Herr Weber puts his efforts into a casual air, long hair and lucrative paths in the wrong direction. But the two have one thing in common. They hate each other from the bottom of their souls.
Stone Age Affairs
The Stone Valley was claimed by two different clans. The problem was that neither clan could stand the other. And unfortunately the leaders of each were the two most stubborn members of their respective groups imaginable ... Meso, the leader of the hunters and gatherers and Nea, head of the farmers. Both were, of course, firmly convinced that their way of doing things was the right way. Furthermore, Meso had a ravishingly beautiful daughter and Nea a good looking son. And since the Stone Valley was spacious but not that enormous, it was inevitable that one day the two young Stone Valley kids would run into one another. And so the whole mess came to a
head. For now it was, so to speak, an affair of the heart. And when it came to affairs of the heart, regrettably even in those days, people weren't prepared to stand for much nonsense.
Location Vienna: 6 boys and 5 girls, aged from 14 to 17, are searching for their place in the world. The fact that they are from foreign backgrounds, or that their families have chosen to live in Austria, doesn't make the matter any easier. Vienna is their home, and when they have problems at school, with their parents, or in their first relationships, it's the group, or the various friendships within it, that give them support. Self confident and cool, they strut around the city like they own it but still occasionally fall flat on their faces. Most of all, they dream of getting a big break by competing in a breakdance competition and winning. Before they can enter a competition however they need a name - and one is quickly found: «minority:rulez». It's bound to get loud and tumultuous when the film's multilingual, amateur actors cut loose. The only question that remains is: who'll be king of the dancefloor?
Vitásek - A Comedian's Life
The life of a cabaret artist isn't easy. One has to sometimes take unappealing and not so lucrative jobs - office parties, for example. Andreas Vitásek doesn't enjoy them at all - they earn him more money but less respect. But what won't he do to help his family get by and, in particular, to please his teenage daughter. He'd rather enjoy some peace out in the countryside than put up with annoying and terminally stressed managers. Then one day the country's largest TV network makes him an offer, to film an amusing series about his life. So what now? It's hard to know what to do. Is this a chance to go down in television history or the beginning of a never-ending disaster? An entertaining pseudo reality-soap that moves between reality and fantasy, comedy and contemplation.
Love, Lies & Passion
On the eve of festivities commemorating the 50th anniversary of his lingerie company called «Aphrodite«, Franz Steininger learns of his incurable disease. He departs in a rush for Italy with his mistress of many years, without leaving an explanation. A bitter struggle for dominance of the family business ensues between Alpha, Franz Steininger's daughter-in-law, and her brother-in-law Albert. When Alpha is faced with competition from a promising young designer who - to make things worse - turns out to be Franz Steininger's illegitimate daughter, she in turn receives an interesting offer from a competitor, Robert Fox, who intends to take over «Aphrodite». But meanwhile amidst unfolding intrigues love strikes repeatedly and unforeseen.
Orth Castle Hotel
"Orth Castle Hotel," is situated on a picturesque little island not far from the city of Gmunden on the banks of Lake Traun. For generations it has been the guarantee for enjoyable, carefree vacation pleasure.
The Wine Tycoon
Thomas Sticklers, who lives in Frankfurt with his wife Johanna and his daughter Anna, left his home town of Rust in the province of Burgenland a long time ago. He has made a career abroad. Fed up with having to act against his principles, he quits his job all of a sudden one day. Coming home early, he finds his wife in bed with a colleague. Thomas has had it. He drives home to his native Lake Neusiedl to think about his life and future. Arriving at his parents' inn, their joy about their sons return home is but short: His father dies from a heart attack. The family is faced with an unexpected situation when the father's will is read: Thomas inherits his father's vineyards. At first he refuses to think for a moment of becoming a wine farmer himself. But when Gottfried Schnell, the doyen of all winegrowers, tells him about the beauty of this country, its worth, and the worthiness of its cultivation, Thomas decides to stay and learn the winegrowers trade. Alas, the inheritance had be counted on by his sister Andrea: The vineyards had been leased to her husband Georg Plattner for years and made up a significant part of his business. Georg is slowly becoming Thomas powerful and grim opponent...
Katharina Lenz has got a quick tongue. It looks like she's got everything under control. She looks great, she's a successful business consultant, and in two days she will marry a dreamboat. What more could you want? Isn't it awesome? Right. But then fate strikes, and Katharina's got to act when there's a fatal accident in her family. She calls off her wedding, not at the last minute, but at the last second. She ends up caught between two men -- and between all fronts. Almost overnight, Katharina Lenz becomes the new stud manager at Piber, the mistress of hundreds of Lipizzans. For the very first time in all the centuries of the glorious history of the stud, the million-dollar enterprise with dozens of employees is in the hands of a woman. But Katharina couldn't care less -- she's busy around the clock. She really doesn't have everything under control anymore. But, hey, you can't plan happiness.
Four Women and a Funeral
Four women from a small village stick their noses where they don't belong. They can't help but investigate deaths by unnatural causes.
The splendid town of Kitzbuehel, at the foot of theAustrian Alps, set in unspoilt countryside and popularwith the jet set, makes a fascinating settingfor this thrilling detective series. «K-Files» featuresa dynamic young team of investigators, a gourmetchef full of bright ideas, a countess well acquaintedwith jet set life and a large portion of humour. Theresult is a witty and exciting detective series of avery special kind!The series is built around a young team of CIDofficers who constantly encounter extremelybaffling murder cases
Episodes:1-33 distributed by ZDF Enterprises34-231 distributed by ORF
Angelica Fast is in her mid-thirties, a divorced singlemother and a successful investigator at Vienna'scriminal investigation department. The good-lookingyoung woman handles the balancing act betweenher job and parental duties with humour.Even if her teenage twins keep her on her toes, shegoes all out to pursue criminals. That her professionaland private lives aren't always separable is notleast due to her ex-husband, the chief of forensics.Teasing is part of her daily routine, and it maywell happen that their children's upbringing is discussed on the crime scene. There is no room for sentimentality in all this - Angelica Fast knows what she wants and alwayskeeps the facts in sight.