London-headquartered Zodiak Rights announced three development deals in the UK: a two year deal with indie Nine Lives Media and renewed agreements with betty TV and ZKK. The development deal with Nine Lives covers one-off documentaries Losing One of My Giant Legs and The World’s Oldest Conjoined Twins Move Home for TLC, and BBC Three docs My School Prom and another about a young couple undergoing female to male gender re-assignment. Zodiak and Nine Lives have scored hits with Man With Half a Body, The Tiniest Girl in the World, The World’s Strongest Toddler, and Small Teen Big World, the highest-rated factual program on BBC Three.
The two-year renewal with betty TV covers its entire slate, including new shows for Channel 4, Beauty and the Beast and The Joy of Teen Sex. The development deal with ZKK is Zodiak’s sixth with the indie following international sales of I Hate Mum, which sold to Israel, Australia and New Zealand and Emergency in the Womb, which was sold to broadcasters in 11 countries.
- RS West ’18