Zodiak Rights recommits to “Psychic Challenge” producer

Zodiak Rights has renewed its distribution pact with TeVe Media Group, in a five year deal including current and new formats, such as Psychic Challenge International (pictured).
March 23, 2011

Zodiak Rights has renewed its distribution pact with Netherlands-based TéVé Media Group, in a five year deal including current and new formats.

Zodiak Rights will continue to distribute The Psychic Challenge format and finished shows, which was originally broadcast in 2005 on the UK’s Five. To date the format has been produced in 13 territories including the U.S.

Psychic Challenge International (pictured) is a new 8 x 60-minute series and format, which brings together the globe’s top psychics in a competition to win the World’s Top Psychic crown. Psychic Challenge International is a TéVé Media Group production for RTL4. Zodiak Rights holds worldwide format rights to finished episodes and format.

Zodiak Rights will also distribute Celebrity Love Match (1-hour format), based on the original format, Who Picks Tatjana, which aired in Holland on TRL4. The new format features a celebrity looking for love, and begins with 100 suitors, which are whittled down to 15, then five and ultimately just one, the celebrity’s choice.

The format currently airs in Belgium on VTM,  as Who Picks Pieter (a former professional basketball celebrity), and is produced by TéVé Media Group.

Celebrity Love Match is a TéVé Media Group production for RTL4 and VTM. Zodiak Rights holds worldwide rights to this format.

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