Unscripted

Zodiak Rights seals trio of format deals for Latin America

Zodiak Rights has finalized deals in Latin America for three talent and hidden camera formats, including TVN Chile picking up the format rights to True Talent (pictured).
April 2, 2012

Zodiak Rights has finalized talent and hidden camera format deals in Latin America, including TVN Chile picking up the format rights to True Talent (pictured).

All three formats are Zodiak Media titles.

TV Globo in Brazil has acquired the hidden camera game show format Oblivious, and will produce an 8 x 30-minute series with the local title Pegadinha Premiada, which will air as a segment within the local popular variety show, Domingão do Faustão. The format was originally produced for Zodiak Media’s Mast Media and Stone & Co. for Spike in the U.S. and ITV in the UK.

TVN Chile acquired the rights to the Zodiak Media primetime format True Talent and will produce 12 90-minute episodes for broadcast later this year. The talent competition format was originally produced by Zodiak Media’s Mastiff Sweden for TV3.

Lastly, SBT Brazil has ordered another 13 episodes of Sing if You Can. SBT is producing the 13 x 60-minute series for premiere in April. The ITV1 UK format sees talented amateur singers attempting to deliver a winning performance despite a range of distractions.

Zodiak Rights owns worldwide rights to both finished shows and format rights for True Talent, Oblivous and Sing If You Can.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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