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Zodiak Rights secures Foxtel deal

Distributor Zodiak Rights has inked a three-year volume deal with Australian pay-TV network Foxtel. (Pictured: Hardcore Pawn)
September 3, 2013

Distributor Zodiak Rights has inked a three-year volume deal with Australian pay-TV network Foxtel.

The deal extends a previous volume deal between Zodiak Rights and the now-defunct XYZnetworks, which merged with Foxtel in 2012. The new deal covers all Foxtel channels, including History, A&E, Crime Investigation Network and The LifeStyle Channel.

“Our previous volume deal worked extremely well and it makes perfect sense to continue and extend the deal across the breadth of Foxtel’s entertainment, lifestyle and factual channels which are a natural fit for many Zodiak titles,” said Alex Le Merle, VP of sales for Zodiak Rights, in a statement.

Foxtel has already picked up more than 400 hours of programming from the Zodiak catalog, including the series Embarrassing Bodies, Hardcore Pawn (pictured) and Lizard Lick Towing and the one-hour human interest and history documentaries Burning Down Paris, How the Devil Got his Horns and WWI Top Gun: Revealed.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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