Zoomin Studios, the format creation division of MTG-owned digital network Zoomin.TV, has inked a co-production deal with Amsterdam-headquartered indie Off the Fence Productions.
Under the agreement, the two prodcos will develop and produce a raft of projects for the international marketplace, including Is This Legal?, in which Dutch-American comedian Greg Shapiro ventures across the U.S. in search of the nation’s most absurd legal behavior; and The Untold, an extended documentary feature created by Zoomin.TV’s VJ network.
“This deal with Off The Fence will enable Zoomin Studios to combine our extensive knowledge of the content Gen Z makes and consumes online with the creative storytelling and high production values of an established indie to create formats which will appeal to a new and younger global TV audience,” said Richard Chambers (pictured), head of Zoomin Studios, in a statement.
Zoomin Studios, which launched in January, is expanding into North America with a representation deal signed through Paradigm Talent Agency. The shop is currently in discussion with several networks about a new music-based format in the region.
“Creating longer-form content for linear broadcasters to sit alongside our existing multi-platform content is key to Zoomin.TV’s growth strategy,” added Zoomin.TV CEO Jan Riemens. “With more shows currently in discussion with other potential co-producers and a new North American representation deal, I’m sure Zoomin Studios will continue to grow rapidly.”
Zoomin Studios is headed by veteran TV and digital producer and director Richard Chambers, and draws on Amsterdam-based Zoomin.TV’s worldwide network of YouTube creators who will develop and co-produce formats and factual programming for linear TV channels, as well as mobile and online platforms.