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Banijay finalizes acquisition of Zig Zag

Today Paris-based Banijay Entertainment announces it has finalized the acquisition of UK prodco Zig Zag Productions. The deal also includes the acquisition of Zig Zag subsidiary HooHah, a digital creative agency which specializes in short form and branded content. As the result of this deal Zig Zag's managers have decided to step up their expansion to take advantage of the network of international production companies also under Banijay's umbrella. The purchase of Zig Zag follows Banijay's recent deal acquiring Scandinavia's Nordisk Film TV.
January 15, 2010

Today Paris-based Banijay Entertainment announces it has finalized the acquisition of UK prodco Zig Zag Productions. The deal also includes the acquisition of Zig Zag subsidiary HooHah, a digital creative agency which specializes in short form and branded content. As the result of this deal Zig Zag’s managers have decided to step up their expansion to take advantage of the network of international production companies also under Banijay’s umbrella. The purchase of Zig Zag follows Banijay’s recent deal acquiring Scandinavia’s Nordisk Film TV.

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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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