Zodiak Entertainment Distribution has announced a raft of deals, which include several properties that just debuted at MIPTV. Finnish broadcaster SuomiTV has acquired a number of Zodiak’s programs, including home improvement show Best House on the Street (6 x 60′), lifestyle series Mom’s Cooking (20 x 30′), career crash course Would Like to Work (12 x 30′) and reality show Young Black Farmers (5 x 60′). In other territories, UK’s Red House property Help My House is Falling Down (6 x 60′) has sold to TV4 in Sweden, XYZ Networks in Australia and RTL in the Netherlands. Also from Red House, Landscape Man (6 x60) has sold to TV3 in New Zealand, XYZ Networks in Australia, Direct 8 in France, and RTL Netherlands. Other deals include Codex, Oblivious and Fort Boyard by Brunei TV and the sale of Keep the Faith to Phoenix/ZDF in Germany. Additionally, finished French adventure entertainment show Peking Express has been sold to Canal Evasion in French speaking Canada.
Going into DISCOP, Zodiak Entertainment’s line up includes format One World, which merges flash mobs and street art with studio entertainment, alongside established formats That’s My Kid, The Guillotine and Sing If You Can. The distribution company will also have its newest third party acquired content like MTV’s Hired! and Channel 4′s Tower Block of Commons.