Zodiak Rights sells “Gypsy Girls” to Belgium

The distributor has sold 80 hours of programming to Belgian broadcaster VMMa, including the My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding spin-off Thelma's Gypsy Girls (pictured).
February 15, 2013

Distributor Zodiak Rights has sold 80 hours of programming to Belgian broadcaster VMMa, to air on its network of five TV stations.

The deal includes third-party factual series such as Blast! Films’ 999: What’s Your Emergency, Special Edition Films’ Britain’s Strangest Pets (four x 60-minutes), season four of Twofour’s The Hotel Inspector (13 x 60-minutes), Firecracker Film’s My Big Fat Gypsy Weddings spin-off Thelma’s Gypsy Girls (pictured above, six x 60-minutes) and BBC3′s Unsafe Sex in the City (four x 60-minutes).

VMMa also bought titles from the distributor’s parent company, Zodiak Media, such as season three of Zodiak Nederland’s Trinny & Susannah’s Makeover Mission (eight x 60-minutes), IWC Media’s Big Body Squad (six x 60-minutes) and season one and two of Maverick TV/Zodiak Nederland’s Embarrassing Bodies (eight x 60-minutes).

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Barry Walsh is editor-in-chief 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.