Zig Zag, MBC ink copro deal for “Future Human”

The UK indie has secured a copro agreement with South Korea's MBC and the Korean Communications Agency to produce a docuseries format exploring Artificial Intelligence. (Pictured: Future Human: AI)
June 14, 2016

UK indie Zig Zag Productions has secured a copro agreement with South Korea’s MBC and the Korean Communications Agency (KCA) to produce a docuseries format that will explore the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Under the deal, Zig Zag will be granted the global rights (excluding South Korea) to the 3 x 60-minute MBC-produced series Future Human: AI (pictured). Content agency KCA, meanwhile, will provide the London-based producer with partial funding to develop an international version of the series.

Future Human: AI features interviews with global scientists, experts and futurists to expose the latest in technological developments and futuristic innovations.

The series aims to assess potential impacts of recognition technology and how advancements in AI, robotics, genetics, nanotechnology and 3D printing will impact our lives and the global economy.

The deal was brokered between Paan Media’s CS Lee, who also serves as supervising executive on behalf of MBC; Gina McDonald, an international liaison and development producer; and Zig Zag’s commercial director Matt Graff.

“We have spent lots of time recently visiting Seoul and Busan to understand the South Korean TV industry,” said Zig Zag CEO Danny Fenton┬áin a statement. “Having already experienced great success in China and Japan, we’re delighted to extend our relationships in Asia to this thriving market that embodies the best of the region’s sensibilities.”

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