Former Zodiak exec launches Scorpion TV

Former Zodiak Entertainment exec David Cornwall has created a new distribution company Scorpion TV and is set to launch a raft of factual series at MIPCOM.

Scorpion launched after Cornwall left Zodiak Entertainment, which was formed by the merger of France’s Marathon and Zodiak Television after both were acquired by Italian media group De Agostini Group.

The company will distribute primarily race-based factual programming including On The Potomac Productions’ Believe: The Barack Obama Story, Rice N Peas Films-produced This Is My Country Too, which looks at Australia’s controversial intervention laws, Peoples Television’s La Americana, about a woman who smuggles herself into the US to pay for her daughter’s medical bills in Bolivia.

It is also selling a number of music series including one off doc As Old As My Tongue about Zanzibar musician Bi Kidude and A Great Night in the Spitz, looking at the recently closed London music venue as well as 3x1hour science series Brain Fitness, produced by Santa Fe Productions for US public broadcaster PBS.