International distributor Zodiak Rights has expanded the amount of third party programmes it sells and has inked deals to represent Desperate Scousewives and a new reality series from the producers of Jersey Shore.
The international arm of Zodiak Media will distribute Repo Games from 495 Productions. The show, which combines car repossession footage with a gameshow element, airs on US cable network Spike TV. Zodiak Rights will sell the first two seasons, a total of 40 episodes, as well as the format rights.
Separately, it has struck a deal with British independent producer Splash Media for 8x1hour Desperate Scousewives. The show, which airs on UK diginet E4, follows a group of wannabe footballers’ wives from Liverpool.
It will also sell 3x1hour documentary series Sandhurst; the show, which is produced by Icon Films for BBC Four, looks at a group of young military cadets.
“We are delighted to expand our third party strategy with three very different shows,” says Jane Millichip, managing director, Zodiak Rights.