BBC Studios has extended its first-look distribution deal with UK factual specialist Zinc Media Group.
Under the terms of the new three-year agreement, BBC Studios will continue to operate as Zinc’s first-look distributor for all of its London and Manchester labels, including, for the first time, its new shingles – Bargain Loving Brits firm Red Sauce, Scandals producer Rex, Supercollider and the recently-launched Atomic Television.
BBC Studios already distributes a range of shows from Zinc’s Brook Lapping label, including BBC One film Tom Daley: Illegal To Be Me; ITV feature doc 9/11: Life Under Attack, the two-part series Afghanistan: Getting Out for BBC Two and the recent three-part series Putin and the West, which launched on 30 January on BBC Two.
Tanya Shaw, managing director of Zinc Television, said that the partnership will “help bring our content to [global] audiences,” while Suzanne McKenna, director of unscripted indies, BBC Studios, added: “Zinc Media produces a broad range of bold factual content that complements BBC Studios Productions existing factual slate.”
Zinc Media Group has been adding to its roster of late, last month hiring former Uplands and BBC Studios production head, Nick Todd, as head of production for Zinc Television, as well as Humble Bee Films’ creative director Stephen McQuillan to head up its new Atomic Television label.