Andrew Sime

Belgium’s RTBF buys Banijay’s Legacy

Belgian broadcaster RTBF has snapped up gameshow The Legacy from Banijay Rights. Zodiak Belgium is producing the show for RTBF’s French-speaking free-to-air channel La Une, which has ordered an 86 x 45-minute series of the programme, locally titled Les Associés. The gameshow finds contestants competing in a variety of games to take home a cash […]

Digging into CEE

The number of pay TV homes in Central and Eastern Europe are set to fall, but international distributors tell TBI business in the region is booming A Digital TV Research report earlier this year forecast the number of pay television homes in Central and Eastern Europe to fall in 18 territories across the region in […]

What next in the Netherlands?

From Big Brother to The Voice via Deal or No Deal and Splash! Dutch producers have proved time and again that they know how to construct an international television hit. But do deep budget cuts at the public broadcast group and the increasing influence of international content threaten the Netherlands’ status as a creative powerhouse? […]

Zodiak hires new entertainment VP

Zodiak Rights has recruited Andrew Sime as its new VP, entertainment. Sime joins from Turkey-based distributor Global Agency where he was head of acquisitions. In his new Zodiak role he will work with Zodiak in-house production companies and third party producers to develop formats with international potential. He will then oversee the distribution strategy of […]

Global Agency in pre-market restructure as Sime exits

Andrew Sime has resigned from Turkish sales house Global Agency, with the company’s head of acquisitions being replaced by Umay Ayaz. Former Sony Pictures Television and Endemol International executive Sime has been with Global Agency as its Amsterdam-based acquisitions chief since 2009 but will now leave to pursue other opportunities. Sime said: “When I joined […]