Formats in focus: Zodiak Rights

Zodiak’s two big new formats stretch from the wacky Japanese-originated end of the market to the premium high-end studio format world. Zodiak inked a development deal with regional Japanese broadcaster ABC last year and heads into MIPCOM with the first fruit of that effort. Unlike some of the other deals between western and Japanese companies, […]

Ninja Warrior travels to Europe from Japan’s TBS

Japanese free-to-air broadcaster TBS will launch its Ninja Warrior format at MIPCOM. The series, which challenges contestants to the complete the world’s toughest obstacle course, has already launched in the US and Asia. Ludo Poppe’s Eccholine will be working with TBS on the Japanese launch. Poppe is the former boss of Belgian prodco Kanakna. In […]