Marc-Antione d’Halluin

Vivendi moves for stake in Banijay-Zodiak

French media giant Vivendi is in talks to buy a minority stake in the soon-to-be merged Banijay Group and Zodiak Media production and distribution group. Vivendi confirmed yesterday that it is in exclusive talks to buy into to the new company. In a note in its first half 2015 financial results, the French media firm […]

Banijay & Zodiak: the story so far

Will television’s latest super group be called ‘Banijak’, ‘Zodijay’ and plain old ‘Banijay-Zodiak Group’? Zodiak Media and Banijay Group are set to form a powerful production and distribution group with strong assets in the UK, US, France, Germany, Italy and central and eastern Europe among other territories. Deal confirmation came early Tuesday afternoon following weeks […]

Banijay and Zodiak merger confirmed

The merger between production and distribution firms Banijay Group and Zodiak Media is going ahead. The pair have been locked in talks for weeks and have now confirmed the deal will go ahead. This creates one of the biggest content companies in the world not owned by a larger media group, with extensive operations across […]

2014 Year in Review, part two

What were the moments that defined 2014 for individual companies in the international TV space? In the second part of our three-part Year in Review special, we unearth the deals that mattered to those brokering them. The quality of programming in 2014 continued the recent trend that has seen TV become a prime source of […]

Mutimer replaces Macallister at Zodiak Rights

Tim Mutimer has replaced Steve Macallister as CEO of Zodiak Media’s sales arm, Zodiak Rights. Macallister had held the top post after replacing Matthew Frank in January, but has has resigned. His former BBC Worldwide colleague Mutimer (left), who is Zodiak Rights’ head of non-scripted, has stepped up to replace him. “Having worked at Zodiak for […]