Urban Brew Studios

Lagardere launches light entertainment arm

Lagardère Studios, the production and distribution arm of Lagardère Group, is about to strengthen into the light entertainment format segment by setting up a dedicated R&D unit. The division will work in a “transversal” way with Lagardère’s affiliate production companies. According to CEO Christophe Thoral, talking at an informal meeting with the press at MIPTV, the […]

South Africa’s Southern styling

South Africa has become a key strategic territory for international players, while local producers seek new ways to retain rights in a constricted market and subscription on-demand services emerge as the latest battleground. Juliana Koranteng reports. Locally and internationally, the South African TV production business is buzzing. Thanks to an exotic but diverse geography and […]

News brief: Bloomberg gets Zig Zag biz show

Bloomberg Television’s move into commissioning has seen it commission Zig Zag Productions and Verchaix Media to coproduce a 12-part business series. The show, Opportunity Africa, will air on Bloomberg in the EMEA region from May 2016. South African prodco Urban Brew Studios, with whom UK-based Zig Zag has a coproduction agreement, is also attached. The […]