German, Nordic, Spain deals for Canal+’s Versailles

French period drama Versailles has been acquired by a raft of international broadcasters including buyers in Germany and the Nordics. The epic period piece, which was made in English for French premium pay TV broadcaster Canal+, has been bought by pay TV operator C More for the Nordics. In Germany, Sky has bought the series […]

TBI Scripted December/January 2015/16

SVOD drama: Netflix and its SVOD counterparts have turned the TV drama world on its head. Whereas the Holy Grail was once a US network commission, now a global order for Netflix, or an Amazon pilot, is becoming the greatest prize Spanish fiction: With Spain’s recession now over, TV producers are cautiously resuming plans for […]

First Euro deals for Canal+’s Versailles

Zodiak Rights has sealed German and Spanish deals for epic Canal+ period drama Versailles. The series, set within the royal court at the titular French palace, has been picked up by SVOD service Movistar in Spain. In Germany, local distributor SquareOne has picked it up and will sell it into German-speaking territories. The deal marks […]

Zodiak brings Versailles to Cannes

Zodiak Rights is launching its big-budget period piece Versailles to MIPTV. The show, from David Wolstencroft and Simon Mirren, is a Canal+ Creation Originale English-language scripted series from Capa Drama, Zodiak Fiction and Canada’s Incendo. It will screen next week at MIPTV, where it headlines Zodiak’s drama slate. The 10x60mins show tells the story of […]

Breton leaves Zodiak’s Marathon, Alessandri appointed CEO

Pascal Breton, the co-founder of Marathon, has stepped down as CEO of the French production company. He will be succeeded at the Zodiak Media-owned firm by Philippe Alessandri who is currently CEO of Tele Images Productions. “Pascal Breton has decided to pursue new personal projects and to concentrate on being an independent producer,” Zodiak said […]