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Zodiak Media was a French independent production company of factual, drama and kids' programming that has operated in 15 countries through 45 companies.

Zodiak Media
Formerly
Zodiak Productions (1992–2008)
Zodiak Entertainment (2008–2010)
Zodiak Media Group (2010–2012)
IndustryTV production
FateAcquired by and folded into Banijay Group; some assets retain the Zodiak name
SuccessorBanijay Group
Founded1992; 27 years ago (1992)
Defunct2016; 3 years ago (2016)
HeadquartersParis, France
Area served
Worldwide
ParentDe Agostini (2007-2016)
Banijay Group (2016-present)
Websitewww.banijay.com

Zodiak Media's popular formats include Millennium, Wife Swap, The Secret Millionaire, ALF, The Inbetweeners, ALF: The Animated Series, Totally Spies!, Fort Boyard, Being Human and The Lodge.

In February 2016, Zodiak Media merged with Banijay Group.[1]

HistoryEdit

Zodiak Media was formed through successive acquisitions by the Italian publishing group De Agostini, the first being that of Magnolia (Italy and Spain) and Marathon (France) in 2007.

In 2008, the group re-branded itself as Zodiak Entertainment after the acquisition of Zodiak TV (Nordics, Eastern Europe, Russia).[2]

In 2010, the company rebranded itself as Zodiak Media, following the acquisition of the RDF Media Group, one of the UK's largest independent production and distribution companies with operations in the UK and the US.[3] Zodiak Kids (now a Banijay Group company), the group's division dedicated to kids and family programming, was created in 2014.

In February 2016, Zodiak Media merged with Banijay Group,[4] creating the world's largest independent content creation group for television and multimedia platforms.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Home". Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Content Production / Distribution". Gruppo de Agostini. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. ^ Sweney, Mark "RDF Media sold to Zodiak Entertainment", The Guardian, Wednesday 2 June 2010. Retrieved on 27 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Zodiak and Banijay finalize merger". Retrieved 2019-08-23.