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ZODIAK ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILED AS THE NEW FORCE
IN THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF GLOBAL CONTENT
London, 26 November – At a briefing today in London, Lorenzo Pellicioli, CEO
of De Agostini Group and CEO of Zodiak Entertainment, unveiled details of the
brand new company set to rival all existing international content groups.
Zodiak Entertainment will spearhead De Agostini’s move into the global
television content market.
The creation of Zodiak Entertainment follows De Agostini’s recent raft of
acquisitions to ramp up its media and communications division with some of
the major and most experienced players in international television content,
including Magnolia Productions, Marathon Group and Zodiak Television Group.
At its launch Zodiak Entertainment already has an enviable number of
advantages over its competitors: a strong international footprint with a direct
presence in more than twenty territories, a full range of scripted and
unscripted programming, a group of award-winning, international creative
teams and a highly successful distribution company. In terms of results, at the
end of 2008 Zodiak Entertainment has forecast over 400 €MN as revenue and
more than 70 €MN in terms of EBITDA.
The new company, headquartered in Paris, is made up of many of the most
internationally renowned and respected brands in television and content
production in the world today, including 5th Element, Adventure Line
Productions, Broadcasters, Bullseye, Diverse Production, Dixi Media, Jarowskij,
Kanakna, KM Productions, Lucky Day, Magnolia, Marathon, Mastiff, Mastiff
Media, Neo Network, Palm Plus, Quadrio, Red House, Social Club Productions,
SOL, TeleAlliance Media Group, Télé Images, Yellow Bird, YS Films.
All of these award-winning and