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Chasing Jamie Vardy: V9 Academy

11 May 2017

Chasing Jamie Vardy: What turns a non-league striker into a star? By Craig Lewis BBC Sport Jamie Vardy scored 34…

Jamie Vardy to front Sky Sports series

24 Oct 2016

Sky Sports has ordered a six-part series featuring Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy from Zig Zag….

Syfy Airs ‘Close Up Kings’ Street Magic Series

03 Feb 2015

US cablenet Syfy has picked up street magic series Close up Kings, which was originally commissioned by Discovery Networks International…

Xtreme Endurance: Race To The Pole airs on Channel 5

26 Jan 2015

‘Xtreme Endurance: Race to the Pole’ follows Richard’s year of preparation and gruelling endurance events for his Antarctica Speed Record…

SYFY US Acquires Series TROY

26 Jan 2015

NBC Universal-owned US cable network Syfy has acquired the rights to unscripted magic series ‘TROY’: Street Magic. The series will…

‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ – example of reality’s future format

18 Nov 2014

‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ is to be one of the most talked-about series of the year on both sides of…

‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ Highly Commended at the UK Dating Awards 2014

17 Nov 2014

‘I Wanna Marry Harry’ was short-listed and then Highly Commended this year at the UK Dating Awards 2014.

Zig Zag ties with Gurin for crisis couple format

04 Jul 2014

Zig Zag Productions is aiming to secure a US commission for its couples-in-crisis format after striking a deal with local…

Zig Zag conjures up more magic shows

10 Oct 2013

Mipcom: Zig Zag’s move into magic has been strengthened following a deal struck with Discovery and plans to launch a…

Nickelodeon orders Zig Zag Slo-mo gameshow

09 Oct 2013

Nickelodeon has ordered Zig Zag’s slow motion, physical gameshow Split / Second to series for its website. View the article

Zig Zag and GME to make C4 magic show

08 Oct 2013

Channel 4 has confirmed the commission of six-part magic series Troy, produced by Zig Zag Productions and GroupM Entertainment. View…

Discovery networks international unveils new medical documentary series, body bizarre

16 Sep 2013

(Silver Spring, MD and London) – Discovery Networks International (DNI) today announced BODY BIZARRE, an all-new six-part series that travels…

KTV commissions ‘Time Out’ series from Zig Zag Productions & Yoshimoto Kogyo

16 Sep 2013

Japanese broadcaster orders game show Co production partners also announce new slo-mo game show format ‘Split/ Second’ (8th April 2013…

Zig Zag Productions & GroupM Entertainment announce adventure series for Channel 5

16 Sep 2013

Co production deal features former Welsh rugby international in series of global adventure challenges (11th March 2013 – London) Leading…

Zig Zag announces UK option deals with Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite, Ireland’s Abu Media and Canada’s Trio Orange

16 Sep 2013

Independent production company announces UK deals with Sparks Network partners and wins Sparks Best Format Award (15th July 2013 –…

Logo and Zig Zag Productions reveal ‘Otherkin’

16 Sep 2013

US cable network and independent TV Production Company announce co production deal (4th December 2012 – London) Leading independent TV…

Channel 4 show helps two people lose virginity as new season is announced

20 Mar 2013

First came the film, now comes the Channel 4 documentary which will help two 40-year-olds lose their virginity. In fact,…

The Broadcast Interview with Zig Zag’s Danny Fenton and Kevin Utton

04 Feb 2013

Zig Zag’s chiefs tell Alex Farber how they are fighting to change perceptions of the indie, and about their plans…

Discovery orders Body Bizarre

29 Jan 2013

Discovery Networks International (DNI) has commissioned a new six-part series looking at “mysterious medical anomalies” and ordered second seasons of…

Zig Zag Employee wins Footage Researcher of the Year Award

06 Aug 2012

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Zig Zag sells Sex Addict

02 Apr 2012

MIPTV: A BBC3 documentary about the prolific sexual exploits of a stand-up comedian has been acquired by broadcasters across Europe…

MIPTV 2012: Zig Zag pens “Sex Addict” sales

02 Apr 2012

UK indie Zig Zag Productions has secured a raft of sales for BBC3 title Confessions of a Sex Addict, penning deals…

Zig Zag sells Sex in Cannes

01 Apr 2012

MIPTV: UK indie Zig Zag Productions has sold a programme about a British sex addict to broadcasters in Australasia, the…

Clare Hollywood resurfaces at Zig Zag

06 Mar 2012

Former Sky 1 commissioner Clare Hollywood has resurfaced in a newly created role at Zig Zag Productions. Read the full…

Zig Zag, Enquirer mix Whitney doc

13 Feb 2012

The first documentary special to emerge from a partnership between Zig Zag Productions and The National Enquirer will focus on…

Zig Zag hires Leila Monks

29 Nov 2011

Zig Zag Productions has hired Leila Monks to fill the position of vice president of commercial and current production. Monks…

Selling Formats Into China

06 Nov 2011

China may be synonymous with the term ‘global superpower’ with regards to politics and technology, but when it comes to TV, it remains a…

Searching Scandinavia for Success

24 Oct 2011

Readers of TBI will be aware that last month, Zig Zag Productions accepted an invitation to attend a formats pitching…

Zig Zag, Barcroft unite to tell “Unbelievable Truth”

08 Oct 2011

UK indie Zig Zag Productions is once again teaming up with frequent collaborator Barcroft Media to coproduce Unbelievable Truth (13 x 60-minutes),…

Nordic World launches formats pitching event with Zig Zag

22 Aug 2011

Nordic World, the pan regional programme sales company, is hosting a formats pitching event in Denmark this week and has…

ZigZag Inks Development Deal With ITVS

06 Apr 2011

ZigZag Productions has inked a factural development deal with ITV Studios.  “We’ve done a non-exclusive development deal and will bring…

Zig Zag founders buy back company

24 Sep 2010

The founders of Zig Zag, the independent producer behind shows including Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men and Andrew Flintoff’s upcoming extreme…

Flintoff signs up for Zig Zag sports series

23 Sep 2010

Zig Zag Productions has scored more than £4m worth of commissions, including an extreme sports series for ITV4 starring recently…

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