Rod Henwood to head up strategy for Ink Factory

Independent studio The Ink Factory has appointed industry heavyweight and former Zodiak UK boss Rod Henwood as its first chief strategy officer. Henwood will be responsible for strategy, partnerships, story-world development and marketing. He will also take a seat on Ink Factory’s board of directors. Former CEO of Zodiak in the UK, Benelux and India, […]

Trio to launch new quiz show SVOD service

Former Sky and Lovefilm executive Nick James and former Zodiak Media chiefs Rod Henwood and Marc Antoine d’Halluin are creating an SVOD service for quiz show fans. The trio have created Inquisitive Media (stylised InQuisiTiVe Media), whose interactive on-demand service IQTV is first launching in the UK before an international rollout follows. D’Halluin left Zodiak […]

Vivendi taking 26% stake in Banijay-Zodiak

Vivendi has signed an agreement to take a 26.2% stake in the new production company resulting from the combination of Banijay Group and Zodiak Media. Vivendi had previously confirmed it was in talks to take a minority stake in the production outfit. The Banijay-Zodiak transaction, scheduled to complete in the first half of next year, […]

Vivendi in talks to buy Banijay-Zodiak stake

French media giant Vivendi is in talks to buy a minority stake in the soon-to-be merged Banijay and Zodiak production and distribution group. Vivendi confirmed that it is in exclusive talks to buy into to the new company. In a note in its 1H15 financial results, the Canal+ French media firm said: “Vivendi has entered […]

Zodiak Media reorganises

Zodiak Media has reorganised its management structure following chief operating officer Jonny Slow’s departure to the US run Zodiak Americas. Laurent Boissel, chief financial officer at Zodiak Media, has been promoted to the expanded role of chief financial and operating officer (CFOO). The new role is effective immediately and Boissel will report to Zodiak CEO […]

MTG hires Patrick Svensk

Modern Times Group (MTG) has hired Partick Svensk, the former Zodiak executive who left that company following its acquisition of RDF last year. At channel operator and programmer MTG, Svensk will be vice-president, content and chairman of MTG’s Modern Studios business. He will effectively oversee all of MTG’s content businesses including production house Strix. MTG […]