Zig Zag and Urban Brew Studios seal production partnership


UK independent TV Production Company, Zig Zag Productions revealed co-production agreement with South African producer and content creator Urban Brew Studios. The pair will use their expertise, creativity and production to create cross genre programs for the South African, UK and international markets.

“Working with an international player that produces for channels like BBC, ITV, Fox and Discovery is going to bolster Urban Brew’s offering and in-house capabilities. Urban Brew Studios is confident that this relationship will bring with it mutually beneficial opportunities to create cross genre programming globally and this ties in perfectly with the vision for Urban Brew Studios,” declared Trish Taylor, chief executive officer of Urban Brew Studios.

Zig Zag and Urban Brew Studios will develop shared IP and entered into option agreements for their respective programs formats. The agreement also makes provision for the development of a production carousel hub in South Africa for large studio based game show formats.

Urban Brew Studios produces more than 50 hours of original content per week for local platforms operators including SABC, DStv and e.tv. Urban Brew is also a channel broadcaster, managing and producing content for domestic channels including Soweto TV, Glow TV and 1 KZN TV and broadcasting over 500 hours of content per week. Urban Brew Studios also has a lot of experience in adapting international formats for South Africa.
Source: nextvame 7 Ocotber 2015