Zig Zag and Verchaix Media to produce African business series for Bloomberg Television


Leading UK independent television production company Zig Zag Productions and London-based content specialists Verchaix Media today announce a partnership to produce a new 12-part factual series, with logistic and production support from Urban Brew Studios, which will air from May 2016 on Bloomberg Television in EMEA.

'Opportunity Africa’ is a series of half-hour programmes, closely following a wide range of African businesses giving audiences an insight into the untapped business opportunities on the continent and the challenges involved in attracting capital and building a successful business. Additional insights are sought throughout the series from investors, central bank governors, ministers and established African business leaders.

Zig Zag’s South African production partner Urban Brew Studios is supplying on-the-continent production and logistical support.

The executive producers of 'Opportunity Africa' are Danny Fenton, Zig Zag Productions and Simon Miller and Richard Harrison, Verchaix Media.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Verchaix Media and Urban Brew Studios in making ‘Opportunity Africa’. At Zig Zag we have always relished the opportunity to work in vibrant new sectors and markets and this series gives us the opportunity to do just that” said CEO of Zig Zag Productions Danny Fenton.

“'Opportunity Africa' is about telling engaging business stories from Africa which will shed light on the vast array of investment and business opportunities on this dynamic, exciting continent,” added Simon Miller, Verchaix Ltd.

Markus Davies, head of content for Urban Brew Studios said, “This is an incredible opportunity to showcase Urban Brews production capabilities.  We are looking forward to partnering with Zig Zag and Verchaix Media on this innovative project.”
Source: Press Release