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Mipcom TV market, which kicked off Monday in Cannes. “Braquo” is being adapted into an English-language series penned by “24’s” Stephen Kronish. Jane Millichip, managing director of Zodiak Right’s London office, said Steven Michaels and Jonathan Koch at Los Angeles-based Asylum Entertainment could soon close a deal with a U.S. pay TV net. “The U.S. market has always been difficult to get into and SVOD services like Hulu or Netflix have truly opened the door,” said Millichip. “These are fantastic outlets for foreign-language or U.K. drama series because they cater to higher-end, discerning audiences.” In other deals, Zodiak Rights has sold four seasons of U.K. supernatural drama “Being Human” to Netflix in Latin America. Meanwhile, Zodiak Active and its U.K. subsidy Bullseye have teamed to launch Fast, Furious and Funny, a YouTube channel that will bow as part of its original channels initiative this year. Fast, Furious and Funny, hosted by Colin Furze and edited by Rory Reid, will target car fans while also aiming to reach a broader audiences. “There is something fundamentally exciting about the prospect of working with YouTube to tap a global audience,” said Bullseye topper Ed Crick. “It requires different ways of producing and delivering content, different ways of reaching and engaging with audiences, and different dialogues between platforms and creators.”
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