MIPTV: Zodiak Rights Launches Clips Sales Division

3:49 AM PST 04/08/2013 by Stuart Kemp

The company has struck a deal with aerial HD stock footage provider Skyworks, whose content is used by the likes of Discovery and National Geographic.

Zodiak Rights, the international division of Zodiak Media, is setting up an archive division Zodiak Clips aiming to sell short form content from across the group as well as third parties.

Zodiak Clips, launching at MIPTV, has already inked a deal with the world’s largest aerial HD stock footage provider, Skyworks, whose footage is regularly used by leading broadcasters including Discovery and National Geographic.

Filmed in HDCAM SR video, Skyworks’ aerial HD stock footage archive is the largest of its kind in the world.

Zodiak Clips will also rep short form content from Zodiak Rights and Zodiak Media’s world-renowned portfolio.

The library features footage from Zodiak Media’s 45 production companies including wildlife filmmakers, Mona Lisa Collection plus Bullseye, IWC Media and RDF Television.

Zodiak Clips will also represent global brands such as Guinness World Records and third-parties including RTL 2, news-gathering archive The Conus Collection and time-lapse and aerial footage specialist INP Media, the company said.

Zodiak Clips is headed up by Sandra Coelho who joined the company in October from Getty Images.

She reports directly to Zodiak Rights CEO Matthew Frank.

Frank said: "Zodiak Clips will be one of the few archives to offer high end footage which is original and unique. Sandra has an excellent and extensive track-record in acquiring and selling short form content and we are pleased to announce today our partnership with leading stock footage provider, Skyworks."

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