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18/03/2009

Zodiak Entertainment Appoints Porte As Head Of Format Sales

Matthieu Porte has been appointed Head of Format Sales at international media powerhouse Zodiak Entertainment, part of De Agostini Group.
Based in London, Matthieu will oversee the sales team handling the distribution of all of Zodiak Entertainment's unscripted programming including format hits such as Big Class Reunion, Twist and Shout and Stars on Stage.
Porte was previously Head of International Sales and Acquisitions at Adventure Line Production (ALP). Porte has an MBA and a law degree.
Matthieu Porte, Head of Format Sales at Zodiak Entertainment commented: "I am delighted to share my knowledge and love of the format industry with Zodiak Entertainment's clients and production companies.
"The strength of the combined companies that make up Zodiak Entertainment is extraordinary. There is so much that we can do collectively as a Group, across all aspects of our business, to help our broadcast clients achieve incredible results by working with us. I am very pleased to be leading a great team at this very exciting time."
Zodiak Entertainment coordinates all De Agostini's activities in the production and distribution of content for television and new media. Formed by more than twenty successful international companies, in 2008 its revenue totalled more than �400 million.
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