Who we are

 & what we do

Own tax-shelter division

Our Tax Shelter department, Added Value,  connects high end drama production with business investments. We present lucrative investment possibilities that result in both national as international quality drama. Nieuw Texas, Tom & Harry, Flying Home, Booster are some of our latest creations. For more information use the Added Value tab in the righthand corner.

 

Technology and skills in-house

Zodiak Belgium has all skills in-house or at least at their fingertips… From the first idea to the finished product, we cover it.

We also have an in-house post production department with a large number of editing rooms running the latest technology providing the power and flexibility to meet the most demanding creative editorial challenges.

On top we are located at the AED Studios site and in close contact with studio facilities including many studios, green-keys, a water-tank studio and even an heliport

+ 20 years knowhow

During the last 23 years, Zodiak Belgium has gained experience in producing high quality television programmes in nearly every genre in the field: Documentary, Factual, Reality, Entertainment, Drama, Comedy, branded Content and feature films.

Many of the Zodiak Belgium shows have become instant classics: Het leven zoals het is: Camping, Temptation Island, Peking Express, Survivor, Paradise Hotel, Mijn Restaurant, Hallo Televisie, De Buurtpolitie, …

Part of Zodiak Media Group

Zodiak Media is a leading force in the global media marketplace, creating exciting and engaging content in every genre. Operating as an independent studio with over 45 local brands active in 15 territories, we combine local creative flair with international presence, financial strength and a library totalling in-excess of 20,000 hours..
The Zodiak Media group a wide range of properties including Millennium, Secret Millionaire, The Inbetweeners, Totally Spies, Fort Boyard and Being Human. Headquartered in Paris and with other key offices in London, Los Angeles, Milan, Stockholm and Moscow, we are proud to produce distinctive and prestigious content for television, cinema and digital media around the world.

Zodiak Belgium was founded in 1993 as Kanakna by documentary makers Ludo Poppe and Pascal Decroos. In the following years, Kanakna grew steadily, producing quality documentaries for the public broadcaster VRT. In the late nineties, Kanakna widened their scope, introducing Reality television in Belgium with Trailer Park (Camping), Children’s Hospital, Police, Airport…

Since the end of the century, Kanakna became the biggest independent producer of Reality television in Belgium, producing for all Belgian channels. With the flagship production Peking Express Kanakna established itself as an international succesfull production company, also producing shows for French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Portugese and South-African channels.

In 2007 Kanakna became part of Swedish Zodiak Television. A year later Zodiak Television was acquired by the Italian De Agostini Group and changed the name to Zodiak Entertainment. In 2010, Zodiak Entertainment merged with the UK RDF Group, becoming Zodiak Media.

In 2015, the production company Kanakna rebranded itself into Zodiak Belgium.

During the last 23 years, Zodiak Belgium has gained experience in producing high quality television programmes in nearly every genre in the field: Documentary, Factual, Reality, Entertainment, Drama, Comedy, branded Content and feature films. Many of the Zodiak Belgium shows have become instant classics in Belgium: Het leven zoals het is: Camping, Temptation Island, Peking Express, Survivor, Paradise Hotel, Mijn Restaurant, De buurtpolitie, …

Zodiak Belgium prides itself on producing innovative content for multiple national and international broadcasters and has made many hundreds of hours of programmes for clients including VRT, VTM, VIER, EO, RTL, QUATRO, M6,…Zodiak Belgium also creates formats and develops ideas across a range of factual, entertainment and drama programmes.

  • 1996: Best television program of the year
    ‘Ha van Humo’ for docusoap Trailer Park (Camping).
  • 1999: Best television program of the year.
    ‘Prijs van de tv-kritiek’, from the Flemish media- journalists for our docusoap ‘Children’s Hospital’.
  • 2004: Best television program of the Netherlands in 2004
    ‘Gouden Beeld’, Dutch academy award for ‘Expeditie Robinson’ (Survivor).
  • 2005: Best television program of the Netherlands in 2005
    ‘Gouden Beeld’, Dutch academy award for ‘Peking Express’.
  • 2007: Nominated in category ‘amusement’ for BNN, De Hoofdprijs (NL) – Temptation Island.
  • 2008: ‘Zilveren Nipkowschijf 2008’, Prestigious Dutch TV award, for Van Dis in Afrika
  • 2009: Vlaamse televisiester in category ‘best reality’ – Mijn Restaurant (series 1)
  • 2010: Nominated in category ‘best entertainment’ for Vlaamse Televisiesterren – De Beste Hobbykok van Vlaanderen
  • 2010: Vlaamse televisiester in category ‘best reality’ – Mijn Restaurant (series 2)
  • 2011: Nominated in category ‘lifestyle’ for Vlaamse Televisiesterren – Red Mijn Huis
  • 2011: DUTS nominated for INPUT-festival (INternational PUblic Television) Seoul / South Korea
  • 2011: DUTS nominated for ‘outstanding international producer’, ‘outstanding European producer’, ‘outstanding actor’ and ‘outstanding actress’ in Monte Carlo Television Festival
  • 2012: Pelgrimscode winner of Best Reality Show at Zodiak Oscars 2012
  • 2013: So You Think You Can Dance nominated for Best Entertainment at Vlaamse televisiesterren for the 3th time.
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Kris Spaepen

Managing Director

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Chris Bastiaens

Chief Financial Officer

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Maarten Debulpaep

Chief Operations Officer

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Tom Bouckaert

Executive Producer

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