all3media International has secured two package deals that will bring more than 400 hours of content to China, including several Gordon Ramsay shows and two seasons of Guy Martin’s Our Guy in China.
Wings Media (Shanghai Media Group) acquired a package that includes arts, gardening and history programming. Wings Media picked up basic cable rights for a total of 16 titles for the Shanghai Art Channel, a public service network focused on fine arts content. The package deal covers one-hour specials such as Alexandria and Egypt’s Lost Queens, the two-part special Building the Ancient City: Athens and Rome and the four-parter The Story of Egypt. Wings Media also acquired all five seasons of Fake or Fortune, Britain’s Best Back Gardens, Monty Don’s French Gardens, Monty Don’s Italian Gardens and The Secret History of the British Garden.
In addition, the online VOD platform Bilibili signed on for titles spanning cooking, technology, travel and ancient history. The deal encompasses Gok Wan’s six-part series Gok Cooks Chinese, seasons one and two of Heston’s Feast, seasons four and five of Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word (U.K.), Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking, Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course and three seasons of Hotel Hell. The deal with Bilibili also includes seasons 21 to 25 of The Gadget Show, five seasons of Richard Ayoade’s Travel Man: 48 Hours In…, and a raft of Guy Martin-fronted series, including two seasons of Our Guy in China and three seasons of Speed with Guy Martin. Other titles covered in the deal are the six-part factual-entertainment series Kick Ass Kung Fu, the new second season of Body Fixers, Around the World in 80 Gardens, The Story of Egypt and Rome: Empire Without Limit with Mary Beard.
Kit Yow, the sales manager for Asia Pacific at all3media International, commented, “These major package acquisitions are a perfect example of the strong appeal of our catalog throughout Asia, including content featuring globally renowned names from Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal to Monty Don and Guy Martin, alongside fascinating and diverse subjects. And to see series such as Gok Cooks Chinese, Our Guy in China and Kick Ass Kung Fu heading to audiences in Asia is a great testament to the quality and authenticity of these fantastic titles.”