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Spain & South Africa Go for Irish Lifestyle Content

BARCELONA: Lifestyle content from Irish public broadcaster RTE has been sold into Spain and South Africa in two separate deals secured by ohm:tv. Catherine’s Roman Holiday is headed to Catalan regional pubcaster TV3. The 8×25-minute show watches chef Catherine Fulvio share her appreciation for the food and food ethos of ...

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Documentary Channel Slates July Programming Stunt

NASHVILLE: Documentary Channel has lined up a second annual American Road Trip, to run every Sunday in July, featuring docs that explore unique stories from across the U.S. The lineup starts with the U.S. television premiere of Wild Horses & Renegades on July 1. The film features interviews with Willie ...

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ITV Acquires New Doc on Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON: Zodiak Rights has licensed the documentary Elizabeth II, The Diplomat Queen, from CB Productions, to ITV3. The hour-long doc, originally commissioned by France 5, looks at the influence of Elizabeth II during her 60-year reign. The program includes rare archive footage, including of such well-known leaders as U.S. Presidents ...

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UKTV’s Good Food to Spotlight Sicilian Cuisine

LONDON: Sicily with Aldo and Enzo is a new series for UKTV’s Good Food channel that was produced by Red Door Productions with funding from the Sicilian Tourist Board. The show kicks off on Good Food on July 16. Over the course of ten half-hour episodes, viewers will follow chefs ...

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Pro Wrestler Showtime Eric Young to Lead New Animal Planet Show

NEW YORK: The new Animal Planet series Off the Hook: Extreme Catches will feature professional wrestler Showtime Eric Young presenting bizarre and inventive fishing techniques. Young will use a range of unique bait, tackle, poles and transportation to showcase the extremes that some American fishermen go to in their quest ...

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TLC Orders More My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

SILVER SPRING: A second season of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding is on its way for TLC. The series spotlights the hidden culture and over-the-top celebrations of American Gypsies. The show has averaged 1.6 million viewers to date on TLC. The network also placed an order for a new ...

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Discovery Channel U.K. Gets Pair of New Series

LONDON: Discovery Networks International has ordered a pair of new shows in the science and engineering genre, You Have Been Warned and World’s Top 5, to air in the U.K. on Discovery Channel later this year. You Have Been Warned is a six-part series that explores the web’s best amateur ...

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BBC Commissions Arts Programming

LONDON: A number of new arts commissions have been made across BBC channels, including a spotlight on Britain’s maritime culture. For BBC One, Britain and the Sea (working title) features David Dimbleby exploring the country’s heritage in maritime art and culture. The channel’s flagship arts strand Image returns this fall, featuring an ...

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Zodiak & Maverick Sign Life-of-Series Deal

LONDON: Zodiak Rights has signed up for all future seasons of Maverick Television’s hit lifestyle franchises Embarrassing Bodies, Bizarre ER and How to Look Good Naked. The agreement renews Zodiak’s finished and format rights for all three shows, and extends this to include all future seasons and spin-offs. Jane Millichip, ...

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New Gordon Ramsay Series Scores Worldwide Pickups

LONDON: Hotel Hell, a new hospitality-rescue series led by Gordon Ramsay that is set for a U.S. debut on FOX this fall, has been sold in more than 110 territories around the world. Optomen International licensed the series to BBC Worldwide’s channels in Asia and Africa; Discovery in Russia, the CIS ...

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