Canada’s ZoomerMedia Takes TV Package from ITVS GE


LONDON: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold more than 50 hours of programming, including the comedy-drama series Cold Feet, to ZoomerMedia in Canada.

The recently commissioned upcoming season of Cold Feet was also included in the deal. The series premiered earlier this month on ZoomerMedia’s VisionTV channel.

The package deal also covers the new season of Gino’s Italian Escape: Hidden Italy, as well as 50 episodes of Come Dine with Me UK, produced by Shiver Productions. Both will air on the OneTV channel. Meanwhile, the drama Brief Encounters rounds out the package and will air on VisionTV. All of the series will be broadcast in 2017.

Craig Bohland, the VP of sales for Canada at ITVS GE, said, “We are excited to be strengthening our relationship further with ZoomerMedia for both scripted and non-scripted. VisionTV is already the home of Victoria and Poldark in Canada, so it’s great to be introducing yet more new drama, while OneTV will welcome back two very successful entertainment shows with food at their core.”

“Thanks to trusted partners like ITV Studios Global Entertainment, VisionTV has established itself as Canada’s top source of scripted British television programming,” said Beverley Shenken, the VP of content and general manager of the television division at ZoomerMedia. “I am confident that these latest ITV acquisitions will continue to drive VisionTV’s viewership and be the perfect complement to OneTV’s entertainment and lifestyle content.”