Discovery’s Quest has inked a new multi-series deal with Curve Media that totals 161 hours of programming.
The deal includes the brand new series Auction House, which goes behind the scenes of Derby-based auctioneers Hansons, following the staff as they value and catalog antiques while revealing the history of the items through specialist valuers. Another new title, Salvage Hunters: Design Classics, will delve into antiques expert Drew Pritchard’s passion for design, focusing on iconic objects that have inspired him and have become part of British culture.
Also included in the agreement are new episodes of established series Salvage Hunters (returning to Quest for seasons 16, 17 and 18), Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars (returning for seasons 6, 7 and 8), Salvage Hunters: The Restorers (returning for seasons 4, 5 and 6) and Salvage Hunters: Best Buys (returning for season 3).
Simon Downing, head of factual and sports for Discovery in the U.K., said: “We are incredibly proud of the success of Salvage Hunters and the spin-offs. The franchise has gone from strength to strength and we’re pleased to commission more of the same for Quest viewers who can’t get enough of Drew Pritchard. We’re also pleased to announce the new series Auction House, which will target viewers looking for more antiques content, a genre that always performs well for us.”
Rob Carey, CEO Curve Media, said: “We are thrilled at the success of the Salvage Hunters brands on Quest. Discovery continues to be wonderful, collaborative platform partners, which is vital for the growth of a true indie like Curve Media. We can’t wait for Quest’s rapidly-growing audience to see this new content that will deliver more of the established hit shows and branch out into fantastic areas like the Auction House and Design Classics.”