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Sky Vision Places Lifestyle Content with New Broadcasters


Sky Vision has secured international sales in more than 40 territories for the lifestyle series Escape to the Chateau DIY and A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.

Escape to the Chateau DIY (20×60 min.), a Kindling Media production, is a spin-off series of the global hit Escape to the Chateau, which helps people achieve their dream of running a French chateau. The DIY franchise is now attaining similar success and has sold worldwide to TV4 (Sweden), TV2 (Denmark), SBS (Netherlands), VRT (Belgium), Foxtel (Australia), Top TV (New Zealand), CBC (Canada), One Africa TV (Angola, Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe) and U7 across the CIS region.

A second Sky Vision lifestyle series, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, has sold globally to Ananey (Israel), DR (Denmark), Planete (France), Telefonica/DTS (Spain), BBC Studios, S+ Channel (Medialuso – Mediapro Portugal), UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Co), SBS (Australia), Russian Report TV Agency, Societe Radio (Canada), TVNZ (New Zealand), Spektrum and TV Paprika (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia).

A Peacock Alley Production for Vision TV, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death is a documentary series that examines controversial diets, procedures and ancient therapies used by people to dramatically alter their bodies, improve their health and stay young.

Sky Vision’s director of sales, Leona Connell, said, “These two shows are incredibly popular and really resonate with viewers internationally. The warmth of the characters, aspirational lifestyle element and light-hearted banter of Escape to the Chateau DIY have made this series as much of a hit as the original Escape to the Chateau series. Tim Caulfield’s health tips to stay young in A User’s Guide seem to have struck a chord across the world.”

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