WE tv re-ups distribution deal with Off The Fence

AMC Networks-owned cable channel WE tv has re-upped an exclusive distribution deal with global unscripted distributor Off The Fence.

The pact between WE tv and Off The Fence – which have been partners for 10 years – will see the latter ZDF Enterprises-owned distributor selling more than 1,200 hours of WE tv content internationally and 2,000-plus hours of second-window linear rights in the US.

WE tv’s slate of original programmes include Love After Lockup (33 x 60 minutes), Growing Up Hip Hop (pictured; 50 x 60 minutes) and Growing up Hip Hop Atlanta (28 x 60 minutes).

The US cable channel is the top network for African-American women and adults on Thursday nights, and a top-five network for women on Friday nights.

While Off The Fence is largely affiliated with natural history programming, its 6,000-hour catalogue includes a variety of unscripted programmes spanning lifestyle – largely WE tv programmes – as well as travel and crime.

Theresa Patiri, SVP of production and business affairs for WE tv, said: “The supportive team at Off The Fence have been instrumental in working to expand our audiences around the world.”

Ludo Dufour, MD of sales and co-productions for Off The Fence, added: “WE tv constantly deliver bold and compelling programming, which develops organically season after season and delivers fantastic ratings for our clients internationally, while engaging their digitally connected and social media-driven audiences.

“We are very excited to continue distributing WE tv’s content and look forward to continuing to expand the brand thanks to our broadcast partners worldwide.”

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