Round-up: ZED sells royal docs; Discovery+ hires Birns-Halperin to head talent development; Jamie Oliver dishes up for Portugal’s 24Kitchen

ZED sells royal docs French indie distributor ZED has closed global sales deals for two documentaries about royal families – Queen Elizabeth’s Last Battles and Her Name Was Grace Kelly. Telefonica/Canal+ Espana in Spain, RSI in Switzerland, RTBF in Belgium, Societe Radio Canada and Latvian Television are among those to take Queen Elizabeth’s Last Battles, […]

Pernel’s Baking Bad recipe appeals to Fox

Fox International Channels has commissioned Paris-based Pernel Media to produce an English-language cooking series featuring healthy eating expert Harry Eastwood. Baking Good Baking Bad will air on 24Kitchen channels in 2015, and on other FIC-owned networks such as Fox Life and Nat Geo People. The series will feature Eastwood, who is best known for Channel […]

Fox channels reshuffles European execs

Fox International Channels has moved several of its senior executives in Europe into new positions following a restructure that has seen it split its business into new regional divisions. FIC veteran Adam Theiler (pictured) becomes executive VP of the Southern Europe & Africa unit, which covers Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Africa. Within that […]

Fox and Zuku coproducing cooking series

Fox International Channels and East African pay TV business Zuku are coproducing a new season of cooking series Tales from the Bush Larder. The first season of the Kenyan cooking and travel series is already carried on FIC’s lifestyle channels and the new series will be on 24Kitchen, Viajar and Voyage as well as the […]

Fox buys African series for its international lifestyle channel

Fox International Channels (FIC) has acquired an African cooking series for its lifestyle channel 24Kitchen. The series, Tales from the Bush Larder, hails from East African pay TV and triple play provider Zuku. It has shopped season one of the the show to FIC for the 24Kitchen channel, which is distributed in Portugal, the Netherlands, […]

Off the Fence to sell Fox lifestyle shows internationally

Off the Fence has inked a deal with Fox International Channels and will distribute over 700 hours of content from Fox’s lifestyle channel 24Kitchen. The exclusive deal adds 760 hours of content to Off the Fence’s catalogue and titles include The Free Range Cook (pictured) and The Taste of Life Travel. The programming in question […]