A Place In The Sun

Trace elements – Sulty-Johnson’s sales strategy

Last week, urban culture-focused channels operator Trace announced a move into distribution, with former Lagardere Studios and France Télévisions sales exec Betty Sulty Johnson at the helm. Here, she outlines plans for the division   TBI: How big is the Trace catalogue? BSJ: Trace Content Distribution (TCD) is currently developing a premium catalogue of afro-urban […]

Orange Smarty claims £250k in post-MIPCOM deals

UK indie distributor Orange Smarty has sold a 50-hour package of programming to Foxtel and inked several deals for A Place in the Sun (pictured) amid a flurry of deals struck at MIPCOM and in the weeks since the market. It said the deals were worth £250,000 (US$310,000). Former Electric Sky exec Karen Young set up […]

Karen Young’s Orange Smarty snags A Place in the Sun

Orange Smarty, the distributor launched by ex-Electric Sky exec Karen Young, has taken international rights to the new series of property show A Place in the Sun. The distributor, which launched a year ago, will sell 30x60mins A Place In The Sun: Winter Sun, which is on free-to-air commercial channel Channel 4 in the UK. […]

Scripps signs up Channel 4 shows

Scripps Networks International has acquired a package of British-themed programmes to its global Food Network and Travel Channel stations. Food Network will get eight shows including Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals and How to Cook Like Heston, while Travel Channel will air A Place in the Sun and Celebrity Coach Trip. SNI’s Steve Fright and Kathy […]

Zodiak takes two US cable series

Zodiak Rights has acquired international rights to two US cable series. The distributor, part of Zodiak Media, has picked up T Group Productions’ In The Big House and Handbook Productions’ US version of UK-originated format A Place In The Sun. In The Big House is a 8x30mins series for Viacom’s LGBT-focused channel LOGO. It follows […]