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The Writers’ Room sells in 114 territories

The first season of Sundance Channel’s The Writers’ Room has been sold into over 114 territories. The series, hosted by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Jim Rash, takes viewers inside the writers room of popular television shows, and has been picked up in Australia by ABC, Sky’s SoHo in New Zealand, Sky Italia and Spain’s DTS. Electronic […]

Passion cuts pre-NATPE Latin deals

Ahead of the upcoming NATPE programming market in Miami, Passion Distribution has closed a raft of deals with broadcasters in Latin America. Brazil’s leading broadcaster TV Globo has ordered more episodes of the local version of the Worst Driver format, meaning an extended run for the previously announced second season of the show. Globo makes […]

BBC orders water company ob-doc

BBC Two has commissioned Watermen (WT), a new observational documentary about water supply company United Utilities. The series will be produced by Mentorn Media, which is part of fast-growing production and distribution group Tinopolis, and will follow the staff and customers of the water company which operates in the north-west of England. Watermen was commissioned […]

Passion ignites Firecracker deals

Passion Distribution has cut international deals for several shows from UK producer Firecracker Films. Firecracker and Passion are both owned by Tinopolis, although some of the producer’s content, including My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, is distributed by Zodiak Rights under the terms of a deal that predates Tinopolis’ acquisition of Firecracker. However, going forward Passion […]

MIPTV News: Passion secures pre-market sales

UK-based Passion Distribution has scored 210 hours of content deals with the likes of Foxtel and Viasat. Among the deals, the seventh season of 83x60mins Cupcake Wars has sold to The Living Channel in New Zealand, Foxtel in Australia and Viasat in Denmark. Living Channel has also bought food series Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day seasons 3-5, […]

UK entrepreneur Peter Jones gets US cable show

UK businessman and Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones is making business makeover show for US cable network TNT called Save Our Business (WT). The reality show will see the telecoms entrepreneur travel across the US attempting to save small businesses that are struggling. Each week, in the six-episode series, Jones will assess the major problems […]

US cable net orders new reality shows from Endemol, Eyeworks and A. Smith

NBC Universal-owned female-skewed US cable net Oxygen has ordered new series from Eyeworks, Endemol and A. Smith & Co. Eyeworks USA will make Fat Girl Revenge for Oxygen in which two unapologetically large women stand up to the bullies who have made their life hell. Find Me My Man (fka Heart & Soul) from Endemol […]

Sally Miles to run enlarged Passion following Tinopolis deal

Passion Distribution boss Sally Miles has told TBI that she will run an enlarged distribution company after Tinopolis acquired her company. Mentorn International boss David Leach added that he will step down once the An Idiot Abroad distributor is folded into Passion. Tinopolis, which owns British production companies including Daybreak Pictures, Pioneer, Sunset + Vine […]

Sony Max acquires Passion’s Man V Food Nation

Pan African broadcaster Sony Max has acquired rebellious food format Man V. Food Nation after striking a deal with distributor Passion Distribution. The sale comes ahead of DISCOP Africa at the end of October. The Sony-owned network bought season one of the Adam Richman-fronted series as well as two accompanying specials. This latest deals follows […]

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