W Network

Nine is Buying the View from Corus

Australia’s Nine Network has acquired real estate series Buying the View from Canadian distributor Corus Entertainment. A+E Networks Asia has also picked up the 26x30mins series in which home buyers search for properties with fantastic views. Our House Media produced it in association with Corus-owned W Network, and previous deals have seen it sold to […]

Canuck net takes Burnett’s Detour

Canadian channel W Network is developing a travel reality series with Mark Burnett and his United Artist Media Group. The Voice producer Burnett (pictured) is working up a one-hour pilot for Destination Detour (WT) alongside UAMG, Omnicom Media-backed funding firm Highway Entertainment and Insight Productions. The format is being developed for the Canadian and international […]

Country singers flipping houses for W Network

Corus-owned specialty channel W Network has greenlit Masters of Flip, a new series in which former country music duo Kortney and Dave Wilson transform rundown houses into dream homes in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will be produced by Toronto-based indie Rhino Content and will bow on W Network next month. “Kortney and Dave’s acute knowledge […]

Lifetime UK calls out Property Brothers

Lifetime in the UK has acquired North American home renovation show Property Brothers from distributor Cineflix Rights. The show follows identical twin brother Drew and Jonathan Scott as they identify homes with untapped potential that are then overhauled. Cineflix Productions created the show in association with HGTV from US cable and W Network in Canada. […]

Julie Bristow’s prodco gets hockey wives order

Bristow Global Media, the fledgling prodco set up by former CBC exec Julie Bristow, is making a reality show about hockey wives for W Network. The series does not yet have a name, but will launch early next year on the female-skewed Canadian specialty channel. BGM has secured access to the wives and girlfriends of […]

Jamie Oliver’s Fresh One creates Canadian cookery show

Jamie Oliver’s production company Fresh One Productions will coproduce a Canadian cooking competition show for the W Network. The 10x60mins Pressure Cooker is the first show to come out of Fresh One’s strategic creative partnership with Bristow Global Media, which is former CBC programming boss Julie Bristow’s indie. The pair’s partnership sees them co-develop formats […]

Canada’s THA poaches BBC Worldwide exec McCauley

Thomas Howe Associates (THA) has poached Gwen Jones McCauley from BBC Worldwide. She will take a newly created senior VP, content sales and business development position at the specialist Canadian distributor. In the new role McCauley will oversee THA’s programme sales in Canada as well as scouting for international series it can shop to Canadian […]

ITV Studio inks format deals for The Audience

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has sold The Audience format into Norway and Hungary. ITV Studios Nordic will produce 8x45mins episodes of The Audience for Viasat’s TV 3 in Norway, while ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a deal in Hungary, where Paprika Latino will produce 6x60mins episodes for Viasat 3. ITVS GE represents […]