UK-based Pilot Productions announces a multi-series deal with Scripps Networks for its Travel and Lifestyle network in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for its lifestyle programming. The deal includes a package of food productions including World Cafe Middle East (5 x 52′), World Cafe Asia (21 x 26′), and Bobby Chinn Cooks Asia (5 x 26′), golf travel and lifestyle show Adventure Golf (14 X 26′) and global travel and shopping series Bazaar (13 x 26′). Pilot Productions has also concluded sold Metropolis, Pilot Globe Guides Series 2 and 3, World Café Asia, Bobby Chinn Cooks Asia and Adventure Golf for a 60-hour VOD package for On Demand Management, in the first part of a three-year deal. In Asia, Mediacorps’ OKTO channel has picked up World Café Asia Series 2 and Bobby Chinn Cooks Asia, while in Hong Kong, TVB have taken the rights to Pilot Globe Guides Series 3, Planet Food Series 2 & 4, World Café Asia Series 2 and Bobby Chinn Cooks Asia. In the Philippines, Pilot Productions secured a license for Bazaar with the Lifestyle Network. DOVE Channel in Italy secured the second series of Pilot Globe Guides and Pilot Pocket Guides, while Polish network TVP picks up Bazaar and Bobby Chinn Cooks Asia. In the Middle East, Pilot/Tanweer have just announced the acquisition of World Cafe Asia Series 1. As well, flagship series Globe Trekker signs new licenses to On Demand, ERT in Greece, Tanweer in the Middle East and Lifestyle Network in the Philippines. Pilot also announced a DVD distribution deal with Australia’s Ovation and DV1, its DVD documentary label, for a range of Pilot series.
- RS West ’18