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Echo Bridge announces raft of pre-MIPCOM deals

Echo Bridge Entertainment has already sold international licensing agreements to over 600 hours of its slate of factual programming.
September 23, 2010

Echo Bridge Entertainment has already sold international licensing agreements to over 600 hours of its slate of factual programming. Lifestyle reality series Crash Test Mommy has been sold to Discovery Communications, Inc. in Pan Regional Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic Market (seasons three, four and five), Family Channel Oy in Finland (seasons two, four, and five), Pro Plus d.d.o. in Slovenia (season one) and Televista (Vivolta) in France and Francophone (season five). Season five of Crash Test Mommy (13 x 60) will debut at MIPCOM.
Home improvement series Debbie Travis’ Facelift (50 x 60) has sold to TV3 in Hungary (seasons one through four), Telewizja Puls in Poland (seasons one and two) Channel 4 in Finland (seasons three and four), Televista (Vivolta) in France and Francophone (seasons three and four), HRT Hrvatska Televizija in Croatia (seasons one through four) and Pro Plus d.d.o in Slovenia (seasons one and two).
Season four of cooking and travel series Lidia’s Italy (104 x30) with celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, has been bought by XYZ Networks in Australia, and other seasons have sold to Telelatino Network Television in Canada, Takhayal Entertainment LLC (Fatafeat) in the Middle East and The Living Channel in New Zealand. Wedding reality series Rich Bride Poor Bride (26 x 30 and 13 x 60) has been licensed to MTV OY in Finland, CLT-UFA S.A. in Netherlands and Televista in France and Francophone. MTV OY in Finland has also picked up the broadcast rights to seasons one, two and three of At the End of my Leash (65 x 30), the reality series featuring host and dog advocate Brad Pattison, which has also been licensed to Discovery Communications Europe, Ltd. in Germany and German Speaking territories, Discovery Networks International, Inc. in Japan, Televista (Vivolta) in France and Francophone, and Pro Plus d.d.o. in Slovenia.
Lastly, Adoption Series (69 x 30) has sold to Discovery Communications Europe, Ltd. in UK and Eire, TV4 AB in Scandinavia, Televista (Vivolta) in France and Francophone and Autentic in Sub Saharan Africa.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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