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Optomen sells Shark Bait overseas

All3Media-owned distributor Optomen International has inked deals in Greece, Slovenia and Croatia for a host of Gordon Ramsay-fronted fact ent shows, including the chef's latest title Gordon Ramsay: Shark Bait.
February 1, 2011

All3Media-owned distributor Optomen International has inked deals in Greece, Slovenia and Croatia for a host of Gordon Ramsay-fronted fact ent shows, including the chef’s latest title Gordon Ramsay: Shark Bait.

Greece’s Skai TV has licensed Shark Bait as part of a package deal that also includes series five of The F Word, Ramsay’s Best Restaurant, Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas, Gordon Ramsay Cookalong Live USA and Gordon’s Great Escape Series 2: South East Asia.

Shark Bait debuted on UK terrestrial Channel 4 last month as part of the broadcaster’s Big Fish Fight campaign, in which several of the UK’s top chefs joined forces to promote sustainable seafood.

Elsewhere, Croatian commercial broadcaster RTL Televizija has acquired all episodes of the original UK version of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, as well as One Potato Two Potato’s Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas. They have also retaken the format license for a third local series of Kitchen Nightmares.

The first two series of Heston’s Feast and the long-running series Police, Camera, Action! (20×30′) are also heading to Croatia under the deal, which was brokered by Jonathan Hughes, Optomen International’s sales and marketing exec for the territory.

Hughes has also sold the original UK version of Kitchen Nightmares to TV3 Slovenia, alongside US Kitchen Nightmares and Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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