TV

DRG’s personality led fact-ent series sells across 100 territories

The BBC's Cherry Goes..., Channel 4's Heston's Mission Impossible (pictured) and Jo Frost Extreme Parental Guidance have sold to broadcasters including Discovery Networks International, Fox International Channels, Globosat, Nat Geo, RTL and the BBC.
September 20, 2011

The BBC’s Cherry Goes…, Channel 4′s Heston’s Mission Impossible (pictured) and Jo Frost Extreme Parental Guidance have sold to broadcasters including Discovery Networks International, Fox International Channels, Globosat, Nat Geo, RTL and the BBC.

Renegade Pictures’ Cherry Goes… series, which follows journalist Cherry Healey as she meets a mix of women from different backgrounds as they experience things like breastfeeding and dieting, has been sold by DRG to Discovery Home & Health in Latin America, Australia’s ABC2 and BBC Knowledge, TLC Benelux, NRK in Norway, DBS’s Yes Docu in Israel, and Poland’s TVN.

Renegade also produces Heston’s Mission Impossible, which sees chef Heston Blumenthal transforming the food of industry giants like British Airways and the NHS. Fox International Channels in Latin America, Canada’s Evasion, RTL in Germany, Italy’s National Geographic, Hong Kong’s TVB, and the BBC across Africa have all picked up the series.

The second season of parenting expert Jo Frost’s latest series, Jo Frost Extreme Parental Guidance, is set to launch on Discovery Home & Health in Latin America and Real Time in Italy, Globosat in Brazil, RTL in the Netherlands, TLC Denmark, France’s Televista, Belgium’s SBS and Media Corp in Singapore. The new season sees Frost sharing her advise with parents in the toughest of situations.

Patrick Roberts, senior VP of international sales at DRG, said: “DRG’s personality fronted documentaries are performing brilliantly in primetime blocks around the world, driven by a new generation of audiences with a huge appetite to be challenged, entertained and enlightened.”

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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