A+E inks int’l deals for “Pawn Stars,” “Storage Wars”
A+E Networks has finalized licensing agreements for more than 450 hours of programming with broadcasters in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, for titles including Pawn Stars, Storage Wars (pictured), Swamp People and Ax Men.
Pawn Stars has been sold to Seven Network (Australia), History TV (Canada), La Sexta (Spain), TV4 Plus (Sweden), TV Norge (Norway), FEM (Norway), Hrvatska Television/HRT (Croatia) and Vision Four (Malaysia and Singapore); while Storage Wars has been picked up by Canal D (Canada), Outdoor Life Network (Canada), Suomi TV (Finland), TV Norge (Norway), FEM (Norway) and TV4 (Sweden).
Elsewhere, Swamp People has been picked up by Seven Network (Australia), History TV (Canada), Zebra (Norway), and La Sexta (Spain); Ax Men has been acquired by W9 (France) and History TV (Canada); and Hoarders has been licensed to TV3 Denmark (Denmark), Planete No Limit (France) and Viasat (Norway and Sweden).
Finally, Top Shot has been sold to TV4 Plus (Sweden) and AFRTS (U.S.) “We are fortunate to work with some of the most successful brands and shows coming out of the U.S. market,” said Sean Cohan, senior VP of international for A+E Networks. “With a catalogue of 9,500-plus hours, including 550-plus new hours, we are able to provide our clients with a wide range of strong content to fit their needs.”
In addition, A+E Networks has closed licensing deals for two new series from Lifetime, Dance Moms and Picker Sisters, which will be introduced to buyers for the first time at MIPCOM.
Dance Moms has been picked up by Shaw (Canada) while Picker Sisters has been acquired by W Network in Canada and Lifestyle Network in the Philippines.