Fox International Channel’s (FIC) newly launched 24Kitchen has become the new home for Jamie Oliver (picture) titles in the Netherlands, while ProSiebenSat.1 has also acquired Oliver programming for its new channel, sixx.
Thanks to a five-year deal inked between FremantleMedia Enterprises and FIC, cookery programming featuring the celebrity chef will air on 24Kitchen, including the chef’s latest, Jamie’s Great Britain. The six-part, one-hour series sees Oliver exploring the UK to discover traditions and cultures that make British food exciting.
24Kitchen – which is a joint initiative of Fox Channels Benelux and Jan Dekker Holding – will also air other FME food titles, featuring chefs Anthony Bourdain, Annabel Langbein, Donna Hay and Bill Grainger. Moreyba Bidessie, global acquisitions exec for FIC, said of the deal: “We are hugely pleased to make 24Kitchen Jamie Oliver’s new home in the Netherlands. His entire approach to food and dynamic personality are a great fit with 24Kitchen.”
In Germany, ProSiebenSat.1′s sixx has acquired Jamie’s 30 Minute Meal, Jamie’s Food Escapes, Jamie’s Family Christmas, Jamie at Home and Jamie’s American Road Trip for its female-skewing channel. Katja Hofem-Best, MD of sixx, added: “Jamie Oliver is the perfect testimonial for our growing channel. Our viewers love Jamie Oliver and will be happy to watch all of his new culinary-adventures and recipies.”