Unscripted

Oliver titles land on new nets in Holland, Germany

Fox International Channel's newly launched 24Kitchen has become the new home for Jamie Oliver (pictured) titles in the Netherlands, while ProSiebenSat.1 has also acquired Oliver programming for its new channel, sixx.
October 5, 2011

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.”

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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