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Optomen International sells into UK, Ireland, Oz

All3Media-owned Optomen International has sold a raft of Optomen Television and One Potato Two Potato programming to networks in the UK, Ireland and Australia, including Gordon Ramsay's Shark Bait (pictured).
October 20, 2011

All3Media-owned Optomen International has sold a raft of Optomen Television and One Potato Two Potato programming to networks in the UK, Ireland and Australia.

Irish free-to-air net TV3 has acquired Mary Queen of Shops, starring retail pro Mary Portas; Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, starring chef Gordon Ramsay; and Police Action!, which features police footage.

Elsewhere, Food Network UK has picked up Great British Menu, where top chefs compete to create food fit for celebrities, politicians and royalty; as well as the spin-off Great British Christmas Menu.

In Australia, XYZ Networks has licensed one-off special Gordon Ramsay’s Shark Bait (pictured above), where the chef exposes the shark fishing industry; Mary Portas Secret Shopper, where Portas tackles poor customer service; Ramsay’s Best Restaurant, which sees Ramsay searching for the best restaurant in the country; and Perfect…, where 26 top chefs compete against each other to create gastronomic perfection.

Finally, ABC Australia acquired Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Christmas, a two-part show features festive recipes.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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