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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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