Passion plays in France
London-based Passion Distribution has sold a raft of titles, including Scripps Networks International title Hook Line and Dinner (pictured), to broadcasters in France.
Cuisine TV picked up the Authentic Entertainment production Ludo Bites America (7 x 60 minutes) and a number of Scripps Networks International titles, including Hook Line and Dinner (8 x 30 minutes), Giada in Paradise (2 x 60 minutes), and seasons one and two of Everyday Italian (16 x 60 minutes).
TF1 – Stylia acquired Sundance Channel’s All on the Line (15 x 60 minutes) and Seduce Me (1 x 25 minutes), while UKTV’s What the Neighbours Did (10 x 60 minutes) and World of Wonder’s Man Shops Globe were picked up by Tele Maison.
Vivolta secured Consumed‘s seasons one and two (26 x 60 minutes) from Paperny and Design Wars (13 x 30 minutes) from Scripps Networks International. Planete picked up The Imploders (3 x 60 minutes) from Discovery Studios and Reckognition, and HCA Entertainment’s Supersize Grime (6 x 60 minutes).
Pink TV secured the rights to the one-hour one-offs Transgender Teens from Figure 8 Films and School’s Out: The Life of a Gay Highschool.
Format options for Witness, originally produced by MarkMark Productions, and Fashion Strip from World Of Wonder were secured by Banijay Group’s Air Productions and Coyote, respectively.
“France has always been one of the biggest territories and it is great to see such a large volume of programs being distributed to a variety of different broadcasters,” said Maria Ishak, sales manager for Passion Distribution.