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MTV3 Finland picks up Passion programs

In a large package deal with London-based indie Passion Distribution, MTV3 Finland has acquired titles for its male-skewing channel Max and female-skewing channel Ava. (Pictured: The Great Food Truck Race)
February 3, 2012

In a large package deal with London-based indie Passion Distribution, MTV3 Finland has acquired titles for its male-skewing channel Max and female-skewing channel Ava.

In the 146-hour deal, MTV3 Finland picked up a number of Scripps Networks International titles including Hook, Line and Dinner; Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction; and seasons one and two of The Great Food Truck Race (pictured) for Max; while Dina’s Party was picked up for Ava.

Passion also licensed OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network titles, including the six-part series Finding Sarah: From Royalty to the Real World; In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura; and The Dr. Laura Berman Show, all for Ava.

Other titles coming to Ava are Reef Television’s Homes and Property, Sundance Channel’s All on the Line, and UKTV’s What the Neighbours Did.

More Passion-distributed titles set to air on Max include seasons one to three of Yard Crashers from Idea Factory, seasons six and seven of Leopard Films’ and Swift River’s Man Caves, and LMNO’s Man Land and Meteorite Men.

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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