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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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