A+E Networks sells “Dance Moms,” “Storage Wars: Texas” abroad

Various A+E Networks U.S. hits, including Dance Moms (pictured), Pawn Stars, Monster-in-Laws and Storage Wars: Texas, have been licensed to broadcasters around the world in advance of MIPTV.
March 13, 2012

A+E Networks has inked several deals for assorted U.S. series, including Dance Moms (pictured), Pawn Stars, Monster-in-Laws and Storage Wars: Texas, with broadcasters around the world.

Canadian networks Historia and History TV have both acquired Pawn Stars, while Box Channel in New Zealand, SF1 and SF2 in Switzerland, Sanoma Entertainment in Finland and SBS Broadcasting in The Netherlands also picked up the Leftfield Pictures series.

Dance Moms has been licensed to Lifestyle and Lifestyle You in Australia, Vijf TV in Belgium, Shaw Media in Canada, SBS in Denmark, Sanoma Entertainment in Finland, Zebra in Norway, TVN Style in Poland, Divinity in Spain, Viasat in Sweden & Norway, True Xzyte in Thailand, and History in the UK.

The Arnold Shapiro series Beyond Scared Straight has been picked up by Spektrum in Czech Republic and Hungary, Sanoma Entertainment in Finland, and Nippon TV in Japan.

Storage Wars: Texas has been licensed to Outdoor Life Network in Canada, Suomi TV in Finland, and SBS Broadcasting in The Netherlands.

Lastly, Monster In-Laws has been acquired by Sanoma Entertainment, Gem TV in the Middle East, and TVN Style in Poland.

“We are fortunate to represent some of the most successful brands and top-rated series from the U.S.,” said Sean Cohan, SVP, international for A+E Networks. “With a rich content catalog across multiple genres, our sales team can work with their clients to pinpoint the series and formats that will meet their scheduling needs.”

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