Passion sells Scripps, OWN titles into Asia

London-based Passion Distribution has sold a large volume of food, property and lifestyle programming into Asia, including a large package deal with Mediascape's Colours, including OWN's Home Takeover With Simon and Tomas (pictured).
April 2, 2012

London-based Passion Distribution has sold a large volume of food, property and lifestyle programming into Asia, including a large package deal with Mediascape’s Colours.

The 300-hour deal to Mediascape includes the acquisition of several Scripps Networks International food titles, including 24 Hour Restaurant Battle seasons one and two, Fresh Food Fast with Emeril Lagasse, and 5 Ingredient Fix seasons one and two. Mediascape also licensed Eat Street seasons one and two from Paperny Films.

The package deal also included property programming from Scripps, such as season one of House Crashers, Bath Crashers seasons one and two, Outdoor Room seasons one to three, and Man Caves seasons one and two.

Home Takeover With Simon and Tomas (pictured) and Addicted to Food, airing on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., as well as Reef Television’s Sun, Sea & Bargain Spotting, round out the deal.

LiTV in Asia picked up season two of Sundance Channel’s All on the Line with Joe Zee, season two of Scripps Networks International’s The Antonio Treatment, season two of Cupcake Wars, and seasons one and two of Secrets From a Stylist.

Korean broadcaster Homestory acquired both seasons of Secrets From a Stylist, while TCast picked up the second season of Sundance Channel’s Love/Lust for its channel, Fashion N. Elsewhere, Nippon TV picked up the one-hour documentary Joined For Life: Sweet Sixteen from Figure 8 Films.

Lastly, AETN Asia signed agreements for OWN’s Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind and Biography Channel‘s Murder on the Social Network.

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