Tricon moves lifestyle titles abroad

Toronto-based distributor Tricon Films & Television has sold nine lifestyle series to broadcasters in France, New Zealand, Israel and South Africa, including Decked Out (pictured).
May 3, 2012

Toronto-based distributor Tricon Films & Television has sold nine lifestyle series to broadcasters in France, New Zealand, Israel and South Africa.

Season one of Architect Films’ Decked Out (pictured, 27 x 30 minutes) has sold to Canal Vie in French Canada to Ananey Channels in Israel, while season two of the backyard makeover series has sold to Home Channel in South Africa, which also picked up the spin off, Deck Wars.

Season one of the “hipster foodie” series Bitchin’ Kitchen has been picked up by Cuisine + in France, while Living Channel in New Zealand acquired Fresh with Anna Olson, seasons 1 through 3.

Building Bryks, a 8 x 30-minute series following members of the Bryk family as they fight their way through a construction nightmare to build their dream house, has been sold to Maison + in France and Sanoma TV’s Liv Channel in Finland.

Also in the home and garden space, season three of Marriage Under Construction, which follows a married couple buying its first home, has been sold to Maison + with season 4 headed to Sanoma TV’s Liv Channel; while Green Force, a 39 x 30-minute series following urban garden gurus as they meet the challenge to revitalize green spaces, has been picked up by HSM’s ManagemenTV in Argentina, seasons one through three.

House of Bryan, following Bryan Baeumler as he builds his own house from scratch in just three months, has sold to TVA’s Casa channel in Canada.

LI TV VOD in Malaysia also picked up the series in a package deal that included Deck Wars, Family Renovation and Building Bryks.

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