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Off the Fence sells “Sextuplets,” “Joan & Melissa”

Anglo-Dutch producer-distributor Off the Fence has sold 450 hours worth of WE tv's catalog in the last six months, including multiple sales for Raising Sextuplets (pictured) and Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
October 1, 2012

Anglo-Dutch producer-distributor Off the Fence (OTF) has sold 450 hours worth of WE tv’s catalog in the last six months, including multiple sales for Raising Sextuplets (pictured) and Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

In Western Europe, OTF sold Secret Lives of Women (55 x one-hour), Take My Kids Please (13 x 30-minutes) and Ugliest House on the Block (6 x one-hour) to Community Channel, with a one-hour My Fair Wedding special sold to Wedding TV UK. SBS Broadcasting in the Netherlands bought two seasons of Raising Sextuplets (14 x one-hour).

In Norway, TV2 Norway acquired four seasons of My Fair Wedding (1 x one-hour), one season of Downsized (8 x one-hour) and two seasons of Raising Sextuplets (14 x one-hour). Nelonen in Finland acquired the first two seasons of the reality show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (16 x one-hour).

Over in Central and Eastern Europe, Romania’s Antena 1 bought a package of titles, including Shannen Says (8 x one-hour), Girl Meets Gown (7 x one-hour) and Amsale Girls (6 x one-hour) while TV2 in Hungary picked up four seasons of Amazing Wedding Cakes (42 x one-hour), Staten Island Cakes (8 x one-hour), Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (8 x one-hour) and I Do Over (6 x 60′).

Elsewhere, Al Romoz Media in Kuwait picked up health documentary I Want to Save Your Life (8 x 30-minutes) and Israel’s Ananey bought Shannen Says (8 x one-hour).

Seed Entertainment in South Africa acquired seasons one and two of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (totaling 16 x one-hour) for Sub Saharan Africa, while Foxtel in Australia bought season three of The Locator (44 x 30-minutes).

“WE tv has a fantastic catalog of entertaining content and we have successfully taken this to the international markets, building the WE tv brand worldwide over the past four years,” said Bo Stehmeier, MD of distribution at OTF.

OTF will be taking 100 hours of WE tv programming to MIPCOM.

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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