A+E Networks sells “Dance Moms,” “Pawn Stars”

The U.S. television giant's distribution arm has sold more than 1,500 hours of programming to broadcasters in Europe Europe, Latin America, Canada and Southeast Asia ahead of this year's MIPCOM. (Pictured: Dance Moms.)
October 4, 2012

Dance Moms (pictured), Pawn Stars and Cajun Justice are among the more than 1,500 hours of programming A+E Networks has sold to broadcasters in Europe, Latin America, Canada and Southeast Asia.

Norway’s TV2, Philippines’ Lifestyle Network, and a trio of Hungarian networks – FEM3, Pro 4 and Supertv2 – have picked up A&E reality hit Dance Moms, while TV2 and Italy’s LEI have taken spin-off series Dance Moms: Miami.

The company also sold Pawn Stars to Belgium’s VTM; Philippines’ GMA Networks; Dutch nets SBS 6, Net 5 and Veronica; and Hungary’s FEM3, Pro 4 and Supertv2; while TV2, SBS 6, Net 5, Veronica, FEM3, Pro 4 and Supertv2 have also picked up Monster-In-Laws.

Canadian French language net Canal D, Norway’s TV2 and Hungary’s FEM3, Pro 4 and Supertv2 have all picked up southern sheriff show Cajun Justice.

Canal D, TV2 and Switzerland’s 3 Plus Group picked up History’s extreme trucking series IRT Deadliest Roads, while Middle Eastern net Al Hurra, Indonesia’s SindoTV, Malaysia’s NTV7 and Capital TV and France 5 have bought packages of Biography episodes.

Finally, the company sold long-running History series Modern Marvels to Argentina’s Constuir TV, Germany’s ZDF, Hungary’s ICO Cable and Origo Cable, South Korea’s Korean Forces Network, Taiwan’s ELTZ Technology and Thailand’s Thai PBS.

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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 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.