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Germany takes Jamie Oliver, “Half the Sky”

FremantleMedia International has sold a package of Jamie Oliver titles and the doc Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide to ProSiebenSat1 Group in Germany. (Pictured: Jamie's 15 Minute Meals)
June 17, 2013

FremantleMedia International has sold a package of Jamie Oliver titles and the doc Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide to ProSiebenSat.1 Group in Germany.

Jamie Cooks Summer and Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals will air on ProSiebenSat.1′s female-skewing channel Sixx and the VOD service Maxdome, while the two-part doc Half the Sky, a recent four-time winner at the Realscreen Awards in Santa Monica, will air on Sixx.

Also in Germany, Spiegel Geschichte and N-TV acquired Oliver Stone’s documentary The Untold History of the United States, while the latter broadcaster also picked up the one-hour special Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space. 

Auction Hunters’ seasons three and four and season six of 1000 Ways to Die sold to DMAX.

In total, more than 80 hours of the Jamie Oliver franchise have sold into German-speaking Europe, with Jamie’s Feastival and Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals (pictured) acquired by ORF Austria, and RTL Living picking up Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals and Jamie’s Food Fight Club.

RTL Living also picked up a package of Lorraine Pascale’s cooking shows including Fast Fresh and Easy Food, Home Cooking Made Easy, Baking Made Easy and Last Minute Christmas; while Anthony Bourdain: The Layover sold to Turner Germany.

In addition, Project Runway seasons nine and ten (28 x one hour) and the spin-off show Project Runway All Stars (12 x one hour) have each sold to Bio Germany.

“The German-speaking territories are not only a key market for every major distributor but they are also home to some of the most discerning audiences in Europe – and the competition between suppliers of high quality content is fierce,” said Maximilian Bolenius, VP of sales for German-speaking Europe and Central/Eastern Europe at FremantleMedia International.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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