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V Tele renews “Come Dine With Me” in Canada

International distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment has renewed a license deal with French-Canadian broadcaster V Tele for ITV Studios' culinary format Come Dine With Me (pictured).
May 21, 2014

International distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has renewed a license deal with French-Canadian broadcaster V Tele for ITV Studios’ culinary format Come Dine With Me (pictured).

V Tele has recommissioned 140 episodes of its local version, Un Souper Presque Parfait, for an eighth series that will premiere later this year. To date, 700 episodes of the show have been produced in the territory.

The format, which  has been produced in 36 territories worldwide, follows amateur chefs who take turns hosting a dinner party for one another. Each competitor rates the host’s performance and the winner receives a cash prize.

“This remarkable commission of another 140 episodes of Come Dine With Me by V Tele demonstrates that the format has become a staple of the television schedule in French-speaking Canada as it is in territories worldwide, where it continues to be recommissioned and attract record numbers of viewers,” said Craig Bohland, VP of sales for North America, in a statement.

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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