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BBCWW to shop “Pressure Cooker” internationally

The Bristow Global Media-Fresh One Productions cooking competition series will be distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide, with Julie Bristow's BGM retaining North American rights. (Pictured: Julie Bristow)
October 7, 2014

BBC Worldwide has acquired format rights and the finished Canadian version of Pressure Cooker, a cooking competition series and the first fruit from the creative partnership between Bristow Global Media (BGM) and Fresh One Productions, for international distribution.

In the 10 x 60-minute series, currently in production for a fall launch on Canada’s W Network, celebrity chefs are paired with home cooks in a competition that only allows them to use random ingredients delivered via a specially designed conveyor belt that moves at various intervals throughout the show.

The series is the first to be announced from the strategic creative partnership between Toronto-based BGM and UK-based Fresh One Productions, which sees the two companies working together to co-develop new formats tailored for a Canadian audience, but also suitable for international adaptations.

BGM retains North American distribution rights for Pressure Cooker.

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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