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Passion inks global sales for “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

London-based Passion Distribution has inked a slew of international sales for World of Wonder-produced series RuPaul's Drag Race (pictured).
May 26, 2015

London-based Passion Distribution has inked a slew of international sales for World of Wonder-produced series RuPaul’s Drag Race (pictured).

The U.S. series – which currently airs on cable and satellite channel Logo TV - follows the titular drag queen as he judges and mentors aspiring drag queen contestants. The show has been acquired by Brazilian broadcaster Globosat, which has slotted it into a primetime lineup on its flagship channel Multishow, and has also been picked up by TLC in Germany.

The two deals follow the licensing of all seasons by truTV in the UK, which will launch the series in June. Meanwhile, OUTtv (Canada) and Foxtel’s Lifestyle YOU (Australia) have also picked up an eighth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which was recently commissioned for an additional 10 episodes.

“Alongside the 140 hours of U.S. content, we are also discussing local versions of the format around the world,” said Elin Thomas, Passion Distribution’s global head of sales, in a statement.

Season seven of RuPaul’s Drag Race wraps on Logo TV on June 1 at 9 p.m. EST/PST.

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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