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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.

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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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