Portfolio Entertainment inks deals for Asia, Europe

Toronto-based distributor Portfolio Entertainment has inked a number of sales that will see two factual titles broadcast in Asia and Europe. (Pictured: You Gotta Eat Here!)
July 9, 2015

Toronto-headquartered distributor Portfolio Entertainment has inked a number of sales for its factual catalog to broadcasters in Asia and Europe.

The 26 x 30-minute food travel series You Gotta Eat Here! (pictured) has been picked up by Discovery Italia through GA&A Productions and A+E Networks Asia for FYI. A fourth season of the Lone Eagle Entertainment-produced series, which follows comedian John Catucci’s journey to taste the food from a variety of renowned restaurants, has also been acquired by UKTV’s Good Food Channel.

Elsewhere, the company has also sold the one-hour doc For the Love of Dog to Israeli satellite TV provider Yes. Produced by Omidog Productions and Portfolio Entertainment, in association with Shaw Media, the doc examines the sub-culture that places the companionship of canines ahead of humans.

You Gotta Eat Here! has all the goodness of a great food show – funny and entertaining with a charming host. The international market has had an enormous appetite for this show and we’re thrilled to see it served up to new audiences in Europe and Asia,” said Joy Rosen, co-founder and CEO of Portfolio Entertainment.

For the Love of Dog has piqued the interest of viewers around the world with its candid and riveting look into the over-the-top, dog-obsessed sub-culture and we’re sure Yes’s audience will be equally captivated,” she added.

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