Sales round-up: Keshet, All3Media Int’l, GRB

Distributors Keshet International, All3Media International and GRB Entertainment have sold a raft of factual titles to international outlets. (Pictured: Walk of Shame Shuttle)
July 11, 2016

Distributors Keshet International, All3Media International and GRB Entertainment have penned a raft of factual deals with broadcasters from across the globe.

Australian free-to-air channel SBS2 has acquired the VH1 youth reality series Walk of Shame Shuttle (13 x 30 minutes; pictured above), which features taxicab confessions of late-night partygoers the morning after, from Israeli producer-distributor Keshet International.

The deal was brokered by Kelly Wright, KI’s head of Latin America and executive adviser for Asia Pacific.

Elsewhere, broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe have acquired more than 180 hours of factual and fact ent content from London-based distributor All3Media International.

Guy Martin Speed  North One TV ALL3MEDIA

Speed with Guy Martin

Russian pay-TV broadcaster First HDTV has taken several titles for its ‘Eureka’ and ‘Outdoor TV’ channels, including motorbike series Speed with Guy Martin (left); season three of the Richard Ayoade-presented Gadget Man; the Monty Don-fronted Around the World in 80 Gardens (BBC Worldwide), Monty Don’s French Gardens (Lion Television), and Monty Don’s Italian Gardens (Lion Television); Big Dreams, Small Spaces (Lion Television); the sophomore season of Love Your Garden (Spun Gold TV); and The Private Life of Cows, Pigs and Chickens (BBC).

Russia’s Kultura has also taken Lion Television’s factual series The Story of Egypt, alongside such specials as China: Treasures Of the Jade Empire and Pompeii: Life Before Death.

In Poland, Fokus TV, meanwhile, has picked up seasons six and seven of CBS reality series Undercover Boss USA (All3Media America), while TVN Poland has acquired Will My Crash Diet Kill Me? (Optomen Television) and Travel Guides (Studio Lambert), two fact-ent titles for its TVN Style and TTV channels; and as one-hour specials Rise of the Superstar Vloggers (Little Dot) and Britain’s Weirdest Council Houses (Studio Lambert). TVN Poland has also renewed One Potato, Two Potato’s Hotel Hell for a third season and Objective Productions’ Bad Robots for a second.

Croatia’s HRT has secured seasons one through three for The Great Interior Design Challenge (Studio Lambert for BBC2); seasons two to five of Love Your Garden and season two of Travel Man: 48 Hours In… from North One Television.

Finally, season one of Lion Television’s Love Your Garden and The Secret History of the British Garden have been picked up in a deal with Estonian Public Broadcasting.

Untold Stories of the ER

Untold Stories of the ER

California-based producer-distributor GRB Entertainment, meanwhile, has sold several factual titles into the sub-Saharan continent of Africa.

SET Networks Africa has picked up six seasons and 10 specials of the GRB-produced Untold Stories of the ER (right), while Viacom Africa has taken the Lil Duval- and Carly Aquilino-hosted Ain’t That America and Dick Clark Productions comedy series Bloopers.

Elsewhere, AMC Networks has secured daredevil motoring series Jet Truck for its pan-European, Middle East and Africa market.

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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.