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A+E Networks inks “Alone,” “Seven Year Switch” sales

A+E Networks has secured a raft of format deals with multiple international broadcasters ahead of next month’s MIPCOM market in Cannes. (Pictured: FYI's Seven Year Switch)
September 29, 2016

A+E Networks has secured a raft of format deals with multiple international broadcasters ahead of next month’s MIPCOM market in Cannes. 

Contemporary lifestyle net FYI has sent social experiment series Seven Year Switch (pictured) to Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 and the UK. Australia’s Seven Network, meanwhile, has renewed the series for a sophomore season.

“FYI continues to pioneer brand-definitional relationship content,” said Gena McCarthy, senior VP of programming and development at FYI, in a statement.

History’s survival competition series Alone has scored its first international commission in Scandinavia with series orders in Denmark and Norway, with options available in the UK, Sweden and France. 

Elsewhere, A&E’s Emmy Award-winning format Intervention has been ordered by Canadian pubcaster CBC with Open Door slated to produce the series.

History’s Pawn Stars has been commissioned by History in South Africa, with boutique prodco Rapid Blue producing the localized version, while British pubcaster Channel 4 has renewed Megalomedia’s Shipping Wars for a second season in the UK.

Finally, female-skewing Lifetime has received its first international commission for The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns, which follows young women considering the decision of taking religious vows to become nuns. The series will be adapted for the Spanish market with Spain’s Quatro and Mediaset Spain (Eyeworks España) handling production.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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