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Carnival teams up with A+E Networks for “Good Spirits”

Carnival Corporation is teaming up with A+E Networks as it expands its original content with the premiere of Good Spirits. The (30×10) series showcases cocktail chef Matthew Biancaniello as he sails ...
February 1, 2017

Carnival Corporation is teaming up with A+E Networks as it expands its original content with the premiere of Good Spirits.

The (30×10) series showcases cocktail chef Matthew Biancaniello as he sails the world on the company’s cruise lines in search of intriguing everyday people who join him as he collects native, fresh ingredients for his unique cocktail creations.

Custom short-form vignettes will debut on air and natively across FYI and social and digital platforms throughout the series’ 10-week run that showcase how-to-drink recipes inspired by each new episode.

The series is the fourth originally produced program in Carnival Corporation’s portfolio of experiential content.¬†Other titles include ABC’s Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, NBC’s The Voyager with Josh Garcia and Vacation Creation which airs on the CW Network.

“We are thrilled to be working with Carnival Corporation on this unique partnership,” Jim Hoffman, EVP of strategic initiatives, A+E Networks, said in a statement. “Good Spirits fits perfectly at A+E Networks where our diverse portfolio of brands reaches a young, upscale audience with premium, original content across multiple platforms.”

Good Spirits will air on FYI, beginning Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. ET/PT and A&E on Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. ET/PT.

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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