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Sales roundup: OUTtv takes “Mom vs Matchmaker”; Voot launches “Stupid Man Smart Phone”

OUTtv acquires Go Media Button’s Mom vs Matchmaker Canadian LGBTQ-focused network OUTtv has acquired three seasons of the dating show Mom vs Matchmaker. Produced by Toronto-based Go Button Media, season one (6 x ...
September 21, 2017

OUTtv acquires Go Media Button’s Mom vs Matchmaker

Canadian LGBTQ-focused network OUTtv has acquired three seasons of the dating show Mom vs Matchmaker.

Produced by Toronto-based Go Button Media, season one (6 x 30) and season two (12 x 30) of the matchmaking series (pictured) will air later this year on OUTtv. Season three (12 x 30) has been commissioned to air in 2018.

In Mom vs Matchmaker, professional matchmaker Carmelia Ray goes head-to-head with an opinionated mom to see who can pick and train the most suitable suitor for the mother’s child. Only one –mother or matchmaker – can make the winning match.

Voot launches digital survival series Stupid Man Smart Phone

Viacom 18′s VOD streaming service Voot is launching India’s first digital survival series Stupid Man Smart Phone.

Winner of the ‘Best Multi-Platform Format’ at the 2017 International Format Awards in Cannes, the local Indian version of the BBC Worldwide format – produced by BBC Worldwide Productions – is hosted by Indian digital star Sumeet Yvas. The series will bring audiences into a world where Yvas’s only means of survival is a smartphone and a super network.

Yvas, along with a team of celebrity guests, will travel across three unforgiving terrains trying to complete a mission using only their phones and social media followers. The celebrities include Evelyn Sharma, who meets up with Yvas in the lush rainforests of South India,  YouTube funny man Sahil Khattar, who travels with Yvas in the Rajasthan desert, and TV actor Karan Kundra, who keeps Yvas company in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh.

Stupid Man Smart Phone launched Sept. 20 on VOOT.

RT Network acquires Prime Entertainment Group’s The True Colors of US Universities 

Russia’s RT Network has acquired France-based distributor Prime Entertainment Group’s The True Colors of US Universities.

The documentary (1 x 52) reveals the dichotomous nature of American university campuses: a world of money, influence, but also stress, decadence and excess. The feature follows the daily lives of students, their hopes, their secret rituals and their wild ways.

The True Colors of US Universities will air worldwide at the end of September.

 

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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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