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Extra: ITV orders Studio Ramsay special; Alton Brown, Food Network ink deal

ITV orders Christmas special from Studio Ramsay ITV has ordered a Christmas special from Studio Ramsay featuring celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Gino D’Acampo and First Dates maître d’ Fred Siriex. In Gordon, Gino and Fred’s ...
November 30, 2017

ITV orders Christmas special from Studio Ramsay

ITV has ordered a Christmas special from Studio Ramsay featuring celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay and Gino D’Acampo and First Dates maître d’ Fred Siriex.

In Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Great Christmas Roast (1 x 75), Ramsay and D’Acampo will cook and serve a feast for the heroes of 2017, including members of the public and emergency services who risked their lives during the call of duty.

Working against the clock, the pair will be assisted by a number of famous faces.

Gordon, Gino and Fred’s Great Christmas Roast is commissioned for ITV by Nicola Lloyd, factual entertainment commissioner, and Sue Murphy, head of factual entertainment.

“This promises to be a spectacular event on ITV. Gordon, Gino and Fred want to give something back to the people who really made a difference during some of the darkest moments of 2017,” said Lloyd, in a statement. “They all want the best, but the problem is they all think they know best. Expect fireworks, fantastic food and a fun filled feast to remember.”

For Studio Ramsay, the series editor is Genna Gibson, series director is Sam Campbell and the executive producers are Daniella Berendsen, Chris Brogden and Gordon Ramsay.

Alton Brown, Food Network ink multi-year deal

Famed Food Network host Alton Brown (pictured) has signed an exclusive multi-year deal that will see Brown remain with Food Network and Cooking Channel.

As part of the deal, Brown will develop new television series and digital content in partnership with the networks’ creative teams. This will include a return to the acclaimed series Good Eats and will also see Brown lending his talents to Alton’s Ingredient Alchemy — a new FoodNetwork.com series that will take a closer look at some of the secret ingredients from the Iron Chef series.

Brown is currently hosting Iron Chef Showdown, along with retrospective series Iron Chef: Behind the Battle.

Zoomin.TV, Musical.ly ink content partnership

International video publisher Zoomin.TV has entered into a content partnership with social network app Musical.ly.

The deal aims to diversify Zoomin.TV’s content and increase engagement for its youth-focused audience.

Zoomin.TV’s content spans seven magazines and speaks to a younger audience through meaningful stories around the world, while Musical.ly, which launched in 2014 as a way for users to create 15 to 60-second videos, has become a hub for sharing and discovering short-form videos that cover everything from music, to comedy, to beauty.

“We are excited to be one of the first publishers to work with Musical.ly as they expand and diversify their content offering to make it an everyday destination for Gen Z,” said Craig Galvin, Zoomin.TV North America’s CEO, in a statement. “Not only is it crucial for us to be where our audience is, it is also imperative that we learn and activate off the back of their real-time reactions.”

Galvin added that Musical.ly’s popularity with Gen Z makes it an especially compelling partnership for Zoomin.TV, with its versatility and unique offering to be a particularly appealing aspect of the deal.

About The Author
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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