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Extra: HGTV preps “Flip or Flop Nashville”; Netflix localizes in Greece

HGTV readies “Flip or Flop Nashville” The latest installment of HGTV’s Flip or Flop franchise features exes-turned-business-partners DeRon Jenkins and Page Turner as real estate and home renovation experts. Flip or Flop Nashville, which will ...
December 12, 2017

HGTV readies “Flip or Flop Nashville”
The latest installment of HGTV’s Flip or Flop franchise features exes-turned-business-partners DeRon Jenkins and Page Turner as real estate and home renovation experts.

Flip or Flop Nashville, which will premiere Jan. 18, follows the duo who, despite ending their romantic relationship years ago, run a house flipping and renovation business.

Throughout the eight-episode series, Jenkins and Turner showcase why Nashville is a great place to flip homes.

HGTV’s digital platforms will also feature online and social videos that highlight the pair’s knowledge of Nashville’s housing market and more on how they started their flipping business.

Beginning Thursday, Dec. 28, the premiere episode of Flip or Flop Nashville will be available for free via HGTV.com, video on demand, download, as well as the HGTV app via mobile, tablet, streaming devices and Smart TVs.

Other additions to the Flip or Flop franchise, slated to premiere in 2018, include Flip or Flop Chicago, and Flip or Flop Fort Worth.

Netflix launches local service in Greece

Netflix has unveiled a local version of its service in Greece.

Along with providing series in the local language, members will also have access to exclusive series and films in Ultra HD 4K and HDR, with already over 70% of the content dubbed or subtitled in Greek.

“We always knew the Greek people had a big appetite for great entertainment,” said Jonathan Friedland, chief communication officer at Netflix, in a statement. “Now we know it and we’re delighted to offer a more localized Netflix experience in Greece that will continue to grow with great TV shows and movies from here as well as around the world.”

The service will be available on platforms including smart TVs, Blu-ray players and computers, Playstation and Xbox consoles, iOS and Android phones and tablets and windows phones.

MK-Distribution closes deals for Ukrainian content

Ukrainian distributor MK-Distribution has inked a raft of deals for its factual series.

CoolLook (35 x 12 minutes), a series focusing on well-being and beauty advice, and Lunchbox (140 x 7), a cooking show, have been sold to France’s Mobibase.

Russian telecom and mobile operator MEGAFON picked up several children’s programs, including Secret Ingredients (100 x 3), FoodLab (100 x 3), World in Pictures (100 x 5) and Do It Yourself (100 x 3).

Global Eagle Entertainment has also bought several programs for to air on Air Europa flights, including Carving Day (100 X 3). Irish content services provider Inflight Dublin inked deals for FoodLab (200 x 3) and FunFood (100 x 2) for AirAstana and Norwegian Air Shuttle.

Finally, Re: Art (100 x 3) will be available on AirAstana and Norwegian Air Shuttle. The program follows an artist that recreates the masterpieces of famous painters by pencil drawing.

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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