Cineflix partners with Goldfinch TV on ITV slate
UK indie TV content distributor Cineflix Rights is partnering with indie prodco Goldfinch TV to take exclusive global rights to a 50-hour slate of five cooking series commissioned by ITV and produced by Goldfinch TV’s subsidiary Rock Oyster Media.
Included in the deal are Nadia’s Family Feasts (10 x 60 minutes), hosted by Celebrity MasterChef winner Nadia Sawalha and focused on culturally specific family recipes, along with Beautiful Baking with Juliet Sear (pictured; 10 x 60 minutes), in which baking expert Sear follows a theme centered on one ingredient, style of baking, calendar event or celebration.
Kate Laffey, VP of acquisitions at Cineflix, brokered the deal with Goldfinch’s head of television Eric Woollard-White.
STV Productions inks 220-episode deal with Discovery
Glasgow-based indie prodco STV Productions has secured a deal with Discovery, licensing 160 episodes of Antiques Road Trip and 60 episodes of Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, to transmit on free-to-air channel Really.
Antiques Road Trip follows the country’s top antiques experts as they compete in a search for valuable antiques to auction off for profit, traveling the British countryside. All profits go to Children in Need.
The celebrity edition of the show has included famous faces from stage, screen, sports and media, including Jennifer Saunders, Charles Dance, Judy Murray and Chesney Hawkes.
Both shows are original commissions for the BBC, with the brand new celebrity series currently airing on BBC2.
Endemol Shine Italy cooks up new food format
Endemol Shine Italy, part of global prodco and distributor Endemol Shine Group, is creating a new cookery format for Sky.
Cook Academy (6 x 60 minutes) is hosted by renowned chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo and sees 10 aspiring chefs following an intense training course, with tasks set by Cannavacciuolo that will test both their professional and personal skills in order to prove worthy of a place in one of the most exclusive restaurants in Italy: Villa Crespi.
The series will air on Sky Uno and stream on Now TV.
Armoza’s “Dance Revolution” adds Poland to its dance card
Armoza Formats, part of ITV Studios, has found yet another home for its dance competition format Dance Revolution in Poland.
Golden Media Polska will produce the Polish version of Dance Revolution (22 x 90 minutes), which sees dancers from all walks of life competing and judged on their “revolution” moment, shot with state-of-the-art 360-degree technology.
The original Dance Revolution is produced by Québecor Content and Fair-Play and originally aired on Canada’s TVA.