XYZ Networks picks up volume deal from Passion

Australia's XYZnetworks has acquired 253 hours of Passion Distribution's lifestyle content.
July 5, 2010

Australia’s XYZnetworks has acquired 253 hours of Passion Distribution’s lifestyle content. As part of the volume deal, XYZnetworks has agreed to acquire another 350 hours of first run exclusive content across its portfolio of channels and has first option to purchase formats based on the shows they acquire. Passion Distribution provides many programs to XYZnetworks’ LifeStyle FOOD and LifeStyle YOU and titles in the deal include 5 Ingredient Fix (32×30′); Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (19×30′); new reality food series Private Chefs of Beverly Hills (7×60′) and seasons of Ace of Cakes, all from Scripps Networks International. Also included is the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race (12×60′) and RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked(10×30′) from World of Wonder; Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back from Daisybeck Productions and Baby Beauty Queens (6×30′) from Landmark Films.

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