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Passion sells Scripps and Sundance titles into CEE

Passion Distribution has confirmed deals totaling over 200 hours of new programming to broadcasters across Central and Eastern Europe.
July 8, 2011

Passion Distribution has confirmed deals totaling over 200 hours of new programming to broadcasters across Central and Eastern Europe.

Club TV Poland has picked up a raft of programming from Passion’s catalog of Scripps lifestyle content, including Baby Beauty Queens (6 x 30 minutes) produced by Landmark Films; Design Star season one (8 x 60 minutes); Secrets from a Stylist (13 x 30 minutes and 1 x 60 minutes); Cupcake Wars (22 x 60 minutes) and Tough as Nails (13 x 30 minutes).

The network also acquired, from Passion’s Sundance catalog, Pleasure for Sale (6 x 30 minutes) and All on the Line (15 x 60 minutes) and pre-bought World of Wonder’s RuPaul’s Drag Race season four (14 x 60 minutes) and RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (12 x 30 minutes).

Cupcake Wars season 1 (9 x 60 minutes) produced by Super Delicious for Food Network was licensed to TV Paprika for five territories in the CEE region, while Spektrum in Hungary, Czech Repbulic and Slovakia acquired Food Detectives (23 x 30 minutes) and ITV1’s Grimefighters,  produced by HCA.

Spektrum Home took several titles from the DIY Network and HGTV Crashers brand, including House Crashers, Bath Crashers, Yard Crashers and Room Crashers.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor-in-chief 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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