A+E Networks sells “Dance Moms,” “Pawn Stars”

The U.S. television giant's distribution arm has sold more than 1,500 hours of programming to broadcasters in Europe Europe, Latin America, Canada and Southeast Asia ahead of this year's MIPCOM. (Pictured: Dance Moms.)
October 4, 2012

Dance Moms (pictured), Pawn Stars and Cajun Justice are among the more than 1,500 hours of programming A+E Networks has sold to broadcasters in Europe, Latin America, Canada and Southeast Asia.

Norway’s TV2, Philippines’ Lifestyle Network, and a trio of Hungarian networks – FEM3, Pro 4 and Supertv2 – have picked up A&E reality hit Dance Moms, while TV2 and Italy’s LEI have taken spin-off series Dance Moms: Miami.

The company also sold Pawn Stars to Belgium’s VTM; Philippines’ GMA Networks; Dutch nets SBS 6, Net 5 and Veronica; and Hungary’s FEM3, Pro 4 and Supertv2; while TV2, SBS 6, Net 5, Veronica, FEM3, Pro 4 and Supertv2 have also picked up Monster-In-Laws.

Canadian French language net Canal D, Norway’s TV2 and Hungary’s FEM3, Pro 4 and Supertv2 have all picked up southern sheriff show Cajun Justice.

Canal D, TV2 and Switzerland’s 3 Plus Group picked up History’s extreme trucking series IRT Deadliest Roads, while Middle Eastern net Al Hurra, Indonesia’s SindoTV, Malaysia’s NTV7 and Capital TV and France 5 have bought packages of Biography episodes.

Finally, the company sold long-running History series Modern Marvels to Argentina’s Constuir TV, Germany’s ZDF, Hungary’s ICO Cable and Origo Cable, South Korea’s Korean Forces Network, Taiwan’s ELTZ Technology and Thailand’s Thai PBS.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.