BuzzTaxi sends “Untamed Gourmet,” “Patent Bending” to Asia

The Toronto-based factual distributor made deals for Canadian series Untamed Gourmet (pictured) and Patent Bending in Asia, and Room to Grow in South Africa.
April 26, 2013

Toronto-based factual distributor BuzzTaxi Communications has inked a raft of international sales for series including Untamed Gourmet and Patent Bending.

TV4 Singapore picked up TV rights to Canadian wild food series Untamed Gourmet (12 x 30-minutes) from Saskatchewan’s 291 Film Company, and China’s CCTV 10 took cable rights to Patent Bending (14 x 30-minutes) from Toronto-based Boxing Cats Productions.

South Africa’s Home Channel signed a pay-TV deal for Real Designing Women (10 x 30-minutes), which airs on HGTV in the U.S. and is produced by Firvalley Productions, and the fifth season of outdoor space improvement show Room to Grow (65 x 30-minutes), from Toronto-based AJE Productions.

In France, AB Groupe signed a multi-territory French-language deal for one-off specials Science of the Soul (1 x 70-minutes) and Age of Anxiety (1 x 60-minutes), both from Associated Producers.

Elsewhere, Ship2Shore TV’s cruise lifestyle series Ship2Shore (13 x 30-minutes) has been licensed for in-flight entertainment to Air Canada, Thai Airways and Finnair.

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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 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.