Tricon collects lifestyle series sales

Toronto-headquartered producer-distributor Tricon Films & Television has made sales in Asia, Europe, Canada and New Zealand for a slate of lifestyle series, including Donut Showdown, Extreme Collectors (pictured) and Decked Out.
June 11, 2014

Toronto and L.A.-based producer-distributor Tricon Films & Television has made sales in Asia, Europe, Canada and New Zealand for a slate of lifestyle series, including Donut ShowdownExtreme Collectors (pictured) and Decked Out.

UKTV’s Good Food Channel picked up the first two seasons of 40 x 30-minute competition series Donut Showdown, in which pastry chefs test their creativity. The show was also sold to Ananey Israel, which acquired Green Force, and season two of 12 x 60-minute series Deck Wars, in which teams take part in a deck building competition.

Discovery Spain picked up seasons one and two of 40 x 30-minute construction series Decked Out, which focuses on custom built decks, while Foxtel Australia bought the second season of 28 x 30-minute renovation series A Bryk at a Time, which follows home renovator Danielle Bryk as she balances family life and work.

Canada’s CTS – Crossroads Television acquired a slate of series, including the 6 x 30-minute series Building Family, about a son taking over the family construction business; the 91 x 30-minute home reno series  Save Us From Our House; the 13 x 30-minute show Making House; and the 39 x 30-minute garden show Green Force.

Over in Asia, Li TV Malaysia picked up season two of the 52 x 30-minute series Marriage Under Construction, about a married couple purchasing their first home, and the 23 x 30-minute candid camera reno series The Fix.

Meanwhile, the 14 x 30-minute series Extreme Collectors - a realscreen MIPTV Pick about people with quirky collections – has been picked up by French Canada’s Canal Vie, AETN 18 India, Top TV New Zealand and PCCW Hong Kong.

PCCW also picked up the 20 x 30-minute series Now Eat This!, where chef Rocco DiSpirito teaches viewers how to cook while teaching about nutrition, and the 6 x 30-minute series Fanboy Confessional.

U7 Russia acquired the 13 x 30-minute docuseries Breeder of the Pack, about the business of dog breeding, and season two of Zoos Clues, which examines the animal kingdom’s most bizarre questions.

Finally, the first season and a 60-minute special of culinary series Bitchin’ Kitchen, in which hipsters and foodies intersect, has been sold to Fried Chillies Media Malaysia, while Brand New Media Singapore has taken seasons two and three of the series.

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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.