Gordon Ramsay returns to Oz on Seven Network

Optomen International, the distribution arm of All3Media-owned Optomen Television, has secured broadcast deals that see a raft of titles featuring the chef heading to Seven Network Australia. (Pictured: Costa del Nightmares)
June 23, 2015

Optomen International, the distribution arm of All3Media-owned Optomen Television, has secured broadcast deals that will see a raft of titles featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay head to Seven Network Australia.

The deal sees the Australian free-to-air broadcaster acquire the restaurant-themed series Kitchen Nightmares USA and Hotel Hell, along with seasons four and five of the original UK version of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares.

The deal follows a high ratings run for the British chef’s latest series Costa del Nightmares (pictured), which was acquired by the Australian net in March. The series documents Ramsay’s efforts to improve restaurants owned by expats in a range of European vacation hotspots and, since its debut in October 2014 on the UK pubcaster Channel 4, has aired in 166 territories including TVNZ, BBC America, Discovery Networks Norway, BBC Global (Africa, Poland, Asia), FX India, ABS Philippines and VTM Belgium.

“Australian viewers have definitely worked up an appetite for Gordon, so we are delighted to be bringing them a feast of brand new episodes of Kitchen Nightmares USA and Hotel Hell,” said Angus Ross, Seven’s director of programming, in a statement.

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares franchise has been reversioned in more than 30 territories.

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