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Sales round-up: Deals from All3Media, Banijay Rights, Passion

All3Media Int’l sells 130-plus hours into Latin America Indie distributor All3Media International has penned a deal with Discovery Networks Latin America that will see more than 130 hours of fact-ent broadcasting ...
January 17, 2018

All3Media Int’l sells 130-plus hours into Latin America

Indie distributor All3Media International has penned a deal with Discovery Networks Latin America that will see more than 130 hours of fact-ent broadcasting across the region.

Anchoring the content library is the four-part special Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners: The American Clean (pictured) from Betty TV, as well as Optomen Productions’ long-running series Worst Cooks in America and six-part series Worst Bakers in America, the latter of which follows 12 of America’s worst bakers as they enter into an intense baking boot camp.

The deal will also see Studio Lambert’s pop-up beauty makeover series Body Fixers and Tattoo Fixers, which rectifies all manners of tattoo disasters, debuting in Latin America.

Drag Race lands in Thailand

London-based sales house Passion Distribution has licensed the World of Wonder-made Drag Race format to Thailand, marking the first deal for the format in Asia.

The Kantana Group has acquired a localized adaptation of the award-winning series that will be hosted by fashion stylist Art-Arya In-dra.

Known locally as Drag Race Thailand, the series will follow 10 of the top Thai drag queens as they compete through various weekly challenges to become the nation’s next drag superstar.

Drag Race Thailand is scheduled to air on Feb. 15 on Line TV, which also airs the original RuPaul’s Drag Race series.

The deal follows the adaptation of Drag Race in Chile (The Switch Drag Race: El Arte Del Transformismo), which is broadcast on Free TV channel Mega.

Rive Gauche takes HLN’s Something’s Killing Me

Los Angeles-based producer-distributor Rive Gauche Television has secured the international sales rights to HLN’s medical mystery series Something’s Killing Me.

The 6 x 60-minute medical crime docuseries, hosted by Mr. Robot‘s BD Wong, delves into the investigations of medical mysteries while examining puzzling behaviors and diseases that result in near-death struggles. Featured in each episode are doctors, scientists and federal investigators attempting to cure each patient as their life hangs in the balance.

Ovation, Banijay Rights ink deal

American arts network Ovation has acquired season two of popular travel series Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty from Banijay Rights, the international distribution arm of Banijay Group.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ovation will gain U.S. cable premiere rights to the series for Ovation TV, as well as digital rights for the company’s VOD service Ovation NOW and also on Ovation’s AVOD service JOURNY.

The 10 x 30-minute series follows the New Zealand-born supermodel as she journeys across the Americas in search of the secrets to everlasting beauty a complete sense of well-being.

About The Author
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 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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