Aussie food and lifestyle shows go global in new Parade TV deals

• The deals see TV series from Australian production houses heading to all corners of the globe.

UK-based TV distributor Parade Media has sold 330 hours of content worldwide to close out the year. The sales see Parade’s programming going to a host of territories, including APAC, EMEA, and LATAM.

The deals see TV series from Australian production houses heading to all corners of the globe.

In EMEA, AMC Hungary have acquired a 55-hour package including culinary delights from Australian Indie Hsquared including Macao Gourmet (6 x 30’), Loving Gluten Free (10 x 30’), Outback Gourmet (8 x 30’), Ainsley’s Market Menu (6 x 60’), Good Chef, Bad Chef (65 x 30’) as well as Inside the Box with Jack Stein (10 x 30) by another Aussie Indie powerhouse Projucer and Cook Like an Italian (10 x 30’) by Essential Media. In home content, Season 2 of Luxury Homes revealed (20 x 30’) by Abode Entertainment was selected.

Headed to Matkanalen Norway are six new culinary travel titles Luke Nguyen’s Railway Vietnam (10 x 30 minutes; Creative Media), Field Trip with Curtis Stone (6 x 30 minutes; Sunny Side Up Productions); Asia Unplated with Diana Chan (10 x 30 minutes; Hsquared), and This is Mexico (6 x 30 minutes; Dual Entertainment), as well as Macao Gourmet and Cook Like An Italian.

Fox Bulgaria have also acquired character-led culinary titles Inside the Box with Jack Stein, Field Trip with Curtis Stone, Macao Gourmet and Cook Like an Italian.

Rounding up EMEA, Serbia’s Fishing Channel have reeled in Season 5, 6 & 7 of the AFN Fishing Show (40 x 60’), while BON GUSTO Germany are cooking up a storm with Australian MasterChef alumni Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield (20 x 30’), The Chocolate Queen (13 x 30’), and Andy & Ben Eat Australia (15 x 30’) & Andy & Ben Eat The World (5 x 30’).

Parade have also sent a slew of Factual & Lifestyle titles across Australia and New Zealand. Find Me a Beach House (10 x 30’) has found a new home in HGTV New Zealand and GEE for Qantas which follows Deborah Hutton and the buying decisions of beach house hunters in various locations around Australia. Luke Nguyen’s Railway Vietnam, Field Trip with Curtis Stone, and Outback Vet are all headed to Choice TV in New Zealand. Elsewhere, Outback Vet was also picked up by Blue Ant Media for their Cottage Life channel in Canada.

In Australia, Network Seven bagged Demolition NZ Season 1 & 2 (20 x 30’) as well as the 1 Hour Special by Broadcast Media for its 7mate channel while Nine Network has licensed the brand-new primetime dating show Undercover Twins (7 x 60’) from Voltage which finds one pair of identical twin sisters pretending to be the same girl, switching places throughout. Format rights to the show have been picked up by Endemol Shine Group.

Moving to Asia, MediaCorp has picked up a package deal with over 60 hours of culinary titles including Ainsley’s Market Menu, Loving Gluten Free, Good Chef Bad Chef, Tasty Conversations with Audra Morrice (16 x Interstitials), United Plates of America Season 1 and Season 2 (26 x 30’), and Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen Season 1 and Season 2 (12 x 30’). Earlier this month, FNG Asia snatched up Food Lab (65 x 30’) and Peter Kuruvita’s Mexican Fiesta (10 x 30’).

Lastly, Across the US & LatAm Season 3 of The Home Team (13 x 30’) has been ordered by Injaus and The Sun Channel has bagged United Plates of America. Tastemade in the US has also picked up Luke Nguyen’s Railway Vietnam for their Linear, SVOD & AVOD platforms.

Deals in US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand were brokered by CEO Matthew Ashcroft, while Europe and Asia were brokered by VP Distribution EMEA Heike Renner and VP Distributions & Operations Asia, Jacqueline Tan respectively. All LatAm deals were negotiated by Daniel Rodriguez, SVP of Distribution LatAm.

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