Leading independent distributor all3media international has sold more than 100 hours of diverse factual content to Hong Kong’s ViuTV it announced today as it attended FILMART, the region’s premier international film and TV market.
The deal will see a package of culinary, health & lifestyle and crime programming launching on ViuTVsix throughout 2018. This includes the Studio Ramsay titles Culinary Genius (20 x 1-hour, for ITV), a dynamic, fast-paced blend of traditional cooking format and Japanese style gameshow; bold food variety show The F Word USA (11 x 1-hour, for Fox); and Secret Chef (4 x 1-hour, for ITV), which sees hopeless cooks trained by professional chefs unbeknownst to their friends and family. Rounding out the culinary acquisitions is Worst Bakers in America, following twelve unteachable home bakers as they are drafted into the world’s most intense baking boot camp (6 x 1-hour, Optomen Television for Food Network USA).
Gordon Ramsay also features in another ViuTV acquisition: Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine. Also from Studio Ramsay for ITV, this two-part special sees him strip away the veneer of cocaine’s glamorous image to expose a trail of criminality, cruelty and death, stretching from South and Central America to the UK. Eleven episodes of South Pacific Pictures’ Forensics (for Prime, New Zealand), have been chosen from all3media international’s crime and investigation catalogue, following the real life crime scene investigators who use science as a secret weapon, alongside two-part special Murder on the Internet, from Spun Gold TV for Channel 5, and The Innocence Network (4 x 1-hour), from Pernel Media for 13e Rue, France.
ViuTV has picked Swan Film’s one-hour doc Being Bipolar (for Channel 4), which explores the condition from the perspective of those living with it, and two series of Studio Lambert’s Body Fixers (20 x 1-hour) and Tattoo Fixers (series one and two, 24 x 1-hour in total), both produced for E4.
Further sales include Our Guy in China, following Guy Martin as he ignores the usual tourist destinations to uncover different aspects of China (3 x 1-hour, North One Television for Channel 4), and Spun Gold TV’s one-hour special World’s Ugliest Pets, produced for ITV.
Kit Yow, Sales Manager, Asia Pacific at all3media international, commented, “We’re very pleased to announce such a diverse deal with ViuTV as we expand the reach of our factual content throughout the Asia region. ViuTV is committed to offering the most comprehensive factual content to its viewers and this deal comprises a wide range of extremely entertaining and compelling programmes.”