(August 12, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario)
Distribution360 continues to successfully sell Canadian content internationally with 170 episodes of factual programming from Canadian producers sold to international buyers across the globe. D360 has locked several deals for new series, Open House Overhaul andsold additional seasons of Ghostly Encounters to Destination America (US), alongside new deals for lifestyle and animal programming in Russia.
“We are proud that our Canadian factual and lifestyle content is successfully selling internationally and is in demand with broadcasters worldwide,” said Director, International Sales and Acquisition, Kirsten Hurd. “D360 is committed to working with outstanding third-party producers and curating a catalogue with content of the highest-quality that is trending and on the pulse of what international viewers want to watch.”
D360’s first acquisition from their first-look deal with RTR Media, Open House Overhaul (14x30’), has launched with great success, being sold to Foxtel(Australia), Globosat (Brazil), Decasa (Spain and Portugal) in a deal throughKiwi Media, and LiTV (Asia) in a sale brokered by Bomanbridge Media. The series features designer Samantha Pynn redesigning houses on the market to amp up the property value before the next open house showing. Other lifestyle and home programming, Disaster DIY (26x30’), Tackle My Reno (14x30’) andHouse of Bryan Season 3 (14x30’) from Si Entertainment, has been sold to First HDTV (Russia) through a deal with Alati International Marketing.
Following a successful 18 episode run, Destination America (US) has licensed the remaining 65x30’ episodes of the Wraith Films Inc. series Ghostly Encounters.The real-life paranormal series takes the viewer on a chilling ride through a fascinating, highly personal ghost story using re-enactments, interviews and archival photography, all while combining the exhilarating drama of the encounter with a critical in-depth look at the individual’s experience.
National Geographic Channels International has also extended its footprint with the heart-warming Tessa & Scott (7x30’), licensing the program for 17 more territories across Central and Eastern Europe, taking the territory total to over 40 countries for their Nat Geo People brand. The Media Headquarters produced series has also been picked up by Foxtel (Australia).
Family-friendly pet programming Talent Hounds (4x30’), produced by Hop To It Productions, and Season 5 and 6 of the Purple Dog Media and White Iron Pictures series At the End of My Leash (26x30’) have sold to First HDTV (Russia) through Alati International Marketing.
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