TORONTO, ONTARIO (January 25, 2019) - Heading into the Realscreen Summit, Distribution 360 is pleased to announce ongoing success of series starring home and reno lifestyle star Bryan Baeumler with deals for 300 hours across his franchise brands; alongside team announcements including a new acquisitions appointment.
D360 has secured a raft of new sales across these lifestyle franchises produced by Si Entertainment. The deals include a premiere in the UK and a new home in the US for superstar Bryan Baeumler who has been entertaining and helping viewers and DIYers worldwide for over 8 years.
UKTV has licensed 104 hours across all of Leave it to Bryan (130 x 30’), Bryan Inc. (26 x 60’) and Disaster DIY (26 x 30’), BYUtv has picked up all episodes of Leave it to Bryan for the US for a total of 65 hours, three seasons of Leave it to Bryan have gone to Viacom in Italy through a deal with GA&A, U7 Group (Russia) also acquired three seasons of Leave it to Bryan for Your Home Channel (Tvoy Dom), Bryan Inc 2 (13 x 60) has been sold to Blackstar TV (South Africa), and Foxtel (Australia) has licensed Bryan Inc. 2 (13 x 60) and renewed Leave it to Bryan seasons 1 & 4, and House of Bryan seasons 1 & 3.
Alongside this success in lifestyle sales comes exciting changes for the D360 team. Poised to expand our unscripted catalogue, Jordan Cavallo has been appointed to Senior Manager of Acquisitions & Operations to oversee new titles and financial efficiencies for our production partners across materials and deliveries - Jordan will attend Realscreen Summit next week. In sales, Smijlka Baljozovic has been promoted to Director of Sales taking on an expanded role overseeing sales management in addition to covering her territories in Eastern & Western Europe. And finally, D360 is pleased to announce the addition of Ali Spizarsky as the new Sales Manager, overseeing Asia, English Canada, Africa, Middle East and In-flight. Ali spent the last two years at Corus Entertainment as a Sales Coordinator.
”Bryan Baeumler has been entertaining audiences for over 8 years and we’re thrilled to be going from strength to strength distributing these series internationally. Our growth in the fact ent genre has driven the opportunities for promotions and new hires and I’m so excited to announce the promotions of Smiljka and Jordan and to bring Ali on board to join the team so we can continue on this great track!”, says Diane Rankin, SVP, Distribution 360.