New York – Scripps Networks International announced that its newly established Programme Sales and Distribution division will introduce 1,200 hours of fresh new content at MIPCOM from across the company’s portfolio of networks including Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel. From house hunting to the sizzling drama of the kitchen, Scripps Networks offers content that inspires and transports audiences around the globe.
“The breadth of Scripps Networks’ offering includes a vibrant mix of home, food and travel content spanning culinary competition, adventure, food travelogues, home make-over, and property and investment shows,” said Hud Woodle, Vice President, International Programme Licensing and Distribution. “With genuine storytelling, compelling personalities and high entertainment value at the core of every show, Scripps Networks’ high-quality lifestyle and factual entertainment programming is a must-have for programmers.”
The following are a few key titles featured in the MIPCOM 2014 sales catalogue.
From the back roads of America to the final frontier, Scripps Networks home-themed programming goes beyond the hammer and nail to build powerful stories with colourful characters.
TV icon William Shatner is going boldly into a brand new adventure in The Shatner Project (Scott Sternberg Productions for DIY Network, 6 x 30’) – as project manager of his own remodel. He’s giving his outdated 1980s home a full makeover, from demolition to rebuilding and design to decorating.
For third-generation alligator farmers Britney, Kasey and Chelsea Brooks, no task is too tough when you’re Growing Up Gator (2C Media for Great American Country, 6 x 30’), whether it’s raising over 7,000 gators at their family farm to wrangling massive gators during rescue missions.
A hit restoration series Salvage Dawgs (Trailblazer Studios, NC, Inc. for DIY Network, 52 x 30’) sees co-owners of premier architectural salvage operation Black Dog Salvage bid on condemned homes and buildings in order to secure valuable vintage pieces to resell.
Also making its market debut is the hugely popular House Hunters franchise, including hit spinoffs House Hunters International: Where Are They Now? (Leopard Films for HGTV, 10 x 30’), where we revisit the most memorable families to check out their amazing renovations, and House Hunters: Off the Grid (Leopard Films for HGTV, 5 x 30’), which takes house hunting to the extreme as buyers tour unconventional properties way off the beaten path.
Scripps Networks’ food programming sizzles, whether viewers are on the road with firecracker Nadia G discovering the best bites across America’s hottest culinary meccas in Bite This with Nadia G (Tricon Films & Television for Cooking Channel, 14 x 30’), or watching chef Ching-He Huang revitalise struggling Asian restaurants in Restaurant Redemption (Lion TV for Cooking Channel, 26 x 30’).
Scripps Networks’ travel series transport adrenaline seekers and voyeuristic travelers alike. From the depths of the jungle comes Hotel Amazon (Crazy Legs Productions for Travel Channel, 6 x 60’), a fascinating look at the grueling experience of building a world-class resort in the middle of the Amazon.
The ultimate house gazing road trip goes beyond the gate in Mega Mansions (Indigo Films for Travel Channel, 6 x 30’), as viewers get an exclusive look at America’s most enormous and opulent mansions.
Take a trip with adventure seeker Don Wildman as he explores America’s most extraordinary monuments and intriguing events and characters in Monumental Mysteries (Optomen Productions, Inc. for Travel Channel, 40 x 60’).