London— Independent UK based distributor DCD Rights has secured a pre-sale acquisition in the US for new culinary series Sarah Graham’s Food Safari and shipped recent launch A Cook Abroad to a host of international territories, it announced today, as it prepares to launch more brand new cookery-themed content at MIPCOM. 

DCD Rights will debut Sarah Graham’s Food Safari, the brand new 13 x 30’ series from the popular food writer and cook, to the global market in October. Ahead of this, the distributor has already signed a significant pre-sale deal with Cooking Channel, which has picked up the series with plans for a 2016 premiere in the US. DCD Rights has already achieved global success with Sarah’s fun and accessible cookery series Bitten: Sarah Graham Cooks Cape Town, which has sold to Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Middle East, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary.

At the same time, A Cook Abroad, the 6 x 60’ series from BBC Productions, which sees our best-loved cooks embarking on a tour of the world’s most inspiring food cultures, is now set to air throughout the Middle East, Asia, Japan and the Indian sub-continent following a pan regional deal with Discovery and in Africa with BBC Worldwide Global Channels. Further acquisitions include Foxtel (Australia), Discovery (New Zealand), France Television (France), TV2 (Denmark) and VRT (Flemish-speaking Belgium).