Russian, Polish nets bag All3 fact ent
UK gardening expert and TV presenter Monty Don
Russian pay TV broadcaster First HDTV, Polish pay TV platform ITI Neovision and BBC Poland have all acquired factual entertainment titles from UK-based distributor All3Media International.
First HDTV has picked up a package totalling almost 70 hours of content, including the eighth season of Gardeners’ World (25×60’); season three of Big Dreams, Small Spaces (6×60’); Love Your Garden (17×60’); and two-part special Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens.
Four health and wellbeing specials are also heading to Russia: Lion Television’s The Truth About Sleep and The Truth About Carbs, Tin Roof Media’s The Truth About Stress and Maverick Television’s The Sticky Truth About Sugar. Maverick Television’s challenge series Escape (5×60’) is also part of the deal.
First HDTV will air a collection of Lion TV documentary specials from the All3 catalogue, comprising Bomber Boys, Battle of Britain, Secrets of the Chinese Chariots and Guy Martin’s WW1 Tank from North One Television. Also acquired from All3 are Rat Bastards (6×30’) and Me, My Selfie & I: With Ryan Gander (1×60’).
Polish pay TV platform ITI Neovision has bagged 66 hours of content for its Domo+ channel, including S8 of Gardeners’ World, Monty Don’s Japanese Gardens, S8 of Love Your Garden and Monty Don’s American Gardens (3×60’).
ITI’s Kuchnia+ has picked up the travelogue Eddie Eats America (12×30’), while Canal+ acquired Snackmasters (3×60’) alongside two Raw TV specials, the award-winning Drowning in Plastic and Meat: A Threat to Our Planet?
In addition, ITI Neovision has renewed Big Dreams, Small Spaces and all three seasons of Amazing Productions’ Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke.
Finally, BBC Studios in Poland has acquired a number of shows for their channels BBC Brit, BBC Earth and BBC Lifestyle. BBC has picked up the first two seasons of competition series Race Across the World (15×60’), Ski A&E (10×60’), The Last Igloo, Our Guy in Japan (2×60’) and Guy Martin’s Great Escape (1×120’).
The broadcaster has also renewed health and wellbeing specials The Truth About… and long-running Gordon Ramsay-fronted series Kitchen Nightmares.