Voom HD Networks & UK's Electric Sky to create niche programming

MUMBAI: Voom HD Networks has announced that two co-productions with UK production company Electric Sky to create original niche programming for its high definition channels - Gallery HD with Art of the Heist and Ultra HD with season three of Fashion Avenue.

Dedicated to imagery and stories from the front line of the art world, Gallery HD will premiere a six part documentary series Art of the Heist uncovering the world's biggest art thefts in recent history. The show will follow the trail of police, FBI agents and their dubious informants, and provides insights into just how this world operates, from sting to recovery, informs an official release.

Ultra HD, devoted to the worlds of fashion, beauty and style, will premiere season three of Fashion Avenue. The six half hour episodes will feature supermodel Jodie Kidd shopping at boutiques on the most stylish streets of the world. Currently in production, the show is slated to premiere in first quarter of 2007. Each week, Kidd is joined by a local fashion expert and each sets a shopping mission for themselves within a set budget. They visit shops, boutiques, hot restaurants hotels and nightclubs. Avenues visited in past include Barcelona, Rome, Cape Town, Sydney and Prague.

Voom HD Networks first worked with Electric Sky in August of 2004, co-producing season one of Fashion Avenue, adds the release.

"Voom HD Networks is creating original niche programming that is truly maximising the medium of HD. With both of these series we are afforded the opportunity to work again with Electric Sky, a company that has a strong reputation within the international broadcast industry," said Voom HD Networks GM Greg Moyer. "Art of the Heist and Fashion Avenue contribute to our vast library of compelling HD content while fulfilling a void in a marketplace that is in need of quality high definition original programming."

Both series continue Voom HD Networks' commitment to investing in original niche programming, working with top production companies both domestically and internationally. Gallery HD and Ultra HD are part of the Voom HD Networks, currently available on Dish Network.

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