Toronto-based Portfolio Entertainment cruises into next week's
television trade event Mipcom with nearly a dozen recently
signed broadcast deals with territories spanning the globe
for programming across multiple genres including lifestyle,
animal, children's, culinary, travel and how-to series.
Entertainment director of sales and acquisitions Jon Rutherford
says, "The growth of our sales this past year is due
in part to the diversity of our current slate of programming.
We are committed to acquiring even more new series in a variety
of genres in the months ahead".
Asia (Japan) renewed the second and third seasons of Animal
Pet Network (Canada) has acquired 26 hour-long episodes of
Top Dogs. This is a series featuring canines of all
sizes, shapes and breeds as they compete in spectacular events
+ / Domo TV (Poland) is the first in line for the first season
of Mansions. The series provides a glimpse into the
world of high-stakes wheeling, dealing, designing and building
of multi-million dollar homes.
Xpresi (Indonesia) set its sights on all 26 half-hours of
Workforce. This is a career exploration series designed
to help young people make educated decisions about their future
TV (Hungary) purchased all 26 half-hours of Campus Vets
which details dramatic tales of students and animal patients;
all 26 half-hours of Workforce the career exploration
series for tweens; the first season of French Food At Home.
Here host Laura Calder articulates the philosophy of French
cooking with passion; and all five seasons of Chef At Large
featuring Chef Michael Smith as he travels to meet other skilled
chefs, investigates their amazing, diverse kitchens and documents
their unique and challenging worlds.
Netherlands channel picked up a full order of Bump!, an international
travel series targeting the sights, culture and cuisine of
(Puerto Rico) picked up 26 half-hours of Heads Up!.
This is an astronomy series that takes children and tween
viewers beyond the basics of the Big Dipper and the Moon,
and introduces them to the magical content and practical context
of the universe.
(Chile) sets off on a journey with the DVD rights for all
26 half-hour episodes of the animated children's adventure
series Toad Patrol.