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Scripps Networks to launch 1,200 hours of original programming at MIPCOM 2014

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MUMBAI: Scripps Networks International that develops home, food and travel lifestyle content, announced that its newly established program sales and distribution division will introduce 1,200 hours of fresh content at MIPCOM 2014.

This will include its network channels Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel. “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, property and investment shows,” said International Program Licensing and Distribution VP Hud Woodle. “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.” He added.

The following are a few key titles featured in the MIPCOM 2014 sales catalogue.

Home                                                       

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 He's giving his outdated 1980s home a full makeover, from demolition to rebuilding and design to decorating.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 show 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.

Food

Scripps Networks’ food programme Bite This with Nadia G (Tricon Films and Television for Cooking Channel, 14 x 30) and Restaurant Redemption for Asian cuisine.(Lion TV for Cooking Channel, 26 x 30).

Travel

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).          

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