ITV Studios takes Passion's 'Challenge' to multiple territories

ITV Studios takes Passion's 'Challenge' to multiple territories


MUMBAI: ITV Studios has optioned the rights to Passion Distribution?s ‘100 Mile Challenge‘, which was originally created by production team Paperny Entertainment for Food Network Canada and is a part reality series, part docu-soap, part social experiment.

ITV Studios? agreement covers territories including UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, with the initial interest stemming from ITV Studios France, who optioned the rights in 2010 and have completed the production of the first series (6 x 52?) called ?200 Kilom?tres ? la Ronde? for France T?l?visions.

The show focuses on six families in a close community who accept the challenge to only eat food produced within a 100-mile radius of their homes for 100 days.

The finished programme version of ‘100 Mile Challenge‘ has also sold well to date, with the rights being licensed to territories such as Pan Asia (Sundance International), Germany (Gusto TV), USA (Planet Green), Africa (Royal Channels), Spain (Canal Cocina), Finland (MTV3 for Ava) and Japan (NHK), the company said.

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