Channel 4 Distribution today announces a number of new deals with UKTV including the sale of multiple Jamie Oliver titles and other lifestyle programming.

UKTV is adding eight new series to its network slate as well as renewing the licenses for ten previously acquired titles.

The new programming includes cooking shows such as Jamie’s Fish Supper (Fresh One) and Nigella Bites (Pacific), as well as three series of Walking Through History (Wildfire). Jamie Oliver will also feature in returns of Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals (Fresh One) and three Christmas themed shows, alongside Scandimania and multiple series of River Cottage (Keo), both starring Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

In addition, Scripps Networks Interactive will relicense Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals (Fresh One) for its Food Network following the purchase in April 2016.

4 Distribution’s UK Secondary Sales Manager Anne-marie Pardoe was responsible for negotiating these latest deals for Channel 4.

Carl Pfeiffer, Channel 4’s Head of Distribution said: ”We’re delighted to conclude this deal for these great programmes with UKTV, with whom we have a successful and long-standing distribution relationship and also with Scripps, an ongoing partner for our food and lifestyle shows.”

Alexandra Finlay, Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at UKTV said: “We’re very happy our collaboration with Channel 4 Distribution continues with this package of distinctive content featuring outstanding talent”.


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