Oz’s Odyssey inks supply deals

SYDNEY — Just three weeks before bowing on Aussie cabler Optus Vision (OV), documentary channel Odyssey has sewn up several major supply deals, toplined by what is said to be the first Oz output deal for Knoxville, Tenn.-based cable network Home and Garden Television (HGTV).

Daily Variety understands the HGTV fare, which includes “Gardens of the World,” “All in Good Taste” and “The Carol Duvall Show,” will be transmitted daily in HGTV-branded blocks on Odyssey, which debuts its 18-hour-a-day service July 1 on OV’s basic package.

The channel is owned by Continental Australia Programming, a subsid of US West’s Media One.

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