LONDON — Latin American buyers have acquired a taste for shows fronted by British chef Jamie Oliver.
Globosat in Brazil and Fox Life in the rest of Latin America have nabbed a number of cooking skeins presented by Oliver, including “Jamie Oliver’s Dream School,” “Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals,” “Jamie Cooks Summer,” “Jamie’s Christmas with Bells On,” “Jamie’s Great Feastival” and “Jamie’s Great Britain.”
Deals were struck with distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises, which has also announced other Latin American sales in the run-up to NATPE.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has nabbed season 12 of “American Idol” in the region, as well as Suriname and the Caribbean.
FME has also closed a deal with Turner’s Glitz to air seasons 10 and 11 of “Project Runway” in Latin America.
Glitz has also taken the fourth season of the music series “Live From Abbey Road” in its second window. The first run of the fifth season of the show airs on Sony Spin.
Seasons four to six of Spike TV’s “1,000 Ways to Die,” a skein from “Ice Road Truckers” producer Thom Beers’ Original Prods. that shows the real ways people die, has been sold to Turner’s Infinito in Latin America, with several terrestrial outlets across the region picking up the series as well.
Gameshow format “Hole in the Wall” comes back for a second season on Teletica in Costa Rica, while the comedic format “Distraction” will air in Argentina and Uruguay on Telefe.
Finally, Latin America’s DirecTV has inked a drama package deal with FME, which includes two series based on true stories: the Australian series “Killing Time” and the British drama “The Sinking of the Laconia.” The package also includes British suspenser “What to Do When Someone Dies.”