Cineflix Rights and Lifetime® bring Property Brothers to the UK
February 16, 2015
Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television distributors, has signed a deal with Lifetime® in the UK to bring its hit North American show Property Brothers to viewers where it will air under the title My Dream Home.
On Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott help couples find, buy, and transform extreme fixer-uppers into incredible dream homes. First, Drew tracks down hidden gems with untapped potential, and then it’s up to identical twin brother, Jonathan, to expertly overhaul these ramshackle properties.
The show, produced by Cineflix Productions in association with HGTV in the US and W Network Canada, is in its 5th season (117x60’). Consistently among the highest rated shows on HGTV and one of the most successful and long-running property brands in the US, Property Brothers has been sold to more than 100 countries around the world including Australia, Italy, France, Denmark, Spain, Norway, South Africa, Latin America, and Asia, including China.
Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “Jonathan and Drew have become superstars in the US and we’re thrilled to be launching their hugely successful show with Lifetime where we’re confident it will be a hit with UK viewers. Property Brothers is one of our most successful global brands and we’ve also worked with Jonathan and Drew to extend the franchise internationally with other hits such as Buying & Selling, Brother vs Brother and Property Brothers at Home which we hope to bring to the UK in the near future.”
Koulla Anastassi, Director of Programming Lifetime and CI, added: “We are pleased to bring the world-famous Property Brothers to Lifetime in the UK for the first time. We are confident that the wonderfully charming Drew and Jonathan will give viewers an added incentive to tune in to Lifetime."
Jonathan Scott, Property Brothers co-host said: “For Drew and me, crossing the pond is a major step. Our family is from the UK and we couldn’t be more excited!” Jonathan’s twin brother and co-host Drew added, “Cineflix Rights has enormous traction around the world. Its sales team continues to support us in bringing our shows to new markets."
The deal was negotiated by Sandra Piha, SVP, Program Sales Pan-Regional, UK, Éire, and Scandinavia.
For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
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About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is a leading, independent UK television content distributor with a catalogue of 4,000 hours of established, returning series and fresh content that is successfully building broadcasters’ schedules worldwide. The company’s roster of factual and scripted in-house and third-party programs from 72 producer partners covers a wide breadth of genres including crime and investigation, history, home and design, lifestyle, science, wildlife and natural history, as well as formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.
About A+E Networks® UK
A+E Networks® UK, a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Sky, is a broadcaster representing a portfolio of high-quality, ground-breaking factual and entertainment channels including HISTORY®, HISTORY®HD, Lifetime®, Lifetime® HD, Crime + Investigation™, Crime + Investigation™ HD and H2®. A+E Networks® UK launched in November 1995, and has channels available in 90 countries across the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, and is available in more than 85 million homes and in 19 languages.