"Race Across the World"
Discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, announced a high-volume, multi-territory SVOD deal with leading independent distributor All3Media International. More than 250 hours of premium non-scripted content features in the acquisition, including "Race Across the World", "Naked Attraction", "The Undateables" and titles from All3Media International’s Gordon Ramsay portfolio.
In addition to dozens of exclusive original titles, Discovery+ features top non-fiction content from All3, Warner Bros., A&E, The History Channel, and Lifetime, as well as exclusive streaming access to the largest collection of natural history content from the BBC. Internationally, Discovery is leveraging its massive library of local-language content, as well as its broad portfolio of live sports, to drive its direct-to-consumer offering across more than 25 key markets in 2021, including the Nordics, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain. Discovery+ will also launch in Latin American markets, including a planned launch in Brazil, and in parts of Asia.
“Discovery is uniquely positioned to mobilize international streaming growth and provide a global platform for All3’s beloved series, which pair perfectly with our massive library of local-language originals,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy, Discovery, Inc. “We know our fans will love these projects and we’re thrilled to continue to grow our business with All3.”
Both seasons (15 x 60’ in total) of Studio Lambert’s hit adventure BAFTA-winning series "Race Across the World" have been picked up in the deal, with SVOD rights signed for North America, India, Italy, and Spain. Both seasons are now streaming on Discovery+. Moreover, all four seasons (40 x 60’ in total) of bold dating series "Naked Attraction", also from Studio Lambert, will be available on Discovery+ later this year in North America, and are currently available across multiple international markets, including Norway, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands, with additional territories to come. Original, local versions of the format also premiered in Italy and Finland, with another set to launch in Norway on Discovery+. And SVOD rights to 11 series – a total of 45 episodes – of Betty’s award-winning "The Undateables" have been signed for North America, launching later in 2021 on Discovery+.
Sally Habbershaw, EVP Americas at All3Media International, commented: “As the way we consume all genres of content continues to evolve, the roll-out of Discovery+ around the world represents a fantastic opportunity to bring premium non-scripted content to a brand-new audience. People have never been more fascinated by real-life stories, whether we tell them via globe-trotting adventures, innovative dating shows, or intense culinary battles – so we’re very pleased that this diverse selection of titles will be available in multiple territories and forges our partnership with Discovery +.”
The deal covers North American SVOD rights to 100+ hours of content from All3Media International’s Gordon Ramsay portfolio. Titles include two high-octane cooking competitions – "Culinary Genius" (UK) and five seasons of "The F Word" (UK) – as well as six seasons of "Kitchen Nightmares", two seasons of Gordon Ramsay’s "Great Escape" and three documentaries: "Gordon Ramsay Behind Bars", "Gordon Ramsay: Shark Bait" and "Gordon Ramsay On Cocaine". All titles are now streaming on Discovery+, with the exception of "Gordon Ramsay On Cocaine", which is set to launch later this year.
Story Films’ "Generation Porn" (3 x 60’), Maverick Television’s "The Elephant Hospital" (2 x 60’) and North One’s "Ski A&E" (10 x 60’), plus 60’ specials "Extreme Everest" (Parable) and "The Parachute Murder Plot" (Optomen), have also been signed by Discovery+ for North America. All titles are now streaming on Discovery+, with the exception of "Generation Porn", which is set to launch later this year.
As the way we consume all genres of content continues to evolve, the roll-out of Discovery+ around the world represents a fantastic opportunity to bring premium non-scripted content to a brand-new audience” Sally Habbershaw EVP Americas at All3Media International