‘High Gear‘ Steers To Australia

High Gear is returning to Australia for the primary time in additional than a decade. Paramount+ has ordered an area model of the British motoring collection, which BBC Studios will produce. Hosts are music composer and automobile fanatic Blair Joscelyne, Superb Race Australia presenter Beau Ryan and actor Jonathan LaPaglia. “Top Gear Australia promises to deliver everything fans love about the show but with an Aussie twist,” stated Daniel Monaghan, SVP Content material & Programming, Paramount Australia & New Zealand. “We can’t wait for Jonathan, Beau and Blair to get behind the wheel of the world’s biggest car entertainment show.” High Gear aired on SBS in 2008-9 after which moved to 9 Community from 2010-12 earlier than being canceled. The UK-originated format is produced in a number of territories and has been an enormous success world wide. The information comes, nonetheless, at a tough time for UK High Gear, which has been off air since host Andrew Flintoff was damage in an accident whereas filming. He most just lately agreed a £9M ($11M) settlement with BBC Studios.

Fremantle Expands Remit Of CEE Gross sales Chief

Fremantle has expanded the remit of CEE gross sales chief Nick Pawsey by handing him the keys to Nordics and the Benelux. Pawsey might be liable for driving gross sales of Fremantle’s reveals with native broadcasters and platforms within the hefty area, main the mixed group for programing gross sales throughout Fremantle’s scripted, factual and life-style catalogue. Based mostly out of London, he’ll report back to Jamie Lynn, EVP Co-Manufacturing and Distribution EMEA, whereas Fremantle is in search of a Director of Distribution, CEE to assist him. Concurrently, Louise Toner, who was beforehand VP Distribution, UK, has taken on the Irish transient. “Nick’s leadership will be essential for scaling up the growth of our distribution business in these regions,” stated Lynn. “Over the past six years with Fremantle, he has had incredible success getting our name and brilliant content in front of huge audiences.”

Canada’s Thunderbird Takes On ‘BooSnoo!’

Canada’s Thunderbird has taken on international media and shopper product rights to BooSnoo!, the Sky Youngsters collection. Bar the UK, Thunderbird Distribution has taken on the present for gross sales world wide. BooSnoo! is designed to captivate children by means of a novel neurodiverse-friendly method that options bespoke visuals set to music with a relaxed tone. It’s impressed by autistic stimming pursuits reminiscent of spinning, mechanics, predictable tracks, numbers and daring clear colors. Season 1 ran for 41 episodes on Sky Youngsters and it has been commissioned for a second season. “BooSnoo! is a special series. There is nothing like it in the market,” stated Richard Goldsmith, Thunderbird President of World Distribution & Shopper Merchandise.