Canadian celebrity chef to promote her new show among fans in
Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Kuala Lumpur
SINGAPORE, 17 JUNE 2017– Asian Food Channel (AFC) welcomes Anna Olson to four cities in Southeast Asia as she promotes her new show Inspired with Anna Olson, premiering exclusively on AFC come Friday, 29 July at 9.00pm. The culinary icon will start her two week tour in Singapore from 8 July and travel onwards to Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Kuala Lumpur to get close and personal with fans from the region.
Inspired with Anna Olson has a total of 10 episodes and will feature Anna’s unforgettable culinary journey from street food stalls to high-end restaurants, to learn the secrets behind Asia’s best-loved signature dishes and then adapt the techniques, ingredients and flavors in her kitchen to create her own inspired dishes gathered from her travels.
During the first of Anna’s two part visit to Singapore, she meets and learns from Peranakan Chef Violet Oon, who shows Anna the cooking techniques and the rich heritage behind the preparation of Peranakan favorites such as Ayam Tempra (braised chicken) and Kaya Toast (coconut jam with butter on toast). Inspired by Ayam Tempra, Anna uses the technique of a one-pot braised dish with her Inspired Chicken Paprikash. Drawing parallels between the ginger and chili in Tempra and ground paprika in her dish.
“I have been so grateful to my AFC viewers for the support and interest they’ve had in my baking and cooking over the years. The making of Inspired with Anna Olson has been a phenomenal experience for me. It has deepened my respect for Asia’s diverse and deeply-rooted cultures. This is my opportunity to connect by sharing my sense of appreciation and wonder at the new cuisines and dishes I’ve been able to explore, across so many countries. The flavors from the region are so varied and intense, yet at the same time, so humble and heartwarming. I hope that viewers enjoy the show as much as I have had in making it.” said Anna.
AFC viewers and fans of Anna who wish to meet her can do so on 10 July, at Harvey Norman located in Millennia Walk, Level 1 between 2 to 5pm. Anna will be conducting a live demo in collaboration with Starhub Hubalicious. Be the first of 10 subscribers to register at www.starhub.com/hubablicious for an exclusive meet and greet with Anna Olson.
Anna’s emphasis is always on respecting the techniques, the ingredients, and the people she learned from, while finding new ways to use them. Anna is recognized internationally for many culinary television programs such as Bake with Anna Olson, Sugar and Fresh with Anna Olson, all previously aired on AFC.
In line with the program premiere, AFC will also stream ‘live’ the pilot episode of Inspired with Anna Olson on its website www.asianfoodchannel.com/inspiredwithannaolson
About the Asian Food Channel
Asian Food Channel (AFC) is the region’s leading food-focused channel that celebrates the unique Asian culinary experience with the added touch of global flavour. AFC entertains viewers with a range of local and international content from reality, lifestyle to travelogue program formats. It believes in celebrating the rich history and story behind Asia’s most beloved cuisines and continues to grow its library of originally produced Asian content, breaking boundaries with new and exciting programs such as Bake with Anna Olson, Family Kitchen with Sherson, The Amazing Food Challenge: Fun In The Philippines, Wonderful Indonesia Flavours and Fresh Off Japan. Online engagement for the channel website and Facebook page garners close to two million likes and continues to increase daily. Asian Food Channel is part of Scripps Networks Interactive, one of the world’s leading producers of lifestyle content. More information is available on www.asianfoodchannel.com or Facebook page www.facebook.com/asianfoodchannel
AFC is available on the following channels:
|Singapore||Starhub TV Ch 435|
|Malaysia||ASTRO Ch 703|
|Philippines||SkyCable Ch 22 (Analog)/Ch 248 (HD), Dream Satellite TV Ch 27, Cignal Ch 26, Destiny Cable Ch 71 (Analog)/ Ch22 (Digital)|
|Hong Kong||nowTV Ch 527|
|Taiwan||MOD Ch 90|
|Indonesia||First Media Ch 76 (Jakarta)/ Ch 40 (Surabaya), Indovision Ch 240, Play Media Ch 240, Nexmedia Ch 210, Topas TV Ch 302, Big TV Ch 209, Matrix TV Ch 25, Skyindo Ch 50, Biznet Ch 308|
|Cambodia||PPCTV Ch 22 (Wireless Digital TV)/ Ch 75 (Digital TV)|
|Brunei||ASTRO Ch 703|
|Mongolia||Univision Ch 203|
|Vietnam||MyTV Ch 109, HTVC Ch 61, OneTV Ch 139, Next TV Ch 84, K+ Ch 88, SCTV Ch 240|
Toronto, Canada – June 06, 2016 – Peace Point Rights and Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD) announce an agreement that will see Peace Point as the exclusive distributor for CMD’s unscripted titles in multiple international territories. Initial titles include the news special End of Days, children’s educational series Super Genius, celebrity entertainment series Talk the Walk, Olympic documentary series Flame of Passion, and the reality series’ SHÄK and XRC. The agreement was arranged by Julie Chang, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Acquisitions for Peace Point Rights, and Marcello Coltro, Executive Vice President, Content Distribution for Cisneros Media.
The agreement covers exclusive distribution rights in Canada, UK, France, Monaco, Andorra, French speaking Belgium and Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Baltics, Balkans, CIS, Australia and New Zealand.
“Cisneros Media Distribution’s catalogue holds exceptional content with exciting series that cross borders and entertain all audiences. We are delighted to partner with CMD to bring their content to multiple territories worldwide,” said Les Tomlin, President Peace Point Entertainment.
“As Cisneros Media Distribution new creative content business unit Mobius.Lab Productions builds up its diverse library of high-quality programming with multi-platform rights, greatly increasing our audience reach in several regions of the world, we are now expanding into markets and countries where our previous library was not relevant to local media outlets. Today, thanks to Mobius.Lab’s global genres and formats, such as ‘Super Genius,’ ‘End of Days,’ ‘Shäk,’ and ‘Talk the Walk’, to mention a few of our hottest productions, we are able to enlist and cater to a wide range of new clients in a variety of languages, and Peace Point’s expertise and relationships are key in securing the successful placement of this catalog in these markets,” said Cisneros Media’s Marcello Coltro.
End of Days (4 x 30’) delves into the details of an international crisis: the threat of the Islamic State. The terrorists of the army, also known as ISIS or DAESH, have declared war upon all those who do not share their same mindset. They are determined to bring mankind to the ‘end of days,’ if we don’t do something to prevent them. Produced by Mobius.Lab Productions.
Super Genius (104 x 30’) is a children’s variety magazine that aims at strengthening their basic knowledge in the principal areas of learning, in a fun and educational way. Thanks to Getty Images’ unique visual universe, children are able to travel through the most incredible content, such as: Science and Nature; Insects and Dinosaurs; Wild Animals and Pets; Trivia and Games; Art and Music; Cooking and Cuisine; and Language and Dialects. Produced by Mobius.Lab Productions
Talk the Walk (13 x 30’) is a look at the evolution of different celebrities who achieved international recognition, analyzing their fashion style, career and personal choices including relationships, from the inception of their careers to the current days – what worked, what didn’t. Produce by Mobius.Lab Productions, the series is also available in flexible formatted versions.
Flame of Passion (6 x 30’) is an Olympic special that documents the atmosphere and behind the scene intricacies related to all the top level athletes and their journey to representing their country, and the road to achieving a gold medal.
XRC (6 seasons / 78 x 30’) Get ready for the most gripping, adrenaline-filled, nail biting reality footage available today. Over thousands of hours of extreme video action, ranging from high-speed pursuits and violent gang shootouts to nerve-racking rescues, out-of-control fires and much more. Captured on the spot by the fearless cameramen of RMG News, one of the world’s most successful news video gathering organizations, the exclusive XRC footage delivers thousands of provocative high octane images that you can’t find anywhere else.
SHÄK (2 seasons / 26 x 30’) presents countless fast-paced, incredible, real-life experiences. Through astonishing footage, experience police chases, stakeouts and raids, extreme adventures, natural disasters, unbelievable scares and dangerous situations, that will leave you at the edge of your seat, pupils dilated, adrenaline rushing. Once you have a shot of SHÄK, your heart won’t stop racing, it’ll run through your veins and you won’t be able to look away.
Peace Point Entertainment is a global developer and producer of engaging, award-winning multiplatform content seen in over 190 countries. The company has produced over 600 hours of content, including international co-productions with numerous countries including the USA, United Kingdom and South Africa. Peace Point Rights initiates partnerships globally with broadcasters, online content distributors and producers, with its catalogue of over 1,000 hours of lifestyle and scripted series, sports specials and feature films. The company also seeks co-production and format opportunities in addition to actively seeking product acquisitions. www.peacepoint.tv
Cisneros Media Distribution (CMD) is a global distributor of entertainment content with more than 35 years at the forefront of the industry. Part of the Cisneros Media corporate division, CMD markets the products of its affiliated production companies – Cisneros Studios, the largest independent producer of Hispanic content in the United States, and Venevision, the leading broadcaster and producer in Venezuela – in addition to the catalogues of key independent production houses from around the world, amassing a library of more than 30,000 hours of entertainment content, distributed in more than 100 countries and more than 20 languages. Based in Miami, Florida, Cisneros Media Distribution also offers Pay TV channels and services, including its cable networks, Venevision Plus, VmasTV and VePlusTV, which reach millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit www.CisnerosMediaDist.com
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Toronto, Canada – June 9, 2014 – Peace Point Rights’ original unscripted family series, Bulloch Family Ranch (14×60’), has been sold to Nat Geo People in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australia territories. The series, produced by Peace Point Entertainment forU.S. based UP and now in its 2nd season, chronicles the day-to-day life of Rusty and Julie Bulloch who have raised over 25 at-risk teenagers and young adults while raising their own two biological children.
“The Bullochs’ opening their hearts and home to these kids who were on the verge of being lost is truly inspirational and we are delighted that Nat Geo People will bring these compelling stories to viewers around the world,” said Les Tomlin, President Peace Point Entertainment.
Toronto, Canada – June 19, 2014 – Peace Point Rights and leading fighting sports media agency Fighting Spirit announce an international distribution partnership for the feature length documentary Takedown: the DNA of GSP (1×90’), an in-depth, unprecedented look into the world of former three time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (GSP). Peace Point Rights has worldwide rights (excluding Canada and U.S. Linear TV rights) to the feature-length documentary and this agreement will see Fighting Spirit represent it on an exclusive worldwide basis for all television, on demand and digital platforms excluding in addition New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.
“This is an immense honor for us as Georges St-Pierre is considered the greatest mixed martial artist of all time,” said Laurent Pourrut, CEO Fighting Spirit. “The agreement shows Peace Point’s trust in our expertise and unique position in the marketplace and this outstanding documentary perfectly complements our portfolio of live events.”
“Takedown: The DNA of GSP is a truly remarkable documentary and we are delighted to have Fighting Spirit, who are acknowledged as the leading experts in the world of fight content, represent the show internationally,” said Les Tomlin, President and CEO Peace Point Entertainment.
Peace Point Rights sells Food Truck Face Off to Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic’s TLC
Toronto, Canada – July 08, 2014 – Peace Point Rights’ newest food series, Food Truck Face Off (Pilot & season 1, 13×60’) has been sold to Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic and will air on their TLC network. Produced and distributed by Peace Point, the series sees newbie food entrepreneurs with big dreams compete for the ultimate prize – a customized food truck for one year.
Hosted by Jesse Palmer, well known NFL quarterback and sport commentator and former star of The Bachelor, Food Truck Face Off puts passionate dreamers, seeking to own their own food truck, in the hot seat. Four teams of partners pitch their concepts to a panel of three judges, who then decide which two teams get to duke it out in the streets, selling their offerings to a discerning crowd of food truck savvy customers in LA, Miami, Austin and Toronto. Whichever team earns the most money over two frenzied days of selling, will walk away with the keys to their truck for one whole year.
Toronto, Canada – January 21, 2014 – Peace Point Entertainment’s original unscripted family series, Bulloch Family Ranch (7×60’), has been renewed for a second season on UP network in the US. The series chronicles the daily life of Rusty and Julie Bulloch who have raised more than thirty at-risk “kids,” plus two biological children, all while managing multiple jobs. Season II premieres on UP on February 26th. Bulloch Family Ranch is produced by Peace Point Entertainment for UP. The series was created by Ian Wisniewski. Peace Point Rights handles international distribution of the series.
“Bulloch Family Ranch was UP’s highest-rated series premiere ever and we are delighted it has been renewed for a second season. Its inspirational story has really struck a chord with viewers in both the US and internationally,” said Les Tomlin, CEO Peace Point Entertainment and executive producer of the series.
LONDON – NOVEMBER 20, 2013: Scripps Networks International, the leading global developers and broadcasters of lifestyle programming, announces today it has acquired a trio of programmes from Canadian distributor Peace Point Rights for Food Network UK, Eire and Poland, and for Fine Living across EMEA. All series will broadcast in the first half of 2014.
The first acquisition follows the recent success of hit food series Fresh with Anna Olson Seasons 1-3 (65×30’) on Food Network. Olson is one Food Network’s top ‘in the kitchen’ chefs and the series outperformed the daytime average for the channel by ten percent. Given the programme’s strong following thus far, the first three series have been signed for an extended run in the UK, Eire and Poland. The series sees renowned pastry chef Anna Olson inviting viewers into the comfort of her home where she creates unique scrumptious meals using the mantra ‘eat fresh, eat local.’ Moreover, in the last 12 months Anna Olson has been the most popular chef across foodnetwork.co.uk with her video and recipe content generating nearly 1 million page views.
Toronto, Canada (November 06, 2013) Peace Point Rights is pleased to announce the sale of food and lifestyle titles to AXN Black, a channel from Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks across, Central Europe. Titles include fitness and nutrition series Body Fuel season 1 (13×30’), food/culinary invention series Food Jammers Season 2&3 (26×30’) and “junk can be treasure” series Hammer and Chew Season 1 (10×30’).
AXN Black is distributed across Central Europe including Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Cannes, France (MIPCOM) – October 07, 2013 – Peace Point Rights announces the sale of its bridal fashion reality series Keasha’s Perfect Dress (14×30’) and Keasha’s Fashion Tips (21×2’) to RTL Netherlands, to air on RTL Lounge this fall.
In Keasha’s Perfect Dress, renowned bridal consultant Keasha Rigsby, who endeared audiences on Say Yes to the Dress, opens her own exclusive bridal boutique and takes viewers inside the bustling salon where brides have high hopes and big decisions about finding the prefect dress for the perfect day. While making true connections with every bride in the quest for bridal perfection, she manages their opinionated friends and families. Joined by junior consultant Aaron and assistant Angela, Keasha begins an exciting new chapter in her career.
Toronto, Canada – September 25, 2013 – Peace Point Rights announces its slate for Mipcom 2013, including new scripted and lifestyle series, documentaries and features.
New television series include:
Both produced and distributed by Peace Point are; Food Truck Face Off (1×60’) It’s a truck, it’s a kitchen –it’s a dream! Four teams duke it out for the ultimate prize – their very own customized food truck for one full year. Teams pitch their ideas to a panel of judges who select the top two teams that get to move on to putting their concepts to the test for two frenzied days of selling. The dream comes true for the team that makes the most profits; Colin and Justin’s Cabin Pressure (13×30’) – a new lifestyle series where interior designers Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan transform a fixer-upper lakeside cottage into a rural sanctuary worthy of Hollywood stars and Frontier Vets (13×30’) – a lifestyle series about running an animal clinic in a remote community proves a professional and personal journey for eight final year vet students.