DCD Rights closes pre-sales of second James Martin travelogue series following ITV premiere

22 February 2018

Following robust sales of James Martin’s French Adventure, independent UK based distributor DCD Rights has made a number of pre-sales of James Martin’s American Adventure (20 x 60’ or 10 x 30’) produced by Blue Marlin Television. 

The action-packed, sun-soaked, food-fuelled road trip premiered on ITV on Monday 12th February and has been sold to Asia in a pan-regional deal (BBC Lifestyle) as well as Australia (Foxtel), New Zealand (Choice TV), Poland (ITI Neovision – TV Kuchnia), and Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Moldova (AMC Networks International – Central and Northern Europe). The show has also been acquired for DVD and Digital Download by Dazzler Media in the UK and Eire.

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD Rights, said, “Following the success of James Martin’s French Adventure I had no doubt that the second leg of his journey, crossing the US from LA to New York, would fly off the shelf. In this series, James not only shares some incredible cuisine with us, but also his infectiously adventurous nature as we see him ticking experiences off his bucket list in a once-in-a-lifetime road trip. Great talent is what cuts through in this day of huge choice for the consumer and I am pleased to once again represent such a sought after expert in his field.”

The first instalment in the franchise, James Martin’s French Adventure (20 x 60’ or 10 x 30’), also produced by Blue Marlin Television, has made a new sale in Turkey and North Cyprus (Digiturk). This joins previous deals closed in Belgium (VRT), Norway (Matkanalen), Netherlands (24 Kitchen), Australia (Foxtel), New Zealand (Choice TV), Poland (ITI Neovision – Kuchnia+), Asia (BBC Lifestyle) and Central Europe (AMC Networks International – Central and Northen Europe) and Dazzler Media for DVD and Digital Download rights for the UK and Eire.

Saturday Morning With James Martin (26 x 60’), the weekend show in which James hosts and cooks for guests in his own home, has sold to Australia (Foxtel).