Million Dollar View is money for W Network

Production is underway on the high-end real estate series from Our House Media, the new shingle from former Cineflix execs Simon Lloyd (pictured) and Joe Houlihan.

copied from realscreen - simon lloydCameras are rolling on Million Dollar View, a high-end real estate series produced by Our House Media in association with Corus Entertainment’s W Network.

Toronto-based Our House Media is the new shingle for former Cineflix Media execs Simon Lloyd and Joe Houlihan. Lloyd now heads Our House Media as CEO, while Houlihan is president.

The half-hour Million Dollar View follows realtors and buyers as they seek out a property with a dramatic view and stellar amenities. Each episode features a new realtor and set of buyers, although the same realtor may be featured in several episodes.

The hunt for a home with a view takes the buyers and realtors to locations across North America, including Miami, New York City and Ontario’s Muskoka region. The first season of Million Dollar View is currently set to bow on W Network in winter 2016.

The series was in development for about a year, with W Network and Our House Media collaborating extensively on how to create an aspirational real estate show, said Lloyd. The series is not meant to emulate Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, he noted, rather, it aims to showcase homes that W Network’s core audience might aspire to one day own, as optimism in the real-estate market overall has increased since the recession.

“I think there is a real sense that people want to enjoy great properties…and having a sense of escapism. I think that’s the change – you wouldn’t have seen a show like this being commissioned five or six years ago with that as its basic premise,” Lloyd told Playback Daily.

As real estate shows continue to do well on the network, this latest offering from Our House Media is a strong companion to other property-focused hit series on the network, such as Love It or List It and Masters of Flip, said John MacDonald, VP, television and head of women’s and family networks at Corus Entertainment.

“Many of our current hits focus on the renovation of a single property, whereas Million Dollar View takes viewers on a tour of multiple spectacular homes and delivers on the promise of delivering some of the most spectacular views you can find,” MacDonald told Playback Daily.

Million Dollar View is executive produced by Lloyd and Houlihan. Joanne Virgo is series producer, and Jane Lloyd serves as VP of production at Our House Media.