Corus Studios signs largest U.S. distribution deal to date

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Streamer Hulu has acquired over 200 episodes, picking up shows such as Junior Chef Showdown, Hot Market and more.

Corus Studios has struck its largest U.S. distribution deal to date – selling over 200 episodes to U.S. streamer Hulu.

Spanning premium content across the home renovation, real estate and food space, Hulu has acquired season one to three of Backyard Builds (Frantic Films); Family Home Overhaul (Proper Television); Farmhouse Facelift (Sonar Entertainment); season one to four of Home to Win (Nikki Ray Media Agency); season one to three of $ave My Reno (Great Pacific Media); Hot Market (Nikki Ray Media Agency); season one and two of Big Food Bucket List (Lone Eagle Entertainment); Wall of Chefs (Insight Productions); and Junior Chef Showdown (Proper Television).

These acquisitions are anticipated to start streaming on Hulu later this year, according to a press release from the Corus Entertainment division.

Alongside this news, Quebecor Content has also secured the French-language rights to 29 hours of programming. It has acquired season two of Big Food Bucket List (26 x 30 minutes), season one of Junior Chef Showdown (8 x 60 minutes) and Family Home Overhaul (8 x 60 minutes).

Earlier this year, Quebecor Content also picked up the French-language rights to series such as Great Chocolate Showdown, season one of Making It Home with Kortney and Dave, Wall of Chefs and The Big Bake.

Meanwhile, Corus Studios has also sold season one and two of Island of Bryan (Si Entertainment) to Discovery in Turkey and Germany. As well, Discovery in Germany has also nabbed season one of Salvage Kings (10 x 60 minutes, Media Headquarters).

Finally, Nine Network in Australia has secured Farmhouse Facelift (10 x 60 minutes), while Home to Win: For the Holidays (8 x 60 minutes, Nikki Ray Media Agency) has been sold to Poland’s Grupa.

Of the projects acquired, Wall of Chefs, Backyard Builds and Big Food Bucket List are nominated for Canadian Screen Awards – with Wall of Chefs up for Best Reality/Competition Program or Series. As well, Bryan and Sarah Baeumler from Island of Bryan are among the nominees for the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice prize.

Image: Junior Chef Showdown courtesy of Corus Studios/ Food Network Canada