Discovery Enterprises International Keeps it "In the Family" with New Lifestyle Programming Being Introduced at MIPCOM 2012


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, October 09, 2012

(Cannes) Discovery Enterprises International (DEI), the international program sales and licensing arm of Discovery Communications, today announced nearly 60 hours of new lifestyle content that is available for sales consideration at MIPCOM. This robust offering presents the best of our female flagship programming: from boisterous family dynamics to the tight-knit bonds of sisterhood to the cutthroat world of competitive crafting.

“Told through the lens of larger than life characters, this range of programs celebrates real life stories and universal themes that resonate with viewers around the world–from personal relationships and life stages, to transformations and growing pains from across Discovery’s lifestyle portfolio,” said Nicolas Bonard, Senior Vice President, Discovery Enterprises International.

New projects premiering at MIPCOM include series from TLC US, such as Long Island Medium, Long Island Medium: Theresa on the Road, DC Cupcakes Specials, Mama’s Boys of the Bronx, and Craft Wars with Tori Spelling.

Long Island Medium
39x30, Seasons 1 – 3; Produced by Magilla Entertainment
Wife, mother, and real-life psychic medium Theresa Caputo is a typical modern American woman—with a twist. Theresa is blessed and burdened with the power to communicate with the deceased, providing peace and closure to countless grateful families, which often disrupts her own. While it is Theresa’s gift, her children and husband share the effects as Theresa’s determination to bridge the gap between her two worlds.

Long Island Medium: Theresa on the Road
1x60
Leaving her family and Long Island behind, but not in spirit, Theresa packs up her hairspray and treks across America to surprise unbeknownst fans with readings. Families are astonished to discover messages and secrets through Theresa’s gift but even more amazed to meet the personality behind the power.

DC Cupcakes Specials
4x60; produced by Big Fish Entertainment
In Washington, DC, Georgetown Cupcake has fueled the U.S. cupcake craze as much as its confections have for its fans’ sweet tooth. In these four special episodes, owners and sisters Sophie and Katherine now tackle their biggest challenges yet: from creating a life-size Greek statue from scratch, to catering Katherine’s wedding—all while expanding the business to the Big Apple. DC Cupcakes takes the family affair to all new heights in this set of specials, and no one wants to miss out on the sugar rush.

Mama’s Boys of the Bronx
8x30; Produced by Red Line Films
Keeping it in the family is taken to a new level with this mother lode of a series. Longtime friends Frankie, Gionvanni, Peter, Anthony, and Chip share similar lifestyles: all are Italian-Americans, in their 30s, employed…and living with their moms. When Mother Nurture is this good, it’s harder than usual for these men to leave the nest, proving that family, and drama, are never far from home.

Craft Wars
10x60; Produced by Super Delicious
One, two, three, DRAW! America’s most creative and talented crafters are put to the test in this ultimate competition, hosted by actress, author, and avid crafter Tori Spelling. Covering all mediums and materials of the trade, this race isn’t all glitter and fuzzy felt—at stake is a $10,000 grand prize which three contestants must compete over in a series of challenges. CRAFT WARS brings your glue sticks and game faces to the crafting table to determine who will the creative master.

About Discovery Enterprises International
Discovery Enterprises International (DEI) serves as the streamlined access point for all of Discovery Communications’ international program and private networks sales, co-financing opportunities, consumer products, licensing, home entertainment and music publishing rights in markets outside the United States. DEI focuses on maximizing sales opportunities for Discovery’s worldwide brands and content with international third-party broadcasters and licensees. The Enterprises team partners with local clients through regional offices in London, Miami, Munich, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Discovery’s global headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.dei.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. Discovery Networks International distributes 27 international brands, reaching over 1.3 billion cumulative subscribers with programming available in 45 languages. For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.



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