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Hat Trick extends deal with Keo Films

Global distributor Hat Trick International has extended its distribution deal with British factual produce Keo Films.

The agreement that Hat Trick will sell Keo content including Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys starring celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on a long term. It means that Hat Trick will now sell more than 100 hours of new and catalogue series, an increase on the original 50 hours signed in March.

Since, the initial agreement Keo’s Living with the Amish has been sold in more than 100 territories including Australia’s SBS, New Zealand’s TVNZ and Sweden’s SVT, while Hugh’s Three Hungry Boys and Jerusalem have been picked up in more than 40 countries.

The company will launch a raft of new series at MIPCOM including Exploring China, Welcome to India, Welcome to Bradford and Yotam Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Feast.

Debbie Manners, KEO’s managing director said: “Following HTI’s excellent delivery we are pleased to extend our representation deal. We are now well on the way to consolidating our entire catalogue under one distribution house which can exploit our content to its full potential.”

Sarah Tong, director of sales at Hat Trick International, added: “After an outstanding six months, we’re delighted to be taking on more of KEO’s sought after factual content. We’ve demonstrated the quality of the portfolio by closing these extensive sales and can’t wait to start working on the new titles, including the latest in the River Cottage franchise.”