Mumbai: Bomanbridge Media, the authorized distributor for the show Chef In Your Ear in Asia Pacific region, has sold the English-language finished version of the cooking competition to the Indian broadcaster A+E Network TV 18.
A+E Network has partnered with TV 18 recently and launched two channels History TV18 and FYI TV18 in India. Apparently, the English Original version might be aired in either of the channel in near future.
The series originally was aired on both Food Network Canada (English language) and Radio-Canada (French Language). It was produced by HLP+ Partners and The Format People, and was developed by famed Canadian chef Ricardo Larrivée, Michel Rodrigue and Henry Less with assistance from Justin Scroggie, who originally conceived the format. Food Network Canada has commissioned the show for a second season.
In France, the local version, Un Chef A L’Oreille, recently wrapped up its first season. Produced by Warner Brothers International Television Production France, the 25-episode series aired daily in January and February has improving the time period for France 2 by 125 percent from the previous slot.
Bomanbridge Media’s CEO, Sonia Fleck, said, “Chef In Your Ear is one of those very unique shows that is so fun, yet full of drama as well as instructive. India has a rich food culture and the show is sure to be a hit on A+E Netwrok TV18 Channels. Bomanbridge is pleased to represent Chef In Your Ear in the Asia Pacific and we hope to soon announce Asian formatted versions in the near future.”
Scroggie added, “All great formats evolve, and Un Chef A L’Oreille produced by Warner Bros for France 2, is a wonderful evolution, with a daily stripped format following the same chefs and novices across a week on their culinary journey. A perfect cast with host Elodie Gossuin, top production values and some surprise elements, create the ideal TV serving.”