PIVOT ACQUIRES TWO PROJECTS FROM INSPIRATIONAL CHEF JAMIE OLIVER
'Jamie's Super Food' and Jamie's Sugar Rush Will Make US Broadcast Premiere This November Only on Pivot
LOS ANGELES (October 28, 2015) -Participant Media's television network Pivot has acquired television rights to air "Jamie's Super Food" and Jamie's Sugar Rush from FremantleMedia International. The two projects explore the importance of healthy eating from British chef and best-selling author, Jamie Oliver. The six-part series "Jamie's Super Food" spotlights some of the healthiest places on the planet and the role that food plays for centenarian populations, while the documentary film Jamie's Sugar Rush investigates the devastating influence that sugar has on our rising global health problem.
"Jamie's passion to generate positive change resonates with Pivot's audience and we're proud to bring these projects to the network," said Jennie Morris, EVP of Acquisitions, Research & Network Operations for Pivot.
"'Jamie's Super Food' and Jamie's Sugar Rush feature a great blend of entertaining stories, journeys around the world and a selection of easy to follow recipes that can bring the healthy qualities of super foods into anyone's kitchen," said Lisa Honig, senior executive vice president for North America, FremantleMedia International.
Starting Sunday, November 15 at 11 a.m. ET, "Jamie's Super Food," follows Oliver as he travels to some of the healthiest places in the world, such as Costa Rica, Japan and Greece, to uncover the secrets of why the locals live beyond 100 years old and document how he can incorporate this knowledge into his recipes.
Along with "Jamie's Super Food," Pivot will premiere Jamie's Sugar Rush on Wednesday, November 18 at 9 p.m. ET. This powerful documentary investigates sugar's massive contribution to global health problems like obesity and type 2 diabetes, reveals how much sugar is in healthy-looking food, and explores what can be done to help. Jamie's Sugar Rush challenges consumers to take urgent action and to think before they eat.
In keeping with Participant Media's mission to provide content that inspires change, the premieres of Jamie's Sugar Rush and "Jamie's Super Food" will drive viewers to support the advocacy and social impact efforts of certain NGO organizations that are nutrition and food focused.
Be sure to watch the U.S. broadcast premieres of "Jamie's Super Food" and Jamie's Sugar Rush this November only on Pivot.
About Participant Media
Participant Media (http://www.participantmedia.com/) is a leading media company dedicated to entertainment that inspires and compels social change. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll, Participant combines the power of a good story well told with opportunities for viewers to get involved. Participant's more than 65 films include Lincoln, Contagion, The Help, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Food, Inc., Waiting For "Superman," CITIZENFOUR and An Inconvenient Truth. Participant has also launched more than a dozen original series, including "Please Like Me," "Hit Record On TV with Joseph Gordon-Levitt," and "Fortitude," for its television network, Pivot (http://www.pivot.tv/). Participant's digital hub, TakePart (http://www.TakePart.com), serves millions of socially conscious consumers each month with daily articles, videos and opportunities to take action. Follow Participant Media on Twitter at @Participant and on Facebook.
About FremantleMedia International
FremantleMedia International (FMI) is the global distribution division of FremantleMedia, one of the leading creators, producers and distributors of television entertainment brands in the world.
The division is responsible for global sales across Linear Television, Digital and Home Entertainment platforms of finished content, format sales in non-production territories as well as acquiring and developing new programmes for the international market. In addition to the world-class FremantleMedia production families around the globe, FMI works with the highest calibre creative talent, producers, channels, licensees and studios to create, finance and distribute the best content in the business.
FMI's catalogue contains more than 20,000 hours of content; a diverse and exciting range of programming spanning drama, comedy, factual, lifestyle and
entertainment. Managed by a powerful distribution network spanning nine international offices and supported by a best-in-class brand management team, FMI's content has sold to more than 150 countries around the world. For more information please visit www.fremantlemedia.com.