Pilot Productions has sold its popular food catalogue to US based media company NC2 Media. The announcement was made today by Ian Cross, Managing Director of Pilot Productions.
NC2 Media, the new owners of Lonely Planet Publications and publisher of the famous Lonely Planet Guide Books has acquired 155 hours of programming including the signature travel and food series Planet Food and World Cafe and the outdoor adventure series, Treks in a Wild World.
The sixth season of Planet Food, which is currently in production will continue to be represented and distributed by Pilot Productions until mid 2016.
Planet Food is dedicated to culinary voyages through countries selected for the richness and diversity of their food offerings. The series offers a unique perspective on travel reflected through an amazing variety of specialty cuisine from around the world.
World Café is a stylish fast paced show, which uncovers the recipes, history and culture behind some of world’s most famous cuisines.
Treks in a Wild World features active journeys in some of the world’s most exciting, stunning and culturally fascinating regions. Combining action sports such as cycling, skiing and kayaking with cultural and ecological insights, history, humor and surprise, ‘Treks in a Wild World’ offers an exciting, multi-layered experience set against wild and often breathtaking scenery.
Commenting on the deal Ian Cross, Managing Director of Pilot Productions said, ” I am very proud of our food programming, which pioneered the food and travel genre and introduced chefs such as Padma Lakshmi, Tyler Florence and Bobby Chinn to television. Treks in a Wild World also developed new talent and discovered stars like Bradley Cooper. We are pleased that the shows have found such a respected new home in the world of travel where I am sure they will be valued and well curated”.