Irish cuisine goes global

Broadcasters in Germany, Sweden and New Zealand have picked up a number of cookery shows from the distribution arm of Irish pubcaster RTÈ.

German cookery channel BonGusto has acquired Catherine's Family Kitchen (8x30') and Catherine's Roman Holiday (8x30). The shows see Irish celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio celebrate her favourite dishes from Ireland and Italy respectively.

MTM-SBS Hungary has also picked up the Catherine titles plus two shows from Northern Irish chef Trish Deseine, called Trish's French Country Kitchen (8x30') and Trish's Mediterranean Kitchen (8x30').

Also included in the MTM-SBS Hungary deal is Kitchen Hero (14x30'). The series is also set to air on TV8 following a deal with Viasat. Kitchen Hero, which currently airs on RTÉ and Good Food UK, has already been sold to Cuisine TV France and Chef TV Brazil.

Meanwhile, Choice TV in New Zealand has secured rights to Irish Food Trails (13x30') and seasons one and two of Fresh from the Sea (16x30').

Trish's Paris Kitchen, Trish's French Country Kitchen and Trish's Mediterranean Kitchen are also included in the Choice TV package. The three Trish titles will also be served up in Ukraine, following an agreement with Menu TV.

All the series were sold by RTÈ Television Programme Sales.