BBC Worldwide Australasia has licensed nearly 100 hours of factual and lifestyle content to the HOW TO Channel in advance of Mipcom, which will see a host of new and continuing series air on the Australian home and garden network.
New series include James Martin Digs Deep (10x25'), a Zenith Production, which sees renowned chef James Martin try his hand at growing his own produce. He may be an expert in the kitchen but this 10-part series explores whether James Martin can cut it in the garden.
Other gardening series include A Year at Kew series three (10x30'), which explores the past and future heritage of one of the UK’s top tourist attractions, Kew Gardens, and Garden Invaders series four (29x30'), from Endemol Productions, which sees families compete to win their dream garden.
On the home front, the HOW TO Channel will premier Fantasy Homes by the Sea (10x50'), produced by Splash Media for UKTV Style. This new series follows ten couples hoping to make their dreams of living by the sea a reality as they scour the UK, Europe and Florida for the best coastal property.
To Buy or Not to Buy S3 (38x45' and 5x30') sees Kristian Digby, Dominic Littlewood and Sarah Walker give prospective property buyers the chance to try before they buy.
Zenith Production's Room Rivals S3 (10x25') returns with all new homeowners being spoilt for choice as two top designers go head to head in presenting their makeover vision while Leopard Film Production's Cash in the Attic S3 (20x30') explores the homes of cash-strapped families in search of hidden treasure and forgotten fortune.
Julie Dowding, BBC Worldwide's Head of TV Sales, Australasia, commented: "HOW TO is dedicated to helping its viewers with any job, be it home or garden, and we are happy to provide such a range of quality content that fits the bill."