Media Monkey Productions Signs on with Si Entertainment

POSTED IN Press October 4, 2012

Si Entertainment heads to Mipcom with over 50 hours of new original programming

Toronto, Canada – September 25, 2012 – Si Entertainment announces acquisitions and new seasons of returning series as part of its slate for Mipcom 2012 including exclusive worldwide international rights to over 50 hours of new and original lifestyle, factual and scripted comedy programming.

“This is our strongest slate to date.  We are delighted to be expanding our catalogue with both returning series and new content that we know will resonate with viewers internationally,” said Solange Attwood, VP, International Sales & Development.

New acquisitions include:

Live Here Buy This (26×30’ HD) – produced by JV Productions for HGTV, tantalizes homeowners with enviable properties around the world that match the cost of their current home.  In each episode, a couple sees what they can afford in three enticing locations that fit their lifestyle to a “t.” Live Here Buy This makes your life-long fantasy a tangible reality.

Buy Herself (14×30’ HD), produced by Enter the Picture for HGTV. In each episode, Sandra Rinomato, top rated television personality from Property Virgins (seasons 1-7)  thru 7) and real-estate broker, lends her expertise to a woman preparing for one of the most challenging purchases of her life – buying a home.

Open Doors: The Secret Life of Luxury Hotels (6×60’ HD), produced by Media Monkey Productions, is a documentary series that gives viewers unprecedented access to the behind-the-scenes inners workings of six of the world’s most storied hotels, including The Savoy in London, The Park Plaza in New York, The Grace in Monte Carlo, Raffles in Singapore and The Royal York in Toronto.

Operation Oblivion (1×60’ HD) produced for OMNI TV and CHRP Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the documentary recounts the remarkable true story of 12 Chinese Canadian civilians, who during WWII volunteered for a suicide mission that would parachute them into the heart of the Pacific to infiltrate and fight the Japanese – all without any support or recognition from their government.

The Ron James Show (35×30’ and 4×60’ specials HD), produced by Enter the Picture for the CBC, is a scripted sketch comedy series that showcases the talent of best-selling and critically acclaimed comedian, Ron James, and his poetically charged observations about surviving life in the new millennium.


New seasons of returning series include:

Leave it to Bryan (new 52×30’, complete seasons 65×30’) produced for HGTV, with host veteran contractor Bryan Baeumler who gives homeowners a much needed reality check in the ultimate renovation tug of war between wants and needs

Pick a Puppy (new 16×30’, complete seasons 48×30’) produced by Cheval Noir and Gordon Drake Inc. for CMT and YTV, chronicles the story of a family’s search for the ideal canine companion.

Si Entertainment is a leading full service production and global content distribution company with a diverse catalogue of over 400 hours of award-winning lifestyle, scripted, factual, documentary and reality programs, series and formats.  Based in Toronto, the company’s diverse catalogue includes Disaster DIY, Reno vs. Relocate, ER Vets, Pick a Puppy, Pet Heroes, Pure Intentions and Out of Country. Founded in 1995, Si Entertainment’s high quality, engaging content is now seen in over 160 countries.

For further information:

Mary Powers, MPowers Communications, +1 416 767 8692