The first partnership deal was inked in 2008
NEW YORK, NY — November 8, 2017 — WE tv announced today that they have re-upped an exclusive distribution agreement with leading worldwide distributer, Off the Fence. The agreement was renewed for an additional distribution cycle and will expire in March of 2019. WE tv and Off the Fence have been partners since 2008.
The agreement will see Off the Fence distributing about 1,100 hours of linear television and digital content both domestically and internationally. WE tv’s slate of original programming includes Mary Mary, a popular docu-series which chronicles the lives of Erica and Tina Campbell, sisters and members of the contemporary gospel group; Love Blows, an unscripted series about a successful family run Chicago-based matchmaking service; and Hustle & Soul, a docu-series which follows chef Lawrence Page as he works to make his restaurant the first soul food restaurant to attain a Michelin star. Other programming includes the popular Growing Up Hip Hop franchise, Dr. Miami, LA Hair, Driven to Love, Ghosts in the Hood, and Million Dollar Matchmaker.
WE tv has solidified itself as a popular destination for viewers looking for interesting storylines with authentic and relatable characters. The networks brand defining shows have helped mark WE tv as the #1 cable network for African-American women and adults on Thursday nights as well as a top five destination for women on Friday nights.
Theresa Patiri, Senior Vice President of Production and Business Affairs for WE tv: “Over the years, Off the Fence has proven to be great partners and we are very proud of the work we have done together. As we move forward, we know that the team at Off the Fence will support and propel our efforts to reach even wider audiences both domestically and abroad.”
Ellen Windemuth, CEO and Founder, Off the Fence says: “The WE tv team and Off the Fence have built a close relationship over the years. WE tv has deep knowledge of the TV trends in the domestic and international marketplace, which makes them ideal partners. We look forward to many more years of expanding their great brand across the globe.”
About WE tv
With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.
About Off the Fence
Off the Fence is the leading global factual content company of global scale and reach, producing and distributing exceptional programming.
Our independent spirit and personal approach enable us the flexibility and dynamism to deliver the best for our partners. We bring a bespoke and commercially-savvy approach to our global business and have a deep understanding of local markets.
Off the Fence Distribution acquires, sells and delivers premier factual programming, representing independent producers and key broadcast partners. Our catalogue now stands at over 6000 hours of diverse content across the genres Lifestyle, Wildlife, Travel & Adventure, People & Culture, Science and History. We pride ourselves on our long-term partnerships and have exclusive distribution arrangements with WE tv, Smithsonian Channel, Viacom, BBC, Fuse tv, NHU Africa and many more.
Off the Fence Productions makes award-winning programming and films that give a fresh perspective on human stories, and celebrate and explore the natural world around us. We have created over 400 hours of content for broadcasters including the National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, PBS, MTV, BBC, Channel 4, MSNBC, and The Weather Channel. The creative team has been recognized by more than 80 awards, including Emmy, Royal Television Society, Golden Panda and Grand Teton.
Over the past 23 years Off the Fence has grown from its roots in Amsterdam and has become a global operation with presence in the UK (London, Bristol), USA (Los Angeles, New York), South Africa (Cape Town), Germany (Mainz) and Singapore.
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