NBC sells Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to more than 30 territories worldwide
January 07 2004 1:00 AM ET
NBC announced Tuesday that it has sold the hit show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to more than 30 worldwide territories. Recent deals for the "make-better" show featuring five style experts making over a hapless heterosexual include TF1 in France, Network 10 in Australia, Channel 4 in Finland, TVNZ in New Zealand, Antena 3 in Spain, Solar in the Philippines, and TVB in Hong Kong. In Latin America, Queer Eye has been sold to 20-plus nations on Sony Entertainment Television, including Mexico, Argentina, Peru, and Brazil. France, Australia, and Spain all plan to produce their own local versions of the series in addition to broadcasting the American version.
"Queer Eye is clearly now a worldwide phenomenon," says NBC Enterprises executive vice president Jerry Petry in a statement. "This series has shown on Bravo and NBC that it is a breakout performer, and we expect that to be the case for all our worldwide partners. Queer Eye is a special show, and the global interest in it backs it up."