Sula Vineyards Celebrated in Cannes with The Flying Winemaker
This week at the Cannes TV-festival Eddie McDougall The Flying Winemaker introduced television network executives, distributors, buyers and producers to a delicious Rose from India, the 2012Sula Zinfandel Rose.
As guests sipped fine Indian-produced Rose on the French Riviera, Eddie McDougall shared tasting notes and educated the VIP’s about the premium wines being produced by Sula Vineyards.
The event was held at the Majestic Hotel in Cannes and part of the international launch of The Flying Winemaker TV-Series (13×30) produced by WD Entertainment Group and distributed worldwide by ABC Commercial.
The launch also announced The Flying Winemaker television broadcast deal with Discovery Channel Asia Pacific.
Sula Zinfandel Rose is produced in Nashik Valley, located 180km’s from Bombay and regarded as one of India’s finest wine valleys. Sula Vineyards have been producing wines since 2000 and their extensive range of wines are now available around the world.
The 2012Sula Zinfandel Rose was one of four Rose’s showcased at the event, alongside Chandon Rose NV, Nyetimber Rose 2008, and Eddie McDougall’s own Little Pig Rose.
Special thanks to Nikhil Agarwal, Sommelier and Director of All Things Nice, the renowned food and drink specialist from Bombay who connected The Flying Winemaker to Sula Wines and played a pivotal role promoting fine Indian wine at the prestigious event in Cannes.
Disney Channel is Friday’s #1 Cable TV Network in Total Viewers and
TV’s #1 Network Across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14; Delivers TV’s Top 21 in Kids 6-11 and the Top 3 Cable TV Telecasts in Total Viewers
Friday, August 10, 2012
Friday’s ‘Night of Premieres’ delivered series highs for “Gravity Falls” and “Code 9,” and all-new episodes of “My Babysitter’s A Vampire,” “A.N.T. Farm” and “Jessie,” handily vaulting Disney Channel to rank as cable TV’s #1 network in Prime in Total Viewers (2.99 million), towering over #2 network SyFy by a hefty 38% (2.17 million). Disney Channel was also TV’s #1 network in Kids 2-11 (1.89 million/4.6 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.54 million/6.3 rating)and Tweens 9-14 (1.27 million/5.3 rating).
At 9:30 p.m., “Code 9” posted series highs in Total Viewers (3.41 million), Kids 2-11 (2.12 million/5.2 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.76 million/7.2 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.52 million/6.3 rating).
(Source: Nielsen Media Research (National Ratings, Live + Same Day, 8/10/12).
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A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM truTV
truTV’s BEST SEASON EVER! Top 10 in Key Demos and Growing! A 1849 +8%M 1849 +12% A 2554 +10% M 2554 +9%
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Full Season 2009-2010 (9/21/09-9/19/10), Broadcast Prime (M-Sa 8P-11P, Su7P-11P), Top 10 Cable Ranker.-excludes sports Live+SD data. Year Ago Full Season 2008-2009 (9/22/08-9/20/09). Live+SD data
WES DENING ON truTV:
truTV is a TOP 10 NETWORK for A18-49! Ahead of SyFy, MTV, & Bravo (Source: Nielsen, M-Su 8-11pm; ranking: 12/28/09-9/19/10, ad-supported cable networks excluding news, sports, kids/animation; program-based daypart excluding breakouts & specials; A18-49)
HONG KONG: Turner Content Solutions has sold more than 100 hours of truTV content to the Korean cable channel KMH, including Smoking Gun Presents
WES AND THE MLB / ALB
The Australian Baseball League is starting up in 201o! Supported by MLB in the U.S. Wes recently voiced the promos to air in Australia on ESPN, FOXSPORTS, and ONE HD.
Listen out for Wes and get ready for Professional Baseball in Australia. More ads were voiced by Wes this week and set for release across Australia in October and November.
Wes’s series Totally Wild: Antarctica sells to ABC3 in Australia – see news page.
“truTV continues to DELIVER Growth and Opportunity2010 is pacing to be our MOST-WATCHED year!” (Cynopsis, Sep 24 2010)
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Advance profiles Wes on their international site! Check out the article and be sure to rate it!
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Wes Dening is one of the freshest and most exciting personalities on US, Australian and Asian television. Check Wes out on shows such as “Code 9″ on Disney Channel and “The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest” Thursday nights, on truTV. Search this web page for info, photos, video and all things Wes.
Wes Dening has established himself as one of the most exciting talents and creative’s in television. He is a presenter, executive producer and director of WD Entertainment Group (WDE).
Based in LA, Wes stars in his very own Disney Channel series, Code:9, a new practical-joke, hidden-camera reality series targeted to kids and families. The Evolution Media-produced series hosted by Wes lets kids go undercover to prank their parents with the help of expert Hollywood special effects artists.
Wes also stars as one of the presenters on truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest, a weekly clip-countdown show produced in United States and watched by millions each week on cable network truTV (Thursdays, 9pm). The show is also distributed internationally and available online and via U.S. mobile TV and has it’s own app on the iTunes.
As the director of WDE, Wes recently developed and produced The Stafford Brothers commissioned for Fox8 Network in Australia. Using a unique brand-funded model to part-finance the project, along with international sales and the primary broadcaster investment, Series 1 was filmed across ten-countries and followed the quest of two Australian DJ’s and their unique entourage to top the world dance music scene. On the international stage, The Stafford Brothers has gone on to sell and broadcast in more than 20 countries worldwide through WDE’s distribution deal with DRG in the UK. In 2011, Fox8 ordered a second series of 10-episodes which is currently broadcasting to overwhelming reviews in Australia. Series 1 and 2 currently airs in Canada, Brazil and Central Europe with more territories to be announced.
Series 2 of The Stafford Brothers is a true trans-media success story which included a Ministry of Sound “Season 2 Soundtrack” two CD-album, a live 40+ national tour, a weekly fixture on the Hot30 Countdown – Australia’s largest syndicated radio show, national giveaways and prizes included return trips to Miami, along with the development of a new look Stafford Brothers website offering weekly video content and behind the scenes footage featuring the talent and series for it’s growing number of fans including more than 83,000 followers on Facebook with an average weekly total reach of 370,000 impressions. The Stafford Brothers have been labeled by press and industry peers alike as the ‘fastest rising stars in Australian dance music and beyond”
On-air Wes’ experience is vast and impressive. Wes began earning his television chops as host of Network Ten’s award winning national program Totally Wild from 2004-2008, were he quickly established himself as a favourite amongst television audiences. He has been host of Kick2Kick (a national kids AFL show), sports newsreader on Network Ten’s First at Five News, Celebrity Chef on Ready, Steady, Cook and a co-host for the 2008 Sydney Live New Years Eve telecast.
A recipient of the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship, Wes co-produced and presented a six-part series filmed in Antarctica in 2006/07. This series was awarded with a nomination for a TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children’s show in 2008 and finalist for the 2007 Enhance TV ATOM Awards for Best Children’s Television Series. Wes has also hosted two documentaries and reported live from the boundary line for the AFL, reported for Australian Women’s PGA and appeared on shows including Rove Live, 9AM with David & Kim and Good Morning Australia.
Moving to New York City in 2008, Wes has also hosted a magazine-style entertainment series for SONY Entertainment (In the Qube) that broadcasts across 60 countries worldwide in 2010. And since 2009 has been the host of StarQuest International Performing Arts Competition, a role that spun Wes to different U.S. states each week, performing live in-front of American audiences with the same warmth and charm he is renowned for at home.
Inspired by unique lifestyle few knew existed, back in 2008 Wes created, developed and produced “The Stafford Brothers Series” with Matt and Chris Stafford, and has been shot across more than 16-international locations including Ibiza, New York, Mykonos, Los Angeles, London, Marbella, Germany and Australia.
Growing up in Australia, Wes dedicated much of his time to swimming, rugby and acting. He is a former Australia Day Ambassador for Queensland and a Tourism Queensland Ambassador. With a degree in Business Management (major in marketing), Wes has always had a passion for television production. Loving nothing more than the gut-stirring feeling that comes with a great idea, Wes dares to create content that connects with audiences, no matter where they’re placed on the globe.
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