UKTV sells 'Ty's Great British Adventure'

Lifestyle show stars 'Extreme Makeover's' Ty Pennington

LONDON -- British pay TV platform UKTV said Wednesday that it has sealed its first U.S. program sale.

The U.K. pay channel provider sealed a deal with ABC for lifestyle program "Ty's Great British Adventure," which stars Ty Pennington and sees him try to pep up the down-at-heel British seaside town Portreath.

Pennington is on U.S. screens with ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

"British Adventure" was executive produced by Pennington and Leigh Seaman for TPTV, and Twofour Prods.' Joe Houlihan.

Exec producers were UKTV's director of commissioning Jane Rogerson and commissioning editor Catherine Catton.

UKTV is jointly owned by BBC Worldwide and Virgin Media.