KEO films is to open an Australian offshoot following the re-commissioning of River Cottage Australia for two more series.

KEO Australia will produce River Cottage Australia in the future. The first international franchise of the series, River Cottage Australia, produced by KEO films and ITV Australia, saw Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall travel to Australia for the first time to take his experiment in downshifting and the message of sustainability down under. During his journey he handed the baton to his Australia counterpart – former Tasmanian chef, Paul West.

Foxtel have now announced the commissioning of a second and third season of the new local production, River Cottage Australia, to air exclusively on The LifeStyle Channel on Foxtel.
 
"We're very excited about this move," said KEO md, Debbie Manners. "It's brilliant to see River Cottage translate to international markets - and enable us to open an Australian arm. 
Keo Australia will look to produce across all the networks in Australia.