UK, Australia Won’t Wait Long For Season 3 Of ‘Homeland
The UK’s Channel 4 has set an October 6 start for Season 3 of Homeland. The show airs at 9 PM and will get to Britain one week after its U.S. debut on Showtime on September 29. Meanwhile, folks in Australia will get to stream the first episode online while it’s airing in the States. Oz newspaper The Age says that Network Ten is using the stunt to launch its new streaming platform, tenplay. Ten will stream the episode from 2.15 PM Sydney time on Monday, September 30, to any internet user in Australia. That’s 9:15 PM Sunday night in LA, so the show will be on a 15-minute delay. So far the experiment only covers the first episode with the broadcaster waiting to gauge response before making plans for further first-run streaming. The regular season is planned for 8:30 PM Mondays.

Travel Channel Orders ‘Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Express’
Travel Channel
has commissioned new six-part series, Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Express. The cooking show will follow Phang as he journeys on some of the world’s most iconic trains, including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the Eastern & Orient Express, for a series of culinary adventures. Each episode will feature stops along the route to explore different foods and cultures. The series premieres in February and rolls out on Food Network in various markets later in the year. Transparent Television produces.

Tanin Production & TV Partners With MY Tupelo Entertainment In U.S.
Israeli producer Tanin Production & TV has teamed with MY Tupelo Entertainment for the latter to represent formats from Tanin in the U.S. market. The first formats to fall under the partnership are Money Bus, Meal Or No Meal, Go To Hell and Money Moon. Among Tanin’s credits are The Money Pump, for which CBS has ordered a pilot produced by ITV Studios America. New York-based MY Tupelo is actively pursuing the emerging formats markets that include Israel, Turkey and the Nordic region.