D360 Inks Option Deals for Race Against the Tide


Distribution360 (D360) has confirmed option deals around the world for the competition format Race Against the Tide.

Eureka Productions has taken the format for Australia, Free Kings for Dutch-speaking Belgium, BBC Studios for French- and German-speaking territories in Europe, EQ Media Group for New Zealand and Tern Television for the U.K. and Ireland.

Race Against the Tide, created and produced by marblemedia, puts sand-sculpting teams to the test as they compete against each other—and the tide. In each episode, competitors are challenged with adhering to the theme, impressing the judges and avoiding elimination. The original series, commissioned by CBC, was filmed on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Canada.

Diane Rankin, Distribution360’s senior VP rights and executive producer, said: “Race Against the Tide really captured a lot of attention when it was launched at MIPCOM, and we are thrilled to head into MIPTV with the momentum of such prominent production companies signed up to develop this series in their own territory. Creatives immediately saw the opportunity for this environmentally friendly competition series to have a uniquely localized look and feel that showcases their own coastal backdrops and beaches.”

Chris Culvenor, co-CEO of Eureka Productions, added: “We are excited to add Race Against the Tide to Eureka’s slate. Set in stunning coastal locations, this high-stakes race against Mother Nature is truly event television, featuring incredible sand sculpting skills and eye-popping reveals. It’s a distinctive hit format that’s the perfect fit for the Australian audience and our breathtaking beaches.”