Beyond Rights Secures Deals for More Than 320 Hours in the U.S.


Beyond Rights has closed a series of deals with leading broadcasters in the U.S., totaling 323 hours of unscripted content.

CF Entertainment has acquired all nine seasons—129 hours—of the docuseries Highway Thru Hell for syndication across the company’s local television network. Produced by Great Pacific Media, the series follows truckers on a route on the treacherous Coquihalla Highway in British Columbia, Canada. Season nine of Highway Thru Hell and season five of Great Pacific Media’s Heavy Rescue: 401, which follows the challenges endured by tow truck operators and rescue and maintenance crews on a busy highway, have also been licensed to The Weather Channel.

Animal Planet in the U.S. has acquired seasons four and five of Chasing Monsters, a 4K title from Untamed Productions that sees extreme adventurer Cyril Chauquet travel the world’s oceans, rivers and lakes in search of the planet’s biggest and scariest fish. The first five seasons of Big Coat Productions-produced Love It or List It—totaling 130 hours—have been licensed to HGTV in the U.S., along with season three of Love It or List It Australia, produced by Beyond Productions.

Finally, White Rabbit Project, produced by Beyond Productions, has been acquired by the Science Channel. Featuring the hosts of MythBusters, the series sees the presenters immerse themselves in experiments, builds and tests to investigate many weird and wonderful events from pop culture, science and history.

Sherry Fynbo, executive VP of sales for North America at Beyond Rights, said: “Naturally, I am pleased to have placed so many hours of key titles with leading American broadcasters. But, most importantly, deals such as these endorse Beyond Rights’ strategy of finding the best international producer partners possible and then working closely with them to invest in great content with long-running potential. This, in turn, enables us to launch exciting program brands into the marketplace and then work with our broadcaster clients to help build those brands for their audiences.”