Beyond Rights Secures New Deals in the U.K.


Beyond Rights has closed a slew of sales with U.K. broadcasters for over 250 hours of factual programming.

Among the new deals, Sky picked up season 15 of Primate Planet Productions’ Monkey Life and renewed the rights for Woodcut Media’s How I Caught the Killer and Seven Studios’ Motorbike Cops.

A+E Networks UK acquired the eight-part investigative history series Loot, produced by EQ Media Rights.

For its recently launched ITVX platform, ITV picked up a true-crime package that includes one season of A Stranger in My Home from CMJ Productions, three seasons of Seven Productions’ Beach Cops, a season of Dark Minds from Beyond Productions and Encounters with Evil from ITN Productions.

CBS Reality in the U.K. also struck a deal for a package of crime and investigation titles, featuring three seasons of A Stranger in My Home, five seasons of Beyond Productions’ Facing Evil and two of Inside Crime, produced by Nine Network.

UKTV licensed Kathy Burke: All Woman by Flicker Productions, a season of Like A Shot’s Abandoned Engineering and Wild Pictures’ Stacey Dooley: Locked Up With the Lifers.

Discovery, meanwhile, acquired season 11 of Beyond Productions’ Deadly Women, season four of BGM’s Haunted Hospitals and 45 hours of Friel Kean Films’ Money for Nothing, including season four and a special celebrity season.

Lastly, OUT TV’s U.K. platform picked up two seasons of Great Pacific Media’s Queen of the Oil Patch, while Earthx TV acquired two seasons of Breakout Productions’ Aussie Snake Wranglers, as well as Damn Good Productions’ environmental travel series Leave No Trace.

Joanna Rowley, Beyond Rights’ senior VP sales for the U.K., said: “I am thrilled that some of our shows will be part of the lineup as ITVX launches in the U.K., and I am delighted that our evolving catalog of new shows such as Loot and new seasons of long-running ratings-winners such as Monkey Life and Deadly Women—all produced by some of the world’s best Indies—continues to meet the requirements of so many of the U.K.’s leading broadcasters. With our previously announced presale of Charles: Our New King to Channel 4, and with the same broadcaster recently renewing the format rights for Love It or List It: Brilliant Builds, our key factual genres—from history, wildlife and engineering to true crime, documentary and lifestyle—are all well represented in the territory at the moment.”