Beyond Rights Sells Summer Slate Around the World


Beyond Rights has closed a number of deals for titles from its spring and summer programming slate in Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific.

Blink Films’ five-part food and travel series Best of Britain by the Sea, starring Ainsley Harriott and Grace Dent, was picked up by Ananey in Israel, Fox in the Balkans and SBS in Australia.

Australia’s SBS also acquired Taste the Diversity, a ten-part series produced by ECG Productions exploring history, culture and culinary traditions from around the world through national dishes.

End of the Rope, an obs-doc/reality series from Big Coat Media, was presold to UKTV and has now also been sold to RTI Mediaset in Italy and Bell Media’s Canal D in French Canada. In the U.K., it is known as Extreme Heights Repair Team.

Also in the reality genre, Candour Productions’ Yorkshire Midwives on Call was acquired by Bell Media in Canada and Ananey in Israel. Rich Kids Skint Holiday, a spin-off of Kalel Productions’ Rich Kids Go Skint, has been licensed to Bravo in New Zealand.

Forest’s true-crime series Santa Claus the Serial Killer, about multiple deaths in Toronto’s Gay Village district, was picked up as a presale by Nordic Entertainment Group for Viaplay in the Nordic region, the Baltics, Poland and Benelux. EQ Media Rights’ investigative series Loot, about the stolen antiquities trade and how it funds international crime and terrorism, was acquired by A+E Networks in a pan-territory deal covering Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Greece, the Middle East, Benelux and the U.K.

Lastly, Pernel Media’s travel series Europe’s Greatest Train Journey was licensed to Prime TV in the Czech Republic.

Sarah Bickley, head of sales at Beyond Rights, said, “With preparations now underway to launch our new autumn/winter slate for MIPCOM, it is pleasing to be able to announce these deals for some of our spring/summer slate titles, many of which were initiated either at or around MIPTV earlier this year and concluded recently. These markets continue to play an important role in our business and provide an excellent opportunity to discuss our growing factual catalog and producer partnerships with a host of buyers worldwide.”