Distribution360 Bringing New & Returning Series to MIPCOM


Distribution360’s MIPCOM slate features a variety of new and returning competition series and formats.

Leading its catalog, the brand-new competition series A Cut Above sees 12 of the world’s best chainsaw carvers turn ordinary logs into extraordinary works of art. Each week, sculptor Katharine Dowson and chainsaw carver Ryan Cook choose who out-carved the rest and send one person home.

A Cut Above’s commissioning broadcasters are Discovery Canada, where it is currently airing, and Discovery US, where it has just launched.

Distribution360 will also be presenting a second season of Race Against the Tide, in which world-class sand sculpting teams return to face the highest tides in the world. Ratings on CBC for season two were up significantly on season one. CBC has commissioned a third season.

Also renewed at CBC and available at MIPCOM, Best in Miniature tasks expert miniaturists with building their dream home in miniature form, creating it room by room in painstaking detail at 1:12 scale.

Rounding out the MIPCOM slate is Blown Away season two. The show sees glass blowers compete to create stunning works of art out of glass in themed channels. Season three recently launched on Netflix and reached top ten status in all key markets. The third season will be available for license next year.

All four series are produced by marblemedia.

Diane Rankin, Distribution360’s senior VP of rights and executive producer, said, “We are excited to be heading into MIPCOM with A Cut Above—another authentic and unique skills-based series packed with high-energy, big characters and the sort of truly incredible final reveals for which our competition series are fast gaining an enviable reputation. Each of these four series is a stand-out title, and with new second seasons now available and recommissions in the pipeline, we are starting to provide useful volume for buyers of finished programs as well as give a clear signal to buyers and producers of formats that these titles are definitely ones to watch.”