Cineflix Rights has turned Channel 5’s ratings smash Our Yorkshire Farm into a global hit, with deals for the series selling internationally as My Big Family Farm spanning 25 territories.
My Big Family Farm (Seasons 1-2, 14x60’), Renegade Pictures and Motion Content Group for Channel 5 (UK) chronicles the remarkable adventures of hill shepherds Amanda and Clive Owen as they raise their nine children and more than 1,000 sheep on one of the most remote and spectacular farms in Britain. The show follows them across four seasons of the most extreme weather the country has ever faced—from freak Arctic winds to the hottest summer on record—to reveal how this extraordinary family copes with the monumental challenges of everyday life.
My Big Family Farm has been bought by broadcasters including CBC (Canada), Nine Network (Australia), Discovery Networks (New Zealand), TV2 (Denmark), YLE (Finland), NENT (Norway and Sweden), Manoto (Iran), TRT (Turkey), Tanweer Alliances for ERT Channel (Greece), and First HDTV (CIS and Baltic states), with other deals currently in negotiation.
The show has been a consistent ratings hit for Channel 5, ranking as one of top three most watched factual series of 2018, 2019 and 2020, and outperforming its slot average by more than 70 per cent.
Richard Life, Head of Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be building on Channel 5’s success in the UK with the series and growing My Big Family Farm into a global hit. The show is a quintessentially lovely mix of engaging family characters, beautiful landscapes, and nature battling the elements which is proving irresistible to buyers from a varied range of countries all looking for escapist content.”