Beyond Rights today confirms that it has secured new deals with several broadcasters in the UK, resulting in 250+ hours being placed in the territory.
A+E Networks UK has acquired Loot (8 x 60), the investigative history series produced by EQ Media Rights that reveals how the trade in stolen antiquities and art has become a major source of income for criminal syndicates, gangs and terrorists across the globe.
ITV has acquired a true crime package for its recently launched ITVX platform, which includes one series of A Stranger in My Home (10 x 60) from CMJ Productions, three series of Seven Productions’ Beach Cops (18 x 30), a series of Dark Minds (4 x 60 & 1 x 120) from Beyond Productions and Encounters with Evil (10 x 60) from ITN Productions.
UK TV has taken Kathy Burke: All Woman (3 x 60) by Flicker Productions, a series of Like A Shot’s Abandoned Engineering (6 x 60), and Wild Pictures’ Stacey Dooley: Locked Up With the Lifers (1 x 60).
CBS Reality in the UK has also struck a deal for a package of crime and investigation titles, comprising three series of A Stranger in My Home (26 x 60), five series (36 x 30) of Beyond Productions’ Facing Evil and two of Inside Crime (14 x 60), produced by Nine Network.
Sky, meanwhile, has added series 15 of Primate Planet Productions’ popular Monkey Life (20 x 30) to its schedule and renewed both How I Caught the Killer (10 x 60), produced by Woodcut Media and Motorbike Cops (7 x 30) from Seven Studios.
Discovery has picked up series 11 of Beyond Productions’ Deadly Women (13 x 60), series four of BGM’s Haunted Hospitals (13 x 60), and 45 hours of Friel Kean Films’ Money for Nothing – series four, plus a special celebrity season.
Finally, OUT TV’s UK platform has picked up two series of Great Pacific Media’s Queen of The Oil Patch (16 x 30), while Earthx TV has acquired two series of Breakout Productions’ Aussie Snake Wranglers (28 x 30) as well as Damn Good Productions’ environmental travel series Leave No Trace (10 x 60).
Joanna Rowley, Beyond Rights’ SVP sales for the UK says: “I am thrilled that some of our shows will be part of the line-up as ITVX launches in the UK and I am delighted that our evolving catalogue 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 UK’s leading broadcasters. With our previously announced pre-sale of Charles: Our New King (2 x 60) 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.”