Beyond Rights 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" (8x60), 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" (10x60) from CMJ Productions, three series of Seven Productions’ "Beach Cops" (18x30), a series of "Dark Minds" (4x60 & 1x120) from Beyond Productions and "Encounters with Evil" (10x60) from ITN Productions.
UK TV has taken "Kathy Burke: All Woman" (3x60) by Flicker Productions, a series of Like A Shot’s "Abandoned Engineering" (6x60), and Wild Pictures’ "Stacey Dooley: Locked Up With the Lifers" (1x60).
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" (26x60), five series of Beyond Productions’ "Facing Evil" (36x30) and two of "Inside Crime" (14x60), produced by Nine Network.
Sky, meanwhile, has added series 15 of Primate Planet Productions’ popular "Monkey Life" (20x30) to its schedule and renewed both "How I Caught the Killer" (10x60), produced by Woodcut Media and "Motorbike Cops" (7x30) from Seven Studios.
Discovery has picked up series 11 of Beyond Productions’ "Deadly Women" (13x60), series four of BGM’s "Haunted Hospitals" (13x60), 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" (16x30), while Earthx TV has acquired two series of Breakout Productions’ "Aussie Snake Wranglers" (28x30) as well as Damn Good Productions’ environmental travel series "Leave No Trace" (10x60).
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' (2x60) 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.”