Cineflix Rights announced that Channel 5’s Yorkshire Farm global hit, "My Big Family Farm" has been secured by braodcasters around the world, with deals spanning across 25 territories. “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,” Richard Life, Head of Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights said. “The show is a quintessentially lovely mix of engaging family characters, beautiful landscapes, and nature battling the elements which are proving irresistible to buyers from a varied range of countries all looking for escapist content.”
“My Big Family Farm," by Renegade Pictures and Motion Content Group for Channel 5, UK, has been bought by broadcasters including CBC in Canada, Nine Network in Australia, Discovery Networks in New Zealand, TV2 in Denmark, YLE in Finland, NENT in Norway and Sweden, Manoto in Iran, TRT in Turkey, Tanweer Alliances for ERT Channel in Greece, and First HDTV in the CIS and Baltic states, with other deals currently in negotiation.
The show has been a consistent rating hit for Channel 5, ranking as one of the top three most-watched factual series of 2018, 2019, and 2020, and outperforming its slot average by more than 70 percent. The two seasons, consist of 14 60-minute episodes.
The series showcases the adventures of hill shepherds Amanda and Clive Owen as they raise nine children and more than 1,000 sheep on a remote farm in Britain. The show follows them as they endure harsh Arctic winds, as well as the hottest summer on record, revealing how extraordinary family copes with the monumental challenges of everyday life.
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.” Richard Life Head of Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights