International broadcasters pick up Margaret Cho shows

Beyond has shopped its selection of Margaret Cho comedy series to a raft of international broadcasters.

Beyond Distribution brought the uncompromising Asian-American comic and performer to MIPCOM last week to promote her shows and general manager, Fiona Crago, told TBIvision that a number of international deals have been concluded.

Beyond had six one-off shows featuring Cho at the market. As well as new series Cho Dependant it had others including I’m The One That I Want and CHO Revolution.

CTV (Canada), PINK TV (France), NRK (Norway), SBS (Australia), TV2 (Denmark) and TV4 (Sweden) have all bought Cho shows.

“These shows have broad appeal,” Crago said. “We know that they won’t sell well in the Middle East, but in other markets they are a no-brainer for broadcasters and these kind of one-offs appeal to comedy networks and free-to-air channels.”

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