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Smithsonian delves into engineering secrets in new factual original

ViacomCBS’ Smithsonian Channel has ordered a new original factual series, Impossible Repairs, which explores the engineering secrets of innovative machines. The 6 x 60-minute series is being produced by Canada’s Attraction Images, in association with Smithsonian Channel, Blue Ant Media and Beyond Rights. It makes its global debut on the Smithsonian Channel in the UK […]

TCB’s Paul Heaney & Dina Subhani depart following Beyond acquisition

TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney and the UK-based distributor’s exec director Dina Subhani are leaving the company, following its acquisition by Beyond Entertainment earlier this year. Beyond Distribution and TCB will each continue to operate as separate businesses for the foreseeable future, the Australia- and UK-based firm said, with TCB’s senior management team reporting […]

News round-up: FilmRise snags ‘MythBusters’; Nat Geo goes underground with Blink; Quibi orders adult animation; UKTV grabs ‘The Bill’

FilmRise takes on MythBusters & Deadly Women sales New York-based acquisition and distribution company FilmRise has acquired select international streaming rights to science show MythBusters and true crime series Deadly Women following a deal with Beyond Distribution. The company will distribute Deadly Women in the UK and MythBusters in both the UK and Australia. FilmRise […]

Show of the week: Halifax Retribution

In some ways, Halifax: Retribution might seem like a reboot of sorts but in truth it’s vastly different from the cult telemovies that became iconic in Australia and beyond. Based on the original Halifax F.P films that aired on Nine Network during the 1990s and early noughties, Halifax: Retribution has been stripped down and rebuilt […]

Beyond Distribution adds Disney exec for Europe, Scandinavia, Iberia

Beyond Distribution has appointed Anne-Marie Pardoe as its new senior VP of sales for German-speaking Europe, Scandinavia and Iberia. Pardoe, who takes up the role following the departure of Sam Partner last month, joins from Disney Media Distribution where she was most recently sales manager for the UK and Ireland. Partner’s next move is not […]

Beyond rejigs with Hemperek hired from eOne

Beyond Distribution has hired Entertainment One’s Justina Hemperek as head of acquisitions, with Sarah McCormack taking a new role. Hemperek (pictured) was previously director of acquisitions for the UK, Europe and Australia within eOne’s international distribution team. As of March, she will lead Beyond’s buying team, with interim head McCormack becoming senior VP of acquisitions […]

Ex-Beyond acquisitions chief joins Little Dot

Little Dot Studios has appointed Caitlin Meek-O’Connor as interim head of acquisitions as part of the growth strategy for its digital brands on YouTube and Facebook, TBI has learned. Meek-O’Connor is tasked with overseeing content acquisition from Little Dot Studios’ existing partners as well as hunting for new content as the channels look to expand […]

TV2 plans to Love it Or List it

Norwegian broadcaster TV2 has acquired 100 hours of property programming from Beyond Distribution. The deal includes 26 new episodes of the original Love it Or List it, plus both seasons of Love it Or List it Vancouver and Love it Or List it UK, and Canadian property format Game of Homes. The Love it Or […]

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