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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 […]

Foxtel buys Love It or List It UK

Foxtel has acquired property series Love It or List It UK. The Australian pay TV operator will run the series on its LifeStyle Channel. The UK version of the show is produced by by Raise The Roof Productions and airs on Channel 4. Beyond Distribution sells it and struck the Australian deal. In the show, […]

Beyond targets UK content acquisitions

The new acquisitions boss at Beyond Distribution says the distributor wants more content from the UK to take to market, and also wants to add programming in new genres to the catalogue. Caitlin Meek-O’Connor became head of acquisitions at Beyond earlier this year, replacing the long-serving Yvonne Body following her retirement. Beyond was in Cannes […]

Beyond bringing Hockey Wives to MIP

Beyond Distribution is launching reality series Hockey Wives: Married to the Game to Cannes. The eight-part series was produced by Julie Bristow’s Bristow Global Media for female-skewed Canadian specialty network W Network. It will debut on the channel on March 18. It follows the wives and girlfriend of professional ice hockey players as they mingle […]

Netflix buys up Australian content ahead of launch

Netflix has bought a raft of Australian content ahead of its launch in the territory next month. It has acquired the package of Australian and New Zealand series from  Beyond Distribution. Netflix has also taken Australian rights to Beyond-produced and distributed series Mythbusters. The popular science series is a big hit for Discovery around the […]

Guilty pleasures

Murder. Bloodlust. Revenge. Jesse Whittock listens to testimony from leading executives and gathers evidence to deliver a verdict on why the true crime genre continues to deliver killer ratings A s the ultra-popular podcast Serial has demonstrated, the true crime genre continues to defy expectations. The mix of blood, horror and investigation has captivated middle-aged […]

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