Beyond Distribution

News brief: Beyond lays Pati’s Mexican Table

Beyond Distribution has acquired Pati’s Mexican Table, a cooking series from American public television. The show comes from Follow Productions, and follows ex-Latin American policy analyst-turned-chef and food writer Pati Jinich as she reveals secrets of Mexican cookery and culinary conditions. “The marketplace has plenty of room for another female chef and Pati is fabulous […]

Distribution veteran Yvonne Body steps down

Beyond Distribution’s head of acquisitions is leaving the company after twelve years. Industry veteran Body is retiring after a 26-year career in the TV business. Before beyond she worked at companies including CBC International and Tapestry International. She will stay at Beyond until early next year and assist general manager Michael Murphy in recruiting a […]

Beyond to offer Dark Temptations in Cannes

Beyond Distribution’s MIPCOM slate includes a 6x60mins crime series focusing on weird obsessions that turn deadly. Dark Temptations (pictured) comes from Beyond’s in-house production team. Also coming from within Beyond are Wild But True, a children’s series starring Steve Irwin’s son Robert Irwin; and 1x60mins Prison Songs, documentary-musical hybrid sharing stories of Aboriginal inmates. New […]

MIPJunior Hot Pick: Wild But True

Australia’s Irwin family has handed the world another TV star. Ten-year-old Robert Irwin’s small screen debut pairs him with 13-year-old Queensland student Isabel Yamaguchi as presenters of Discovery Kids Asia’s latest series Wild But True. Robert is the second Irwin child to get his own show after family patriarch and natural history TV guru Steve’s […]

Content crunch – the fight for rights

As the pace of consolidation quickens, competition for rights is fiercer than ever. Stewart Clarke talks to distributors about the changing face of the business and how, in the hyper competitive world of TV, they are gaining access to content. First-look deals, overall deals, development deals, output deals, umbrella deals and pod deals: all are […]

Beyond constructs Manufactured doc deal

Beyond Distribution has taken international rights to Manufactured, a factual series that tells the story of iconic products. The show is made by Toronto-based indie Castlewood for Discovery Canada. Items covered in the show range from the Leatherman multi-tool to the Zippo lighter and Stetson hat, with each episode following the conception, history and manufacture […]

News brief: Beyond cuts Re:Source-ful Canadian deal

Beyond Distribution has picked up two factual/lifestyle series from Canadian prodco Re:Source Media. The distributor will sell 3 Chefs, 1 City internationally as well as Re:Source’s Asia Rising. 3 Chefs, 1 City is a 13x30mins show that explores the world’s greatest foodie destinations through the eyes of chefs. Asia Rising is a 10x60mins series fronted […]

Beyond cooks up Weird Restaurants deal

Beyond Distribution has racked up a raft of sales of fact-ent series World’s Weirdest Restaurants. In the 28x30mins series host Bob Blumer travels to the world’s strangest eateries including a restaurant where chicken is catapulted through the air and another where the food is served in a toilet bowl. It is produced by Paperny Entertainment […]

Beyond unveils full MIPCOM line up

Beyond Distribution has unveiled its full MIPCOM line-up after acquiring sales rights to crime show Addicted to the Life earlier this week. Additional to that series, Beyond is bringing to the Croisette another crime-themed series, the 10x60mins A Stranger in My Home about true stories of fatal home invasions. Beyond also has new kids shows […]

Beyond gets Addicted with Story House Productions

Beyond Distribution has secured sales rights to Story House Productions crime series Addicted to the Life. The 12-part show tells the stories of everyday people that get caught up in a life of crime. Yvonne Body, head of acquisitions for Beyond Distribution, said: “Addicted to the Life marks a new departure in crime programming from […]