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Kids round-up: Beyond shops ‘The World According To Grandpa’; Cyber launches animation studio; Rai welcomes ‘Pablo’

Beyond Rights shops ‘The World According To Grandpa’ Beyond Rights has acquired worldwide distribution rights to kids’ series The World According To Grandpa, which it will be officially launching to the international market at the upcoming Kidscreen. Produced by Saffron Cherry TV for UK broadcaster Channel 5, the 25 x 11-minute series is based on […]

Deals round-up: Cineflix chalks up Discovery+ pre-sale; Sony finds ‘Hide & Seek’; Beyond sales

Cineflix claims Discovery+ pre-sale Discovery+ has struck a multi-territory pre-sale deal with Cineflix Rights for a show that explores freak accidents. I Got Lucky (14 x 30-minutes) is from Canada’s Cream Productions and explains how survivors managed to walk away from myriad of close-calls. The show includes near-death footage, first-hand accounts and an eclectic cast of experts […]

Show of the week: Pooch Perfect

Combining canines, curling tongs and competition, Pooch Perfect aims to capitalise on the world’s love of dogs and their owners’ love of grooming them. The show is billed as a primetime entertainment format that features 16 professional dog groomers competing in a series of heats across various themed challenges. Each week, the groomers will reveal […]

Factual round-up: BriteSpark & Beyond link to fund ‘MEM’; Scorpion strikes in Spain; CuriosityStream expands in India

BriteSpark embraces Massive Engineering Mistakes Argonon-owned BriteSpark Films has linked up with Beyond Rights to co-produce a third and fourth season of Massive Engineering Mistakes. The 20 x 60-minute series, which will be sold by Beyond, has also been funded through pre-sales with undisclosed partners, including a yet-to-be announced US network. The show has previously sold to […]

Beyond Rights hires Fox Networks alum Connie Hodson as “second-in-command”

UK-and-Australia-based distributor Beyond Rights has appointed former Fox Networks exec Connie Hodson to the newly created role of head of partnerships and business development. Hodson, who will join the company next week, will report to CEO Kate Llewellyn-Jones and will be responsible for driving business growth by developing producer and other strategic partnerships and finding […]

Exclusive: Beyond Rights acquisitions chief Jimmy Humphrey steps down

Beyond Rights head of acquisitions & co-productions Jimmy Humphrey is leaving the Australia- and UK-based distributor, TBI has learned. Humphrey was appointed to Beyond’s new-look sales division in September following an extensive restructuring of its operations, which came after the acquisition of TCB Media Rights from the now defunct Kew Media Group earlier this year. He had previously […]

Fred Media hires Beyond alum Zoe Allen to Melbourne sales team

Australia-based distributor Fred Media has appointed Beyond Rights exec Zoe Allen to its Melbourne team as sales manager for Latin America, CEE, Africa, Israel and VOD. Reporting to Fred Media COO, Roger Vanderspikken, Allen is now responsible for expanding the company’s client base in each territory and licensing its catalogue from third-party producers, as well […]