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Fox Entertainment Global names former Beyond Rights CEO David Smyth as EVP, content sales

Fox Entertainment Global (FEG) has appointed former Beyond Rights CEO David Smyth as EVP of content sales, with responsibility for worldwide distribution. Smyth will also oversee domestic off-platform sales for programming produced by Fox Entertainment’s in-house studios, including Fox Alternative Entertainment, Fox Entertainment Studios, Studio Ramsay Global, Bento Box Entertainment, MarVista Entertainment and TMZ, as […]

WTFN’s Radar MCN hires Beyond & TCB alum Kate Llewellyn-Jones to expanding distribution unit

Australia’s Radar MCN, the six-month-old digital network launched by producer WTFN, is expanding its distribution strategy and has hired former Beyond Rights CEO Kate Llewellyn-Jones to work across the nascent division. Radar MCN launched in January to monetise WTFN’s content via owned and managed channels, as well as a series of global FAST channels, but […]

BossaNova hires Beyond Rights exec Claire Runham as head of acquisitions

Night Train Media-backed financier and distributor BossaNova has hired former Beyond Rights exec Claire Runham as its new head of acquisitions, in a move that sees her reuniting with ex-TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney and other former colleagues. Runham was most recently SVP of acquisitions at Beyond, which was acquired by Banijay in 2022. […]

Exclusive: Beyond Rights team to disband following Banijay takeover

The majority of Beyond International’s rights team is to be let go following its acquisition by Banijay, TBI has learned. The French group took full control of the London-, Ireland- and Australia-based firm in January and has moved quickly to subsume Beyond Rights’ catalogue into its own sales operation, Banijay Rights. TBI understands that Beyond […]

Beyond Rights CEO David Smyth to depart following Banijay acquisition

David Smyth is departing as CEO of UK-based distributor Beyond Rights, following Banijay’s acquisition of parent company Beyond International earlier this month, Former Twentieth Century Fox exec Smyth was installed as CEO of Beyond’s distribution last year, as revealed by TBI, following the exit of Kate Llewellyn-Jones, and will now make his own departure on […]

Exclusive: FAST dominates MIPCOM chat for distributors

The full fat version of MIPCOM was back with a vengeance in Cannes this week, but while Cara Delevingne and Emily Blunt provided some glitz, the clamour has been around something rather less glamorous. FAST was barely a subject for discussion at MIPCOM 2019 but spool forward three years and the revenue potential is clear […]

Beyond Rights shifts financing strategy with hire of Sky, CJZ alum

Beyond Rights has landed former Sky and CJZ Productions exec Steve Jones to oversee the company’s development efforts. Jones takes the newly created role of SVP of development and will focus on returnable, popular factual series. He will work with established production partners to pitch IP to broadcasters for pre-sale, co-production and commission. After securing […]

MIPCOM round-up: A+E Networks to shop ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’; Beyond Rights extends Crackit partnership; Epic Story Media brings new animation

A+E Networks to shop ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ A+E Networks Global Content Sales has acquired distribution rights to seasons 2 and 3 of Miss Scarlet And The Duke in markets excluding the US, UK & Ireland, English-speaking Canada, Africa and Benelux. Season three of the detective-drama, set in 19thcentury London, is set to premiere in the […]

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