Beyond Rights


News round-up: Blue Ant takes ‘Spirit To Soar’ rights; OSN & Discovery in Beyond MENA deals; DocuBay takes factual shows

Blue Ant takes ‘Spirit To Soar’ rights Toronto-based Blue Ant International has acquired global distribution rights to Spirit To Soar, a documentary about racism towards Indigenous peoples in Canada. The 1 x 60-minute doc follows Anishinaabe storyteller and journalist Tanya Talaga, as she explores the systemic racism facing Indigenous peoples in the Northern Canadian town […]

News round-up: UniMás acquires Globo’s ‘Orphans’ for US debut; Viasat & Beyond strike factual deal; ‘Angela Black’ lands pre-sale partners

UniMás acquires Globo’s ‘Orphans’ for US debut Univision-owned Spanish-language free-TV channel UniMás has picked up Lat Am-based Globo’s telenovela Orphans Of A Nation for it US debut. The series, which launched on UniMás yesterday (26 July), was acquired as part of a strategic agreement signed between Globo and Univision, which also recently aired the telenovela […]

Show of the week: The World According To Grandpa

Based on the book series by Chris Heath, this 25 x 11-minute hybrid children’s series blends live-action and puppetry with animation and stars Don Warrington (Death In Paradise) as the titular Grandpa, who offers imaginative and ridiculous responses to his grandchildren’s many questions about the world. Luckily, Halifax the rabbit, voiced by Sally Lindsay (Mount […]

TBI Weekly: How the future of markets is shaping up

As Digital MIPTV draws to a close, TBI talks to a variety of distributors to reflect on how the annual cycle of markets might look in the future. At the start of 2020, the proliferation of markets, conferences and large-scale networking events had reached a new high. For those working in – or indeed writing […]

News round-up: Sky UK snags ‘Wellington Paranormal’; Armoza unveils five formats; Beyond’s spring slate

UK’s Sky adds Wellington Paranormal UK pay operator Sky has picked up mockumentary comedy Wellington Paranormal. The deal comes after Fremantle recently took international distribution rights to the show, which is from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. It follows the investigations of hapless duo Minogue and O’Leary as they uncover supernatural activity on the streets of Wellington, […]

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