Distributor sells 1000 hours to Australian and Kiwi channels

TVNZ Duke and Foxtel have each acquired more than 100 hours of content from Beyond Rights, as part of a 1000-hour sales package to Australian and Kiwi broadcasters.

Male-skewing TVNZ Duke has acquired over 180 hours of science, engineering, automotive and reality programming, including series 1-7 of Abandoned Engineering (90 x 60-minute), five series of Heavy Rescue 401 (73 x 60-minute), Motor MythBusters and MythBusters: There’s Your Problem.

For its A&E, History and Fox Docos channels, Foxtel has taken 101 hours including the new series of returners Highway Thru Hell (36 x 60-minute) and Bangers & Cash (28 x 60-minute) and Ultimate Rides (A&E).

Fox Docos has secured high-profile Channel 4 singles The Prince and the Paedophile, from BriteSpark Films, and Curious Films’ Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death, along with Transparent TV’s Sugar Babies (Channel 5) and One Tribe TV’s Britain’s Biggest Families (ITV).

History will premiere the latest series of Abandoned Engineering and will air history docs Britain’s Lost Battlefields and Bismarck: 24 Hours to Doom (1 x 60) alongside Underground Worlds.

Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack

SBS has also acquired the Caroline Flack doc, Sugar Babies and Bismarck: 24 Hours to Doom as well as Secret Life of Lighthouses series two, Underground Worlds series two and Countdown to War. Its stablemate SBS Food has acquired Pati’s Mexican Table series 10 and has renewed all five series of Gourmet Farmer and series one and two of Shane Delia.

Free TV Australia has picked up three series of reality title Beach Cops, as well as a 150-hour package of kids programming with titles including History Hunters, Lab Rats Challenge and Pipsqueaks.

ABC has pre-bought Beyond Entertainment and Bloodlines Music’s docuseries Days Like These…with Diesel.

Elsewhere, Discovery ANZ has acquired more than 80 hours for its Three and Eden channels including Impossible Repairs, Extreme Ice Machines, Love It Or List It Australia, Ice Vikings and Love It Or List It: UK.

Kiwi broadcaster Bravo TV has acquired series 10 of the original Love It Or List It, Stacey Dooley: Locked Up with Lifers, Maternity 24/7, Rich Kids Go Skint series three and four and both series of Rich Kids Skint Holiday.

Beyond Rights executive vice-president of sales for ANZ and Asia Joanne Azzopardi brokered the deals.