Australia: Beyond Productions

Beyond Productions
April 1, 2006

Beyond Productions
Sydney, Australia

Beyond Productions is a behemoth of an independent Australian production company that has generated 1,800 hours of programming since it was founded in 1984. Flagship non-fiction productions include Mythbusters (which averages 1.7 million households in the US), Hot Property, Beyond Tomorrow (averages 1.4 million viewers in Australia), and Medical Incredible. John Luscombe, a former producer and director at the Australian Broadcasting Corp., is general manager and senior vice president. He joined at the company’s inception to produce the award-winning Beyond 2000. He currently oversees 200 hours of programming worldwide.

Employees: 250
Hours this year: 200
Upcoming includes: Beyond Tomorrow series 3 (Seven Network Australia), Dangerous World (National Geographic), Quad Squad w/t (Discovery Health), Wyland w/t (Animal Planet), You’ve got the Job (Seven), Kids’ Space (HGTV), Wrecks to Riches (TLC), Risk Takers (History Channel)

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty