Beyond takes “Mother of the Bride,” “BBQ Crawl” to MIPTV

The distributor is taking 80 hours of factual, crime and children's programming to this year's MIPTV, including Mother of the Bride, BBQ Crawl (pictured) and Hidden In America.
March 18, 2013

Mother of the Bride, BBQ Crawl (pictured) and Hidden In America are among 180 hours of factual, crime and children’s programming on Beyond Distribution’s slate for springĀ  TV market MIPTV.

This year, the company’s factual offering will include titles in the weddings, food, sub-cultures, crime, property, animal rescue, kids factual and popular science genres.

Key titles include Mother of the Bride (13 x 30-minutes), a lifestyle series about mothers and daughters searching for the best wedding dress; BBQ Crawl (10 x 30-minutes), a travel series that follows a world champion BBQ competitor as she eats her way across the U.S. South; Hidden In America (six x 60-minutes), a factual series about secretive clubs and organizations; Love It or List It Vancouver (26 x 60-minutes/30-minutes), a Canadian version of the real estate format; Dog Dazed (one x 60-minutes), a program about the conflicts that can arise around dogs living in urban environments; and Anh Does Vietnam (two x 60-minutes), a travel show starring comedian Anh Do.

Beyond’s slate of children’s factual includes History Hunters (26 x 30-minutes), a history-focused ‘edutainment’ series; Junior Vets (10 x 30-minutes), which follows six kids who enroll at Edinburgh University’s vet school; Totally Rubbish (10 x 30-minutes), an art show starring presenters Michelle Ackerley and Nigel Clarke; and Get Squiggling Letters (26 x seven-minutes), an educational art series about the alphabet.

Returning titles include season seven of Income Property (13 x 60-minutes), season two of World’s Weirdest Restaurants (15 x 30-minutes), season two of Animal 999 (12 x 30-minutes), season two of Dark Minds (eight x 60-minutes), Wildlife Man Specials (one x 60-minutes/one x 30-minutes), season eight of MythBusters (30 x 60-minutes), season four of Rush TV (23 x 30-minutes), and season four of Toybox (45 x 30-minutes).

Beyond has offices in Australia, Ireland and England. MIPTV 2013 takes place from April 8 to 11 in Cannes, France.

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