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Sales round-up: Beyond, Blue Ant Int’l

London-based Beyond Distribution has sold more than 100 hours of factual titles to networks across Central and Eastern Europe, while Toronto's Blue Ant International has sent several titles, including What's for Sale? (pictured), across the globe.
June 29, 2016

London-based Beyond Distribution has sold more than 100 hours of factual and fact-ent content into Central and Eastern Europe at this week’s NATPE Europe.

Poland’s TV Spektrum has picked up 45 hours of programming, taking seasons one and two of Stranger in My Home (16 x 60 minutes), When Surgical Tools Get Left Behind (2 x 60 minutes), Engineered (10 x 30 minutes), Manufactured (13 x 60 minutes) and Secret Files of the Inquisition (4 x 60 minutes).

Polish pubcaster Telewizja Polska, meanwhile, has acquired season eight of psychological murder investigation series Deadly Women (20 x 60 minutes).

Finally, Serbian broadcaster TV Kanal Ultra has taken all three series of children’s science program Backyard Science (156 x 15 minutes), which sees kids experimenting with everyday items in order to provide scientific insights.

NATPE Europe takes place in Budapest, Hungary and ends tomorrow (June 30).

Elsewhere, Toronto-based distributor Blue Ant International has secured a raft of worldwide deals in the homes genre.

What’s for Sale with a View (26 x 30 minutes) has been sold to Discovery Communications-owned nets Destination America in the U.S. and Discovery World HD in Latin America, as well as Italy’s Digicast and Israel’s Talit Communications.

Seasons one through three of What’s for Sale (39 x 30 minutes), meanwhile, were acquired by Fox Networks Group España in Spain.

Elsewhere, Evasion in French Canada, Fox Networks Group España in Spain, Hola! TV in the U.S., the Times Group in India and Rainbow TV in the United Arab Emirates have all acquired My Retreat (26 x 30 minutes), co-produced with Canadian prodco Whistlestop Productions.

Finally, seasons one through three of Brojects (39 x 30 minutes; Farmhouse Productions) have been picked up by Corus Entertainment’s CMT in Canada, while seasons one and two have been sold into Benelux for Discovery and the U.S. for Scripps Networks Interactive-owned channel Great American Country. The series is known in the U.S. market as Lake Guys.

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 mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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