Twofour Rights racks up Australian sales

Twofour Rights has sold over 100 hours of factual and entertainment titles to Australian broadcasters SBS, Foxtel and National Geographic Channels International. (Pictured: In the Footsteps of Thesiger)
April 23, 2013

Twofour Rights has sold over 100 hours of factual and entertainment titles to Australian broadcasters SBS, Foxtel and National Geographic Channels International.

SBS has acquired rights to Be Your Own Boss, a series in which entrepreneur Richard Reed selects a company to invest in; Urban Secrets with Alan Cumming; and documentary In The Footsteps of Thesiger (pictured, above), which charts an adventurer’s journey across the Arabian Empty Quarter.

Foxtel picked up a 90-hour package of shows, including factual crime series Born To Kill, reality show The Exclusives, Holiday Home Sweet Home with Lisa Faulkner, and travel doc James Nesbitt’s Ireland.

The package also includes new seasons of Alex Polizzi: The Fixer and Cornwall with Caroline Quentin.

Harry’s Mountain Heroes, meanwhile, sold to NGCI’s Nat Geo Adventure, which will air the special about an expedition made by a group of wounded servicemen and launched by Prince Harry, across Australia, New Zealand, and Asian territories.

“Inspiring stories, such as trekking through the Arabian Empty Quarter, and attempting Everest in Harry’s Mountain Heroes, are tales we are delighted to share with audiences across the globe,” said Twofour Rights’ senior sales executive, Holly Hodges, who brokered the deals. “It’s fantastic that this raft of adventure, business, documentary and travel shows has found homes with Australian broadcasters.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.