“Bear Grylls: Mission Survive” heads to China, Australia

More than 150 markets, including China, Australia, Canada and India, have acquired the ITV competition series (pictured) from distributor Electus International.
May 29, 2015

Bear Grylls: Mission Survive (pictured) is going global.

IAC-owned distributor Electus International has signed finished tape deals for the ITV reality series in more than 150 countries, including Canada, Australia and China.

Electus sold the show to Canada’s Blue Ant Media, Australia’s SBS One, New Zealand’s TVNZ, South East Asia’s RTL CBS Asia Entertainment, Ireland’s TV3 and Hong Kong’s TVB Pearl, as well as Discovery in Latin America and Discovery Channel in India, China and Central and Eastern Europe, respectively.

The six-episode competition elimination show, which premiered in the UK in February, is hosted by the TV adventurer and follows eight celebrities on a 12-day expedition into the Costa Rican rainforest.

Mission Survive was produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus and betty.

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