Unscripted

Cineflix Rights takes “Bringing Up Bates” worldwide

The distributor has closed deals for the family-friendly unscripted series in more than 75 countries around the world.
November 9, 2015

London-based distributor Cineflix Rights has closed deals for family unscripted series Bringing Up Bates in more than 75 countries worldwide.

The deals for the series, which was originally commissioned for UP TV in the U.S., cover seasons one and two (35 x 30 minutes) and include Discovery Latin America, Discovery Australia, Discovery New Zealand, Discovery Italy, Digicast Italy, and CBS AMC Networks across Africa, the Middle East, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.

The series follows parents Gil and Kelly Jo Bates and their family of 19 children aged from two to 25.

Bringing Up Bates has become a hit for UP because audiences have embraced it as a warm and genuine look at family life,” said Chris Bonney, CEO of rights for Cineflix Media, in a statement. “Though they’re on a different scale to most families, the themes the show explores have struck a chord and it’s sure to move international audiences as well. We’re looking forward to closing more sales in additional countries shortly.”

About The Author
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 HMV.com. 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.

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