Netflix sets premiere date for How to Build a Sex Room
Netflix has slated the debut for its newest unscripted series How to Build a Sex Room (pictured).
Premiering on July 8, the show features couples hiring luxury interior designer Melanie Rose to create and renovate stylish spaces to add more spice to their relationships.
The series comes from ITV America and High Noon Entertainment. Adam Sher, Jim Berger, Scott Feeley, Corrina Robbins and Sarah Howell all work as executive producers on the series.
Avanti becomes Afanti
After a 25-year run in producing and broadcasting, the Cardiff-based production company Avanti Media has announced its rebranding to become Afanti Media.
The company, founded in 1997 by husband-and-wife team Emyr Afan and Mair Afan Davies, aims to create ambitious and reputable content out of Wales, specializing in the factual, music, entertainment and events genres.
The company was named Avanti as a nod to the family name, Afan, and to reference the Italian meaning of “go forward.” The name change was, in part, motivated by the company’s return to being a fully independent family business, after buying back its 51% stake from Sky Vision in 2020.
Afanti is best known for Songs of Praise (BBC One), The Perfect Pitch (Channel 4), Life Drawing Live! With Joe Lycett (BBC Two and BBC Four), Paras: Ready for War (ITV) and Eisteddfod yr Urdd (S4C).
Beyond Rights confirms series of factual deals in German market
Global distributor Beyond Rights has struck variety of new deals of factual content in Germany with several broadcasters.
Sky Deutschland has acquired a package of close to 100 hours, led by Elizabeth (8 x 60 minutes), the royal biography series that spans the 70-year reign of the British Queen. The package also includes The Prince and the Paedophile (1 x 60 minutes), Inside British Airways (6 x 60 minutes), World’s Greatest Palaces (10 x 60 minutes), Inside Secret Societies (6 x 60 minutes), Nazi Murder Mysteries (6 x 60 minutes), WW2: Witness to War (12 x 60 minutes), four series of Monkey Life (80 x 30 minutes) and Pooch Perfect USA (8 x 60 minutes), which is the U.S. version of the competitive dog grooming format.
Meanwhile, RTL acquired the automotive, science and popular culture series Motor Mythbusters (8 x 60 minutes), which premieres on NITRO next week. And ZDF Studios has acquired MH370: The Cover Up (2 x 60 minutes), and the second series of Underground Worlds (10 x 60 minutes).
Discovery Germany picked up all six series of Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords (71 x 60 minutes). And finally, Seven.One Entertainment Group GmbH has acquired the first three series of Undercut: Wooden Treasure (14 x 60 minutes), and the fourth series of Massive Engineering Mistakes (10 x 60 minutes)