Beyond Rights’ lifestyle format Love It or List It continues its expansion with new versions now underway in Finland and France. In addition, close to 1000 hours from the long-running franchise have been placed with broadcasters worldwide in the past few months.
In Finland, Beyond Rights has licensed the format to Rabbit Films (Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Battle Ranch), with the production company currently working on an initial 10-episode run for Nelonen, which is due to premiere on August 26th. Nelonen has also acquired season four of Love It or List It: Australia (10 x 60) and Love It or List It: Brilliant Builds (12 x 60).
In France, M6 has licensed the Love It or List It format and is currently in pre-production, with further details yet to be announced.
In the UK, Channel 4 has acquired the latest series of Love It or List It: Australia (10 x 60) for More4. Just launched at MIPTV his year, this new series (season four), produced by Beyond Productions for Foxtel, sees Selling Houses Australia favourite Andrew Winter and interior expert Neale Whitaker go head-to-head to help homeowners down under decide whether they should stay in their current property and renovate, or move house to find the home they need. Season four of Love It or List It: Australia has also been acquired by TV2 in Norway.
The first three seasons of Love It or List It: Australia (33 x 60) have just been acquired by Talpa TV in the Netherlands, along with season one of Love It or List It: Vancouver (26 x 60), while Discovery Turkey has picked up season one (10 x 60) of Love It or List It: Australia alongside five seasons of the original Love It or List It (116 hours), plus seasons one and two of Love It or List It: UK (14 x 60) and all five seasons of Love It or List It: Vancouver (130 x 60).
Elsewhere in Europe, Beyond Rights has recently concluded a deal with SIC in Portugal for 75 hours, including three seasons of the original Love It or List It series, produced by Big Coat Productions for Canada’s W Network and Love It or List It: Change of Heart. The latter 8 x 60 title is a revisit series which sees presenters Hilary Farr and David Visentin catch up with homeowners to see if they stuck with their original decisions. Mediaset Spain has re-licensed seasons one and two (52 x 60) of the original Canadian series, while Wirtualna Polska has picked up season eight of Love it or List It (20 x 60) and season one of Love It or List It: Vancouver (23 x 60). Also in Poland, Canal+ has acquired seasons four and five of Love It or List It: UK (14 x 60) plus Love It or List It: Brilliant Builds (12 x 60).
Discovery New Zealand has taken season four of Love It or List It: Australia for its FTA channel TV3, while Bravo TV in the territory has picked up season nine of the original Canadian Love It or List It (26 x 60). Foxtel in Australia has negotiated a package of more than 300 hours, acquiring episodes from season five of Love It or List It: UK and renewing six seasons of Love It or List It, three of Love It or List It: UK, five seasons of Love It or List It: Vancouver and Love It or List It: Vacation Homes.
Finally, Discovery in Latin America has renewed two seasons of Love It or List It: Vancouver and one season of Love It or List It: UK.
First created in 2009, the original Love It or List It title now runs to nine seasons and 220 hours, with locally produced versions of the format in the UK, Australia and Germany, as well as spin-off series Love It or List It: Vancouver, Love It or List It: Quebec, Love It or List It: Vacation Homes, Love It or List it: Change of Heart and Love It or List It: Brilliant Builds. To date, a version of Love it or List It has aired in more than 20 countries.
Simona Argenti, Beyond Rights’ head of sales, commented: “Love It or List It is the perfect property and lifestyle title as it deals with the ‘should we stay or move’ issues that most property owners, wherever they are in the world, usually face at some time. If you add in useful renovation, makeover and buying tips – and everyone’s love of looking around other people’s homes, it’s no surprise that this title continues to perform extremely well, both as a format and as finished programming. With fresh versions in new locations, significant volume, and franchise extensions, Love It or List It has become a cornerstone programme brand for numerous broadcasters around the world, and we are thrilled that so many of our partners keep both loving it and listing it.”