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Beyond Rights secures new deals in Italy

March 7, 2022

Beyond Rights has secured new deals with five Italian broadcasters, resulting in 518 hours being placed in the territory.

La7 has acquired the topical documentary The Prince and the Paedophile (1 x 60), BriteSpark Films’ investigation into the friendship between Prince Andrew and American multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein. As well as documenting their relationship, it also uncovers new evidence about Epstein’s other British connections, which include Ghislaine Maxwell.

Sky Italia shows its appreciation of property and lifestyle show Love It Or List It by acquiring 290 new hours from the franchise, including four seasons from the original series and seasons from Love It Or List It: Vancouver, Love It Or List It: Quebec and Love It Or List It: Australia.

Discovery Italy has taken a 103-hour, multi-genre package that includes true crime titles such as Fatal Vows (series 1 &2: 23 x 60) and Deadly Women (series 5: 19 x 60), plus Massive Engineering Mistakes (season 3: 10 x 60), auto show Flipping Bangers (series 3: 12 x 60) and obs-doc title Giant Lobster Hunters (10 x 60).

AETN Italy has picked up the latest two seasons of Forbidden History – series 6 (11 x 60) and upcoming series 7 (8 x 60) – which lifts the lid on some of history’s great mysteries. In the new series, episodes go in search of King Solomon’s Mines and examine the methods that Hitler and the Nazi Party used, from propaganda to ‘holidays of hate’, to indoctrinate a peaceful population and turn it into a finely tuned war machine.

Finally, Got Game, a new digital channel created to bring top content to the gaming world, has acquired 105 hours of science and tech programming from Beyond Rights, including Myth or Science (6 x 60), How Hacks Work (30 x 30) and Superhuman Science (13 x 30).

Sarah Bickley, Beyond Rights’ SVP sales for Italy, said: “We are delighted that our extensive factual catalogue can meet the needs of so many key broadcasters at the same time in such an important territory as Italy. Whether creating history and science or true crime and lifestyle programming, we continue to work with some of the best independent production companies from around the world. This ensures we can introduce a constant flow of appealing new content into the international marketplace, from high-profile single documentaries such as The Prince and the Paedophile to successful returning brands such as Deadly Women and Love It Or List It – respectively now in their fourteenth and tenth seasons.”

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