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Beyond Rights names new VP and Head of Sales

Beyond Rights has announced that Sarah Bickley has been promoted to head of sales and will step into the new role on April 1st, to lead the team at MIPTV. In addition, Joanna Rowley, who has acted as a part-time consultant for the past three months, will be joining the business on a permanent basis […]

March 23, 2022

Beyond Rights secures new deals in Italy

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 […]

March 7, 2022

Beyond Rights strikes raft of new deals in North America

Beyond Rights has finalised several new deals across North America, resulting in more than 650 hours of unscripted content placed with broadcasters and platforms in the US and Canada. In the US, Smithsonian Channel has acquired documentary series Elizabeth (8 x 60). A fitting title for this platinum jubilee year, it tells of Queen Elizabeth […]

February 15, 2022

Beyond Rights sails into 2022 with Costa Concordia doc deals

In the week that commemorates ten years since one of the worst maritime disasters in living memory, Beyond Rights announces that it has licensed ITN Productions’ two-hour investigative documentary, The Costa Concordia: Why She Sank, to several international broadcasters. In Europe, initial deals have been struck with TF1 in France, Discovery in Italy, TV2 in […]

January 11, 2022

Beyond Rights appoints Smyth as CEO

Beyond Rights, the content distributor, has announced that David Smyth will be joining the business as its new CEO on January 3rd. Smyth’s most recent role was founder and CEO of YouLook.tv, the UK multi-channel AVoD service. Before that he worked for lengthy periods at both 20th Century Fox where, latterly as SVP and managing […]

November 29, 2021

Beyond Rights adds new SVP to the team

Beyond Rights has announced that seasoned executive Sarah Bickley has joined the team as SVP sales, responsible for both the Nordics region and for the digital exploitation of the company’s catalogue, with an initial focus on expanding its business with AVOD platforms. Sarah joins from Tin Roof Media, where she was responsible for the distribution […]

November 10, 2021

Beyond Rights takes Turbozaurs to China

Beyond Rights has announced that one of its newest kids’ shows, Turbozaurs, is heading to China in a two season deal with Youku, the streaming platform of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group. The two 26 x 7 series will launch on Youku in November, and will be available to stream, both online and through […]

August 24, 2021

Beyond Rights finds new homes for Love It or List It

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 […]

July 19, 2021

A+E Networks investigates Curse of the Lost Amazon Gold with Beyond Rights

Beyond Rights is pleased to announce that it has concluded deals with A+E Networks UK in Europe which will see its premium documentary series, Curse of Akakor, retitled as Curse of the Lost Amazon Gold and then air on the broadcaster’s Sky HISTORY channel in the UK and The HISTORY Channel in Sweden, Benelux, Italy, […]

July 1, 2021

Beyond Rights boosts BBC Select doc content

New streaming service, BBC Select, available in the US and Canada on Amazon Prime Video and the Apple TV app,  has completed a deal for a range of new documentary titles courtesy of Beyond Rights. Jon Farrar, Editor in Chief at BBC Select, commented: “BBC Select is all about culture, politics and ideas and the […]

April 14, 2021