Beyond Rights locks in sales for Italy; ‘Line of Duty’ star headlines Scottish travel series for BBC

Beyond Rights sells over 500 hours of content to Italian broadcasters

Beyond Rights has confirmed the sale of more than 500 hours of programming to five Italian broadcasters, including a new documentary about the ties between Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein.

Produced by BriteSpark Films, the 60-minute documentary The Prince and the Pedophilewhich is investigating the British royal family’s alleged involvement in the late Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, has been picked up by La7.

Sky Italia has acquired four seasons of the original Like it or list itas well as a selection of seasons from the Vancouver, Quebec and Australian editions of the format.

Discovery Italy, meanwhile, took in over 100 hours of programming across all genres, including series one and two of Fatal wishes (23 x 60 min.) and the fifth series of Deadly women (19 x 60 min.); season three of Massive engineering errors (10 x 60 mins); series three of auto repair format Return the firecrackers (12 x 60 mins.); and a season of Giant Lobster Hunters (10 x 60 mins).

AETN Italy looks to the past, picking up seasons six and seven of Forbidden story (19 x 60 min.), while the Got Game digital channel acquired more than 100 hours of scientific and technical programming, including Myth or science (6 x 60 mins.), How hacks work (30 x 30 mins.) and superhuman science (13 x 30 mins).

“We are delighted that our extensive factual catalog can meet the needs of so many key broadcasters at the same time in such an important territory as Italy,” said Sarah Bickley, Beyond Rights Senior Vice President of Sales for the region. . “Whether it’s creating history and science or true crime and lifestyle shows, we continue to work with some of the best independent production companies around the world, [which] ensures [that] we can introduce a steady stream of exciting new content to the international market. »

BBC orders travel series Martin Compston’s Scottish Adventure

BBC Scotland and BBC Factual have co-commissioned a travel series featuring Scottish-born actor Martin Compston (Course of action), Martin Compston’s Scottish Adventure (p/t).

The series, which is produced by Tern Television for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, follows Compston (pictured) as he returns to Scotland from his family home in Las Vegas Reuniting with an old friend, he embarks on a journey to showcase modern Scotland, in search of the people and places that are shaping the country’s future.

“We are delighted to be working with Martin Compston on this new series and allowing viewers to see another side to one of the country’s finest acting talents as he and his friend Phil delve deep into contemporary Scotland.” , said Louise Thornton, commissioning manager for BBC Scotland, in a statement. “This is a truly exciting project, developed by Tern TV and BBC Scotland, in partnership with BBC Two as part of our continued commitment to more nations and networked co-production.”

Martin Compston’s Scottish Adventure was commissioned by Thornton and Catherine Catton, BBC Scotland’s head of commissioning for factual entertainment and popular factual. The BBC’s editors are Steve Allen and Clare Mottershead. David Marshall is executive producer of Tern Television at Zinc Media.

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