OSN has acquired a 190-hour package of factual titles, whereas AETN Africa acquired seasons seven and eight of 'Love It or List It' and more.
Beyond Rights has secured deals for over 270 hours of scripted and unscripted programming with broadcasters in the Middle East and Africa.
In the Middle East, OSN has acquired a 190-hour package of factual titles, including recent obs-docs Maternity 24/7 (6 x 60), Hitched in Vegas (10 x 60 – pictured), and seven seasons of Love It or List It. Meanwhile, Discovery MENA has picked up the fifth series of Abandoned Engineering (12 x 60) for the Middle East and Africa.
AETN Africa acquired seasons seven and eight of Love It or List It (38 x 60), along with two seasons of Filthy House SOS (18 x 60). BBC Africa bought the UK version of Pooch Perfect (8 x 60), a competitive dog-grooming series produced by Beyond Productions. CBS acquired two true-crime series for Africa: Murder in the Outback: The Falconio and Lees Mystery (4 x 60) and Handsome Devils (10 x 60).
Also in Africa, Azam Media acquired Halifax: Retribution (8 x 60) for its international entertainment channel. Produced by Beyond Lonehand for Nine in Australia, stars Rebecca Gibney (Wanted, Packed to the Rafters) as forensic psychiatrist Jane Halifax, who returns to work on a difficult case with Commander Tom Saracen, played by Antony La Paglia (Riviera, Without a Trace).
Commenting on the deals, Holly Cowdery, Beyond Rights VP of sales for the region, said: “As broadcasters and platforms across Africa and the Middle East expand their reach and broaden their offering, we are seeing a growing opportunity for a wide range of our content. These new deals demonstrate that top-quality programming, whether it’s a lifestyle title like Love It or List It, entertainment series such as Pooch Perfect, or engaging drama like Halifax: Retribution, can readily find homes all over the world.”