Cineflix Rights acquires three new Lion TV titles

September 26, 2019

Cineflix Rights has signed a deal with leading factual producer Lion TV for three new shows launching at MIPCOM 2019.

Steam Train Journey (10×60’, for UKTV) is a captivating ride down the line with inside access to Britain’s most spectacular heritage railways and to the 30,000 dedicated volunteers and staff who maintain the engines and carriages that carry eight million passengers every year. 

Egypt’s Lost Pyramid (1×60’, Lion TV and At Land Productions for Channel 4, UK and Smithsonian Channel US) unearths a never-before-seen archaeological wonder. But when the burial tomb is opened for the first time in 4,000 years, it reveals new mysteries about an unknown princess and an ancient crime. With exclusive access to a once-in-a-lifetime dig, the documentary offers exciting new revelations about one of the most mysterious eras of the ancient world.

Step Up to the Plate (15×30’, for BBC) sees super-suave service expert Fred Sirieix and head chef Allegra McEvedy on the hunt for the next generation of restaurant industry talent. Passionate young contestants are put to the test in a series of hilarious challenges including outrageous themes, celebrity guests, and deliberately difficult diners.

Richard Life, Head of Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights who closed the deal said: “We are delighted to be working with such a prestigious producer as Lion TV. Steam Train Journey and Egypt’s Lost Pyramid showcase their ability to create beautifully shot, engaging, and informative content which will work well for buyers looking for blue-chip history. Step Up to the Plate is immensely fun and will suit buyers looking for both a finished show and a format. I’m really looking forward to launching these titles at MIPCOM.”


For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights): / +44 (0) 7789 981561

About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, providing premium programming from leading international producers to more than 500 broadcasters and platforms worldwide. Our diverse catalogue spans the full range of factual genres, as well as scripted series and formats. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and part of the Cineflix Media group of companies