Media Release: MORE DISTRIBUTORS UNITE FOR THE LONDON TV SCREENINGS 2022

December 09, 2021

Beyond Rights, Blue Ant International, Cineflix Rights, DCD Rights, Hat Trick International, Passion Distribution, and STUDIOCANAL today announced that they are joining together with All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle, and ITV Studios for The London TV Screenings 2022.

The distributors are all working together to coordinate a series of screenings, meetings and events taking place in-person in London from Monday 28th February to Friday, 4th March 2022.

Each company will host individual events across The London TV Screenings week packed with exclusive content, bespoke sessions, and chances to connect with world-class programme-makers.

Full details of individual plans, dates, and times will be sent from the companies to their partners in the coming weeks. All events will be held in line with Covid guidelines and protocols as advised at the time by the UK Government.

A London TV Screenings spokesperson comments, “The London TV Screenings has now become a real focus for international buyers who we know are eager to engage with as many distributors as possible during their Spring visit to the UK. The addition of these seven distributors to the schedule makes the London week even more compelling. With all our customers in mind, we are working together as a group and in consultation with each other, to co-ordinate a curated programme which will avoid timing conflicts and ensure all our clients have the opportunity to see the very best new content and meet with our teams in central London.”

Further distributors are expected to join in the coming weeks. For scheduling details, visit the London TV Screenings website: www.londonscreenings.tv

About Beyond Rights Limited
Beyond Rights is committed to bringing a refreshing new approach to the international content marketplace. What sets us apart is our ability to secure long and rewarding partnerships with international broadcasters and producers, driven by collaboration, transparency, investment, and fast decision-making.

Proudly independent, and with an experienced, enthusiastic and creative team, our business successfully combines scale and stability with innovation and flexibility. We are known for our enviable and rapidly growing catalogue which includes key titles such as global hit lifestyle format Love It or List It, Emmy-nominated MythBusters, Abandoned Engineering, Underground Worlds and Border Patrol as well as popular scripted titles such as Halifax Retribution and kids’ programming such as Netflix Originals, Beat Bugs & Motown Magic. 

While predominantly based in the UK, we are the distribution arm of Beyond International Limited, one of Australia’s leading production, distribution and digital companies, with more than 30 years’ experience in creating and delivering quality programming that is seen all over the world.

About Blue Ant International  
Blue Ant International is a leading worldwide distributor of high-quality, creative content that engages audiences worldwide and across multiple platforms. The company offers a full-service approach to production partners with sales operations in London, Toronto and Los Angeles. Blue Ant International has a growing slate of over 4,000 hours of premium content, including distinctive series and formats in five key genres including factual entertainment, specialist factual, high-impact documentaries, kids and family, and scripted. Blue Ant International also has one of the world’s largest offerings of 4K natural history content. Blue Ant International is a division of Blue Ant Media.

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.

About DCD Rights
DCD Rights is one of the UK’s leading independent television programming distributors representing 3,500 hours of content across a wide range of genres, including drama, factual entertainment, lifestyle, music, documentary programming and formats. DCD Rights’ catalogue contains shows from top international producers/directors and independent producers and also features classic and cutting-edge concerts. An independent for more than 30 years, the company formerly named NBDtv became part of production and distribution group DCD Media plc in 2006. Find out more on www.dcdrights.com.

About Hat Trick International
Hat Trick International (HTI) was established in 1998 to internationally distribute the award winning formats and finished shows created by Hat Trick Productions. Since then, HTI has gone from strength to strength; representing programming from both Hat Trick Productions and 27 other independent producers, including HTM Television, Keo Films, Plum Pictures and Outline Productions and now boasts a portfolio of 2500 hours of content.    HTI’s hit shows form cornerstones in schedules throughout the globe, including Have I Got News for You, Episodes and Derry Girls, plus factual titles such as George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, Killer Women with Piers Morgan, Hugh’s War on Waste and the multi award winning Exodus: Our Journey to Europe.

About Passion Distribution
Passion Distribution is a leading international distributor specialising in stand-out unscripted content across all platforms, ranging from award winning, thought-provoking current affairs to long running, unmissable entertainment franchises. International hit shows include RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, Dr Christian Will See You Now and dramas Churchill’s Secret, The Politician’s Husband and Pen Taller. Passion Distribution was set up in 2008 and in 2012 became part of the Tinopolis Group, integrating in its catalogue iconic brands including Robot Wars, Worst Driver, An Idiot Abroad, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Paradise Hotel. Passion Distribution is a source of exceptional content from the most talented producers in the world, including many across the Tinopolis portfolio of production companies, including Firecracker Films, Mentorn Media, Magical Elves, A. Smith & Co. Productions, Pioneer Productions and Daybreak Pictures. The Passion team is active in pre-selling, finding co-production partners and deficit funding third party content. With their expertise in Format sales, the Passion team successfully roll out programmes around the world, in their original versions and as local adaptations. The Passion team also commissions original content in the premium factual genre, such as the series Secrets of the Superfactories, Planes Gone Viral and the recent #Trump: How Social Media Changed the Presidency.

About STUDIOCANAL (a CANAL+ Company)
STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series, operating directly in all four major European markets – France, United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain – as well as in Australia and New Zealand. 

STUDIOCANAL finances and produces around 25 films per year, partnering with talent to make films in English, French, German, Spanish and other European languages. It distributes around 50 films per year and owns one of the largest film libraries in the world, boasting nearly 6,000 titles from 60 countries. Spanning 100 years of film history, this vast and unique catalogue includes among others the iconic Terminator 2, Rambo, Breathless, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist and Belle de jour.

STUDIOCANAL also produces more than 200 hours of TV series each year and operates at an international level, by globally distributing its scripted productions and CANAL+ Création Originale (1,000 hours of current and library content in distribution). 

STUDIOCANAL has developed a network of award-winning European production companies, including TANDEM Productions (Shadowplay) and LAILAPS FILMS (Wild Republic) in Germany, the UK’s RED Production Company (Finding Alice, Years and Years) and URBAN MYTH FILMS (War of the Worlds, Extinction), Spain’s BAMBÚ PRODUCCIONES (Two Lives, On Death Row) and France’s STUDIOCANAL ORIGINAL (Nine Women, Narvalo, Mouche). STUDIOCANALis also an associate of Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company SUNNYMARCH TV (Patrick Melrose) and Danish-based SAM Productions founded by Søren Sveistrup and Adam Price (Ride Upon The Storm).

STUDIOCANALand the CANAL+ Group, being aware of their responsibility as a media company, producer and distributor of content, share Vivendi’s eagerness to promote ambitious and inclusive creations, which also address the urgency of climate change