Inside Mandarin Oriental

Twofour Rights sells Oxford Scientific Films titles into five continents


Twofour Rights has secured deals to air Oxford Scientific Films’ Inside Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, Extraordinary Animals and The Dog With An IQ of 102 into Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australasia.

Inside Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel, 3 x 60’ – which aired on Channel 4 as A Very British Hotel – secures privileged access to one of the world’s most exclusive hotels across its busiest season of the year, delivering insights from the staff below stairs on what it is like delivering to the high standards of some of the world’s most exacting guests.

RTL Nederland has secured rights to air the series in Luxemburg and the Netherlands, Medialaan in Belgium and YES to air in Israel. Marjan Television Network’s channel Manoto will air the show in Iran and Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel has secured rights to air in Australia.

Meanwhile, Twofour Rights has secured deals with MTV OY in Finland, Origo Media in Hungary, VRT in Belgium, FTV Prima in Czech Republic and Nine Network in Australia for Oxford Scientific Films’ 4 x 60’ series, Extraordinary Animals. BBC Earth also picked up the series for territories in Africa and Poland, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific for Asia territories and Bell Media will be airing the series in French speaking Canada. France 5 has also picked up the series.

The show, which aired on BBC One in the UK, is a popular natural history series featuring wildlife experts Lucy Cooke, Patrick Aryee and Giles Clark, who travel the world revealing some of the most amazing animal behaviour stories that shed new light on our understanding of the animal kingdom.

The Dog With An IQ of 102, 1 x 60’ for Channel 5, has been sold to TVB Hong Kong, YES Israel, Discovery Networks Norway and Discovery Networks Sweden and TV2 Denmark, as well as Viasat World for Central Eastern Europe and Russia. The programme takes us into the hilarious and bizarre world of super intelligent pets and their devoted and eccentric owners.

Sales were brokered by Holly Hodges, Rob Bassett, Eniela Bella and Reka Gaspar.

Clare Birks, Chief Executive, Oxford Scientific Films, said: “OSF’s programmes have delighted audiences around the world for many years and it’s great to see our latest productions selling so well.”

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