Beyond Distribution has secured over 240 hours of programming with Foxtel and announced that Joanne Azzopardi, who brokered the deals, will handle acquisitons as well as sales for the company’s operations in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Previously VP of Sales in these territories, Azzopardi is now Senior VP, Sales & Acquisitions.
The 240.5 hour package deals with Foxtel, covers lifestyle, factual entertainment & crime programming. This includes sales for Love It or List It UK Series 2 (8 x 60’) and Game of Homes Series 2 (8 x 60’), both due to be launched at MIPTV. In Love It or List It UK Series 2, produced for Channel 4, British property experts, Kirstie Allsop and Phil Spencer return to help families who have fallen out of love with their homes. Foxtel also acquired Love It or List It Vancouver Series 1 & 3 (52 x 60’), as well as series 1 – 4 of the original Love It or List It series (104 x 60’). Other titles include Highway Thru Hell Series 4 (13 x 60’), BBQ Crawl Series 3 (13 x 30’) and Living La Dolce Vita (3 x 60’).
Crime titles include Stranger in My Home Series 3 (10 x 60’), Fatal Vows Series 4 (13 x 60’) & Deadly Women Series 9 (13 x 60’).
Joanne Azzopardi comments "I'm thrilled to be working with Foxtel, the perfect home for these high quality shows, which include some of our key brands. I'm also looking forward to my new role handling acquisitions as well as sales, working with clients and producers across these exciting territories."
Michael Murphy, General Manager at Beyond Distribution added: “ Joanne has proved herself to become an essential part of our operations in these territories. Her new role is richly deserved and I am pleased she will be able to continue to offer our key clients, like Foxtel, and our producers, the highest levels of professional service.”