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Apr 03, 2017

Beyond Distribution has secured its first sales of MythBusters: The Search (8 x 60’) to RTL NITRO & Bell Media Canada ahead of its launch at MIPTV.

Due to air on male-skewed RTL NITRO channel in Germany, the first time the series has been acquired by the German broadcaster, it will also air on French-speaking channel ZTele in Canada.

Produced by Beyond Productions for Discovery Science, MythBusters: The Search aims to find the next myth-busting superstars, following the international success of the original Emmy-nominated MythBusters series. Featuring a host of never-before-seen spectacular stunts, the teams continue to bust myths in a celebration of curiosity, questioning and experimentation that was the hallmark of the original series.

Discovery Science also announced this week the next series of MythBusters is already in production.

Sold to broadcasters in over 180 territories around the world, including SBS Australia & Mediacorp Singapore, recent sales for the original MythBusters series have also been secured by Beyond Distribution with Discovery Asia Pacific, Discovery Sweden & TVNZ.

“NITRO is a premium brand for a male skewing audience in Germany and with The Search, we are more than happy to offer our audience one of the top global properties in the market” said Oliver Schablitzki, Executive Vice President at RTL NITRO.

Munia Kanna-Konsek, Head of Sales at Beyond Distribution, added: “We are ecstatic that MythBusters is back and that RTL NITRO and Bell Media are already on board. This series is our key launch show at MIPTV and fits perfectly with the requirement of international factual programming to be entertaining as well as educational.”