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Cineflix Rights is Bringing Up Bates

Mar 30, 2015

Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s leading independent television distributors, has acquired hit, larger than life family reality show Bringing Up Bates and hotel makeover series At Your Service. Both shows will be launched at MIPTV 2015 in April.

Bringing Up Bates (Seasons 1 & 2, 34x30’), revolves around Gil and Kelly Jo Bates and their supersized family of 19 kids, aged from two to 25, all from rural Tennessee. Featuring the daily chaos and intense moments that all families experience, from new babies to landmark birthdays, older kids leaving home and momentous weddings, the series shows what happens when all of these events are multiplied many times over. Produced in association with Figure 8 Films (19 Kids & Counting, Sister Wives) Bringing Up Bates is the highest-rated series ever commissioned by US TV Network UP. The show grew steadily throughout its first season and season two is due to launch in June 2015 on UP.

At Your Service (Seasons 1-3, 24x30’, Waddell Media) follows hotel experts and brothers Francis and John Brennan as they give business makeovers to distressed hospitality establishments across Ireland. Every episode is packed full of difficult challenges, eye-opening ambitions, and big characters.

Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “Bringing Up Bates is family drama on an epic scale. It’s got all the warmth, laughter, and conflict that any family goes through along with the unexpected that unfolds between 21 close knit family members and all the complexities of organizing daily life for such a huge household. Audiences will find this series fascinating.”

“We are pleased to partner with Cineflix Rights, who are handling international distribution of our smash original hit Bringing Up Bates,” said Hal Rosenberg, EVP of Content Distribution & Marketing at UP Entertainment. “The series about this supersized family has been embraced by American audiences for being genuine and entertaining, and we know viewers around the world will love the Bates.”

The deal to acquire Bringing Up Bates was brokered by Anthony Kimble, VP Co-Productions and North American Acquisitions for Cineflix Rights.

The acquisition of At Your Service was negotiated by Kate Laffey, Director of Acquisitions, Cineflix Rights, who added: “At Your Service is full of large characters – not only Francis and John Brennan but also the business owners they help, which makes for great TV. We’re really pleased to be adding another successful business makeover show to our catalogue in time for MIPTV.”


For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):; t: +44 (0) 7789 981 561

About Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is a leading, independent UK distributor with a catalogue of more than 4,000 hours of high quality content from 80 renowned producers as well as in-house productions. Our diversified factual and scripted programs cover a wide range of genres including crime and investigation, history, home and design, lifestyle, science, wildlife and natural history, as well as formats. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.

About UP
UP is the television network dedicated to uplifting viewers every day with original and acquired movies, reality and dramatic series, comedies and music specials. One of the most trusted family-friendly networks on cable, UP can be seen in 69 million homes on cable systems and satellite providers across the United States in both standard and high definition. Along with its mission to entertain, uplift and inspire viewers, UP’s pro-social initiative “Uplift Someone” reminds and inspires people to do simple acts of kindness. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC, and provides sales and operations services to the ASPiRE network.

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