Seven Productions, the production arm of the Seven Network, has confirmed Boy to Man has secured significant international broadcast distribution.
In Boy to Man, adventurer and filmmaker Tim Noonan embarks on a journey of self-discovery to unlock the mysteries of what it means to be the ultimate man.
Boy to Man was originally commissioned in the US market for The Travel Channel and will now debut on the El Ray Network in the United States under the title, Rite of Passage.
In sales brokered directly by Seven, Boy to Man is set to debut on BBC Knowledge in Australia today while Mediaworks/TV3 has acquired the series for broadcast in New Zealand.
In sales managed via Beyond Distribution, the series has also been sold to BBC Worldwide for BBC Knowledge across Asia, France 5, Discovery (CEEMEA), RTL Germany, SBS Discovery Sweden, YLE Finland, RUV Iceland, Blue Ant Media and Canal Evasion in Canada. Working with Beyond Distribution, Seven is confident of further expanding the program’s presence in other international markets.
Therese Hegarty, director of content and rights for Seven, said: “We are delighted for Tim and the production team in securing these international sales. The agreement to originally produce Boy to Man confirmed our strengths in the development and creation of original content for international markets. The commissioning of this series also underlines the opportunities for our 7Beyond joint venture in the United States market. The 7Beyond team developed and marketed the project in the US.”