Following in the footsteps of All Creatures Great and Small, Our Yorkshire Farm is set to go global. The Channel 5 show, which has been such a hit in the UK is set to be made available in Canada, Australia, New Zealand Asia and Europe.
The Yorkshire Shepherdess along with her husband Clive and their nine children will be watched by millions in 25 territories across the world, but there is one crucial change that may upset some Yorkshire folk.
Following in the footsteps of Seabrook, which changed its branding from ‘Made in Yorkshire’ to ‘Made With Pride’, Our Yorkshire Farm is set for a rebrand changing its name to My Big Family Farm. The programme will be the exact same content, with just a name change, which can happen quite frequently with programming that is redistributed abroad.
The distributor Cineflix Rights acquired the documentary series and now, broadcasters such as CBC in Canada, Discovery Networks in New Zealand and Nine Network in Australia have access to it. At first, the broadcasters will only be showing two seasons of the show.
The distribution will be welcomed by ex-pats across the world that want a taste of Yorkshire in their lives – that’s for sure. Amanda Owen, otherwise known as the Yorkshire Shepherdess has a huge social media following with nearly a half a million followers on Instagram and just short of 200k on Twitter. Could the Owens be set to Yorkshire’s answer to the Kardashians with their wholesome family life and great parenting values?
Speaking to Television Business International, Richard Life, head of acquisitions for Cineflix Rights said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be building on Channel 5’s success in the UK with the series and growing My Big Family Farm into a global hit.
“The show is a quintessentially lovely mix of engaging family characters, beautiful landscapes, and nature battling the elements which is proving irresistible to buyers from a varied range of countries all looking for escapist content.”
This is a big year for the Owen Family as Amanda and her husband Clive gear up for a big move to their new farm down the road from Ravenseat, Anty John’s. If you’re a fan of the shwo, why not stay overnight in their Shepherd’s Hut on Ravenseat Farm.