Channel 5’s Our Yorkshire Farm is set for a global launch after the network was sold to international territories.
The show’s shepherdess Amanda Owen, 47, and her family, are about to become worldwide stars, as their show will be available to watch in 25 territories.
However, the show won’t be known as Our Yorkshire Farm when it hits screens internationally.
In a big shake up, the series has been renamed to My Big Family Farm, referencing Amanda and husband Clive’s nine children.
The show will reach dizzying heights since it was bought by distributor Cineflix Rights, meaning it will air on CBC in Canada, Discovery Networks in New Zealand and Nine Network in Australia.
To begin with, only the first two out of four seasons will be available, but we’re sure international viewers will be left wanting more once they get an insight into life on a British farm.
Richard Life, head of acquisitions for Cineflix Rights, told Television Business International: ‘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.’
Partners Amanda and Clive got a taste of fame when they first appeared on ITV’s The Dales in 2011, at which point they had five kids.
Then in 2015, they starred in New Lives in the Wild UK, which led to their big break and their own TV show.
Their brood has since grown (and they’re not opposed to the idea of a 10th child) and their show is entering its fourth year on air.
Each episode spans a single season in the farming calendar and shows their loving family all working together to keep the farm going, whether that’s six-year-old Sidney helping to mend farm machinery or 14-year-old Reuben saving his siblings from a blizzard.
Amanda also written five books – including The Yorkshire Shepherdess and Tales From the Farm – and alongside documenting her family’s everyday life on one of the most remote farms in Britain.
Our Yorkshire Farm airs in the UK on Channel 5 and streams on My5.