(London ) Independent factual production company Barcroft Studios and distributor TCB Media Rights today announce new 20 x 30’ TV series ‘Ultimate Rides’.
The series, a co-production between Barcroft, TCB and global media company A+E Networks’ FYI channel, takes viewers up close and personal with some of the world’s most incredible vehicles. It will air as part of the ‘Drive’ enthusiast block on FYI.
Featuring an incredible line up – from a jet-powered Amish buggy to the underwater convertible and from the world’s most expensive SUV to the Ferrari Dino found buried in an LA garden – ‘Ultimate Rides’ takes viewers under the hood as it tracks down the best and most unusual vehicles in the world and puts them through their paces.
Driven by the passion and knowledge of the owners, designers and customisers for whom these rides are everything, each episode of ‘Ultimate Rides’ features five jaw-dropping vehicles and the stories and stats behind them.
TCB Media Rights will distribute the series in all territories outside the US and will launch ‘Ultimate Rides’ to buyers at MIPCOM in Cannes.
“I’m delighted to be working with two brilliant partners in FYI and TCB to create this show, a series that taps into deep passions, great characters and amazing rides!” said Barcroft Studios Chief Creative Officer Alex Morris.
“We are huge fans of the brilliant, best-in-class digital content Barcroft has perfected across their platforms and we are so excited to partner with them to bring that kind of viral, eye-popping automotive content to our Drive block on FYI,” said Jordan Harman Executive Producer, Programming Partnerships at A+E Networks.
Jimmy Humphrey, head of acquisitions and co-productions at TCB Media Rights said ‘“It’s not often that an opportunity presents itself to represent an automotive show with great volume and the perfect broadcast partner already in place. When our friends at Barcroft shared this one with us, it was a no-brainer. Plus, it’s got Monster Trucks in it – what’s not to love? A great pleasure to be bringing this great project to market for petrol heads worldwide.”
Executive producers for ‘Ultimate Rides’ are Sam Barcroft, Alex Morris and Peter Wyles for Barcroft Studios, Jordan Harman and Christian Murphy for A+E Networks and Paul Heaney for TCB Media Rights.