Sydney-based production house and distributor Beyond International has reported a 6% rise in revenue to $45.3m for the six months ending December 31, 2017.
The company has reported a net profit of $1.05m on that revenue.
Generating close to half of total revenue were the television productions and copyright segment, where revenue was down $1.44m to $21.11m. Australian productions commissioned during the six months included season 11 of Selling Houses Australia and series two of Love It Or List It. Both shows are amongst the most-watched programs on Foxtel via the Lifestyle channel. Long-running US series in production in the half included series 11 and 12 of Deadly Women for Investigation Discovery.
The 7Beyond JV, which returned a profit of $87,000 each for Seven and Beyond, had My Dream Lottery Homes commissioned for a fourth and fifth season.
Home Entertainment revenue leapt 73% to $7.35m after significant stock returns for the period 12 months prior.
The distribution division reported revenue was up $691,000 to $11.19m. Beyond reported strong sales for Mythbusters and Deadly Women.
Digital Marketing revenue was down 4.3% to $5.31m. The division’s Beyond D is working with Google to provide Australian businesses with their own Google assistants.