Amazon buys rights to Israeli TV series, will stream it in 200 global locations

 

(JNS.org) Amazon Studios has purchased the global rights for the Israeli comedic TV series “Lehiyot Ita” (Being with Her), which goes by the name “Beauty and the Baker” in English.

The Amazon logo. Credit: Amazon.

Amazon purchased the rights for the series from Keshet International for an undisclosed sum. Created by Israeli TV personality Assi Azar, the show details the life of a Yemenite-Israeli family that owns a bakery in the Israeli city of Bat Yam. 

The series is currently broadcasting its second season in Israel, but will soon be streamed by Amazon in more than 200 global locations in its original format, with subtitles for each region’s language.

Amazon is not the first company to offer the Israeli series to an international audience. Last year, the U.K.’s Channel 4 aired the show’s first season, and a version of the series adapted for a Dutch audience aired in the Netherlands.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .