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MIPTV ’13: TCB Media picks up “Monkey Life,” “Mega Food”

Distributor TCB Media Rights has picked up Monkey Life and Mega Food, while also selling Animal Airport (pictured) into The Netherlands.
April 8, 2013

Distributor TCB Media Rights has picked up Monkey Life and Mega Food, while also selling Animal Airport (pictured) into The Netherlands.

TCB Media has secured a deal with Primate Planet Productions for the rights to the complete seven series (134 x 30 minutes) of docusoap Monkey Life. The series, which aired on Animal Planet in Europe and Channel 5 in the UK, follows the work of Monkey World, an ape rescue center in the UK.

The Paul Heaney-owned company has also signed a representation deal with indie Steel Spyda for the 6 x 60-minutes series Mega Food. Produced for Nat Geo Asia, the show goes into the largest and busiest kitchens, including on board the A380 Airbus, and the world’s biggest cruise ship.

In addition, SBS Netherlands has acquired the first two series of Animal Airport (26 x 30-minutes) from TCB. Produced by UK indie Icon Films for Animal Planet Europe, the show goes inside the animal activity at London’s Heathrow airport, capturing the action in the terminals and the runways.

Animal Airport is a great show, combining immediate accessibility with a twist on the airport format – from cheetahs to racehorses, there’s a wealth of great stories from behind the scenes,” said Lucy Middleboe, head of commercial operations at Icon Films.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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