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TCB takes “Surveillance” around the world

TCB Media Rights has sold the series, a hit on Australia's Seven Network, to Sky in the UK and various A+E international networks, among others. (Pictured: TCB's Paul Heaney)
August 29, 2013

UK-based distributor TCB Media Rights has sold Surveillance, a hit series for Australia’s Seven Network, to assorted networks internationally.

Among those buying the 12 x 30-minute series are Sky in the UK, SBS Netherlands, Mediaset in Italy, TV4 Sweden and A+E International nets in Poland, Romania, Greece, Cyprus and Africa.

The series, produced by Seven Network Productions, features control room and CCTV camera footage, and has been recommissioned for a new season on Seven.

“It’s a show like Surveillance that is attractive to mainstream audiences across the world, that broadcasters hunt for and distributors cherish,” said Paul Heaney, CEO of TCB Media Rights, in a statement. “They offer a robust appeal and tend to be evergreen in shelf life.”

The distributor has also recently added 10 hours to its roster through an acquisitions deal with New Zealand’s 2B Media, which has licensed distribution rights to two seasons of the TVNZ hit Rescue Code: 1. UKTV will air the series this year.

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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