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TCB Media Rights sells “Planes,” “Truckers” into Europe

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has secured international sales for a raft of series including Planes That Changed the World (pictured), World's Most Extreme and MegaTruckers.
January 16, 2015

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has secured international sales for a raft of series including Planes That Changed the World (pictured), World’s Most Extreme and Megatruckers.

Leading the slate with a 31-hour package is France’s RMC Decouverte, which has picked up several Arrow Media titles including Planes That Changed the World (3 x 60 minutes), World’s Most Extreme (6 x 60 minutes), Terror In The Skies (4 x 60 minutes) and The Passenger Who Landed a Plane (1 x 60 minutes), as well as the first two seasons of WAGtv’s Combat Dealers (14 x 60 minutes), which follows military hardware dealer Bruce Crompton.

Elsewhere, Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 picked up Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder’s MegaTruckers (10 x 30 minutes) while news channel N24 acquired four Arrow Media titles including 747: The Jumbo Revolution (1 x 60 minutes), Planes That Changed the World, The Passenger Who Landed A Plane and World’s Most Extreme, in addition to WAGtv’s Twisted History (4 x 60 minutes), on strange twists and connections in history.

Finally, Sky Italia bought Woodcut Media’s Kate Middleton: Heir We Go Again! (1 x 60 minutes), on the impact of the next royal baby; while Italian broadcaster Digicast acquired two seasons of Adventure Angler and De Agostini licensed Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder’s MegaTruckers.

All deals were brokered by TCB Media Rights founder and MD Paul Heaney, along with head of sales for Germany Claudia Zell, and head of sales for Italy Daniela Bagliani.

“Buying and selling in Western Europe is an intensely competitive experience, but all the more enjoyable for that,” said Heaney in a statement. “If your shows are selected, it means they are engaging with a highly sophisticated audience.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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