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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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