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TVF International sells 200 hours to Asia-Pacific nets

The London-based distributor has sold several titles, including The Lady In Number 6 (pictured), Chelsea's Greatest Garden, and All 4 Adventure, to networks in Asia, Europe and North America.
May 15, 2015

TVF International has sold several non-fiction titles into Asia, Europe and North America.

Networks in the Asia-Pacific region acquired more than 200 hours of programming from the London-based distributor.

New Zealand’s Choice TV picked up Chelsea’s Greatest Garden (two x 60 minutes) and the action-adventure series All 4 Adventure (12 x 45 minutes). Japan’s History Channel acquired eight hours of content including The Secrets of Quantum Physics (two x 60 minutes) and Oscar-winning short film The Lady in Number 6 (pictured).

NATV in South Korea picked up How to Look at a Painting (12 x 23 minutes); Hong Kong’s RTHK acquired The Tipping Points (six x 52 minutes) and New TV in Thailand picked up a package that includes Chelsea’s Greatest Garden, Fox Crime’s Night Guard (13 x 60 minutes) and Curse of the Axe.

In Europe, ZDF picked up CBC’s investigative doc The Cholesterol Question (one x 52 minutes); VRT in Belgium took All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry; and Switzerland’s RTS took Pakistan’s Hidden Shame (one x 52 minutes).

Zig Zag Productions’ Transgender Kids sold to U.S. cable net Discovery Life and Canadian net TVA.

Lastly, TVF also closed several in-flight deals with airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa and Saudia. Titles include Innovation Nation, Detox! and Strange Rumblings in Shangri La.

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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