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TCB moves “Monkey Life”, “What on Earth?”

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has secured domestic sales with Sky and Discovery for a raft of factual titles including What on Earth? and Monkey Life (pictured).
November 24, 2015

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has secured domestic sales with Sky and Discovery UK for a raft of factual titles including What on Earth? and Monkey Life (pictured).

Sky free-to-air channel Pick has acquired an eighth season of the Primate Planet Productions-made docuseries Monkey Life (20 x 30 minutes), following the work of Monkey World, an ape rescue center in the UK. The channel has also picked up Worldmark Films’ Caught on Dash Cam (2 x 60 mins), a countdown of various car crashes; and Seven Productions’ Surveillance Dashcam (6 x 30 mins), looking at real-life accidents and collisions.

Elsewhere, Discovery has taken three series for its UK factual, lifestyle and entertainment channels, including two seasons from WAG TV’s What on Earth? (12 x 60 minutes), a pop-science series that solves mysteries through cutting-edge satellite technology; Story House’s Copycat Killers (13 x 60 minutes), which explores real-life crimes inspired by Hollywood films; and Forces TV Productions’ PARA Platoon: Ready For Anything (8 x 30 minutes), detailing British Armed Forces recruits attempting to pass the toughest course designed for the UK military.

“All these shows have grunt — they’re resilient, hard-working, have universal traction and work well as re-runs. They’re perfect for broad-based factual channels like Pick and Discovery, and we’re confident they’ll rate well for them,” said TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney in a statement.

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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