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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
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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