TCB Media Rights acquires “Trawlermen,” “Pusher”

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has added more than 60 hours of fact-ent programming to its roster and inked sales for one-off docs 41 Dogs in My Home (pictured) and Mega-Yachts.
January 20, 2016

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has added more than 60 hours of fact-ent programming to its roster through newly inked partnerships with UK production outfits.

New content coming into TCB’s progamming stable includes Wild Pictures’ Trawlermen Tales (3 x 60 minutes, for ITV), which offers access to the Newlyn fishing fleet; Crackit Productions’ Skinny Brides to Fat Wives (1 x 60 minutes, for Channel 5), which explores how weight gain has affected four marriages; and Kaboom Film & TV’s A Brief History of Graffiti and The French Revolution: Tearing Up History, both of which aired on BBC4.

TCB Media Rights has also continued its relationship with BriteSpark Films. The prodco’s latest title, The Pusher: Manchester’s Serial Killer? (1 x 60 minutes), premiered on Channel 4 earlier this month and investigates why 60 people have been found dead in Manchester’s canals over a six-year period.

Other acquisitions include Australia’s Klinik TV’s Al’s Fishing with Mates (12 x 30 minutes), following Australian fisherman and underwater photographer Al McGlashan on a global adventure; CJZ/Greenstone’s Ocean Patrol: Coastwatch (88 x 30 minutes) and Car Cops: Nabbed (10 x 30 minutes); and Seven Productions’ Bringing Sexy Back (8 x 60 minutes), a makeover series with a health twist that’s already been sold to TVN Poland, SBS Belgium and TV2 Norway.

On the sales tip, TCB has sent one-off documentaries 41 Dogs in My Home (pictured) and Mega-Yachts into the international marketplace.

Hour-long films 41 Dogs in My Home, which provides insight into extreme pet ownership, and Love Me, Love My Cat, which showcases fanatical feline lovers, have been acquired by Australia’s Nine Network, New Zealand’s MediaWorks TV, Sweden’s TV4 and Discovery Networks in Norway.

TVN in Poland, Medialaan in Belgium and MTV in Finland, meanwhile, have also picked up 41 Dogs in My Home.

The one-offs, which were produced by London indie Middlechild Productions, originally broadcast across UK broadcaster Channel 5 and were launched internationally by TCB at last October’s MIPCOM market in Cannes.

The distributor has also sent Icon Films’ Mega-Yachts (1 x 60 minutes), looking at luxurious ocean palaces, to TVN Poland, Medialaan Belgium, Nine Networks Australia, MediaWorks New Zealand and RTL Netherlands.

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