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“Looking For Mike,” “Hidden Villages” land in Canada

Distributor TVF International has sold several crime, wildlife and lifestyle titles to networks across North America, including the special Looking for Mike (pictured).
September 14, 2016

London-based distributor TVF International has sold several crime, wildlife and lifestyle titles to networks across North America.

In Canada, Bell Media picked up Looking for Mike (one x 60 minutes, pictured) for its Investigation channel. The special follows filmmaker Dylan Reibling as he delves into the mysterious death of his friend, Mike De Bourcier. The company also acquired the Channel 4 special Murder In Paradise (one x 60 minutes), about the murder of two backpackers in Thailand.

Meanwhile, pubcaster Radio Canada picked up the blue-chip miniseries Wild City with David Attenborough (three x 60 minutes) and Oak Tree: Nature’s Greatest Survivor (two x 60 minutes).

Zoomer Media acquired the first three seasons of lifestyle series Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages, which originally aired on Channel 4, as well as the health specials Yogawoman (one x 60 minutes) and Detox (two x 60 minutes), plus a selection of short-form content on Superfoods.

In the United States, American Public Television took the first two seasons of Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages as well as the special The Changing Face of the Queen.

The deals were brokered by Daniel Nembhard, senior sales, acquisitions and formats executive at TVF International.

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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