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Extra: TCB Media Rights signs up to TRX; Mischa Barton heads for “The Hills”

TCB Media Rights signs up to online sales platform TRX UK-based IP and content rights distributor TCB Media Rights is the latest high-profile distributor to sign up to TRX, online software ...
October 4, 2018

TCB Media Rights signs up to online sales platform TRX

UK-based IP and content rights distributor TCB Media Rights is the latest high-profile distributor to sign up to TRX, online software designed to connect TV rights buyers and sellers to close rights deals more efficiently.

TCB will be adding 1,400 hours of TV to the platform soon after MIPCOM later this month. Titles that will be made available via TRX include Border Patrol (pictured), Copy Cat Killers and Abandoned Engineering.

Other TRX clients include BBC Worldwide, Lionsgate, Sky Vision, Hat Trick, Primeworks, All3Media, Off the Fence, Lightning, Jetpack, Raydar and Drive.

TRX currently offers more than 70,000 hours of available content and adds approximately 10-12 new buyers each week.

Mischa Barton joins The Hills cast

Actress Mischa Barton, who rose to fame playing Marissa Cooper on Fox’s The O.C., has joined the cast of the previously-announced MTV reality series The Hills: New Beginnings.

Barton joins returning cast members Audrina Patridge, Brody Jenner, Frankie Delgado, Heidi Pratt, Jason Wahler, Justin “Bobby” Brescia, Spencer Pratt, Stephanie Pratt and Whitney Port in the reboot of the Laguna Beach spin-off The Hills.

In an Instagram post following the announcement, Barton alluded to the fact that Laguna Beach and The Hills were inspired by The O.C. and functioned, unofficially, as the teen drama’s unscripted counterpart throughout the 2000s.

The Hills, created by Adam DiVello, ran for six seasons from 2006 to 2010. It was executive produced by Liz Gateley and Sean Travis.

The Hills: New Beginnings is produced by Viacom-owned MTV and MGM affiliate Evolution Media.

The new series will bow in 2019.

World Media Rights inks sales for WWII project

UK factual and drama production house World Media Rights (WMR) has announced several broadcast partners for its upcoming docuseries Greatest Events of World War II in HD Colour.

The 10 x 50-minute history series has been picked up by Discovery in the UK, N-TV in Germany and Planete+ in France.

Planete+ acquired the series from ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of German pubcaster ZDF. ZDF will distribute the series in the rest of the world.

The series is a follow-up to WMR’s World War II in HD Colour, and offers rare archive footage processed with state-of-the-art colorization software.

WMR CEO Alan Griffiths and creative director David McNab serve as executive producers.

“WMR is at the forefront of action adventure series for the international market and Greatest Events of World War II in Colour fits perfectly into our portfolio,” said Griffiths, in a statement. “It will appeal to history binge watchers around the world.”

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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