Australia’s Seven signs pact with TCB Media Rights

TCB Media Rights and Seven Network Productions have signed an initial deal for the distribution company to represent four titles, including Surveillance (pictured).
March 18, 2013

TCB Media Rights and Seven Network Productions have signed an initial deal for the distribution company to represent four titles, including Surveillance (pictured).

This marks the first major acquisitions deal of non-UK produced content for TCB, the rights ownership and distribution firm started by former Cineflix Rights exec Paul Heaney last year.

The titles include three series, Surveillance, Australia’s Deadliest and Brynne: My Bedazzled Life, and one-hour doc Australia’s Deadliest Shark Coast.

Surveillance is a 12 x 30-minute series that captures the incidents that unfold before control room operators, including dangerous driving and criminal activity. It aired on Seven Network last year, and has been re-commissioned for another season.

Australia’s Deadliest (12 x 30 minutes) and Australia’s Deadliest Shark Coast are programs made in partnership with Nat Geo Wild International and Seven Productions.

“TCB Media is able to tell producers what the international market needs and then work with them in the early stages of development to co-create IP, this process has now got two major new properties within a branded strand off the ground and on to the international stage,” said Heaney.

“It is great to be working with Paul,” added Therese Hegarty, head of production at Seven. “His wealth of experience and lateral approaches to funding models and partnerships have already seen success for Seven.”

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