Scandi sales for TCB Media Rights

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has penned deals with five Scandinavian broadcasters, selling programming to SVT and TV4 in Sweden, NRK in Norway, TV2 in Denmark, and pan-Scandi net Viasat. (Pictured: The Passenger Who Landed A Plane)
June 12, 2014

London-based distributor TCB Media Rights has penned deals with five Scandinavian broadcasters, selling programming to SVT and TV4 in Sweden, NRK in Norway, TV2 in Denmark, and pan-Scandi net Viasat.

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has licensed two one-hour specials — Arrow Media’s The Passenger Who Landed A Plane (pictured above) and Furneaux Edgar/GME’s Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine.

NRK3 in Norway, meanwhile, has taken the ninth and latest season of Bondi Rescue (15 x 30-minute), the rights to which TCB acquired in the run-up to MIPTV. NRK3 has also renewed the first seven series (85 x 30-minute) of the Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (CJZ) series, which follows the work of the elite lifeguards who patrol Australia’s busiest beaches.

Season nine of Bondi Rescue is also headed to TV4 Sweden in a volume deal that also includes the renewal of seasons one to five ofBondi Rescue (68 x 30-minute), Bondi Rescue: Bali (9 x 30-minute), Nine Lives/GME’s Age Gap Love (1 x 60-minute), Seven Productions’ Surveillance (18 x 30-minute), Arrow’s World’s Most Extreme (6 x 60-minute) and CJZ’s Tales of the Unexpected.

World’s Most Extreme has also found a new home on TV2 Denmark, while Viasat has acquired WAGtv’s Heavy Metal Monsters (6 x 30-minute) for its pay-TV platforms in Scandinavia and CEE, and its free-TV service in Sweden.

The deals were brokered by Karen Connell, who joined TCB founder Paul Heaney in February as the distributor’s head of sales for the Nordic region, Benelux and Central and Eastern Europe.

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