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TVF International picks up Vintage TV programming

The London-based distributor has acquired UK music-focused channel Vintage TV's in-house productions, which include concerts, interview series, formats and live sessions.
October 9, 2015

London-based distributor TVF International has acquired independent channel Vintage TV’s in-house productions.

The five-year-old channel, which is available in the UK via Sky, Freeview and Freecast, focuses on music-based content aimed at audiences age 30 and over. The deal covers interview series, music concerts, showcases, intimate sessions and formats featuring musicians such as Sheryl Crow, Joss Stone, Peter Andre and Nile Rodgers.

“Vintage TV is a clever channel built in response to a gap in the market – its original programming is rapidly expanding and it has both international and cross-generational appeal, offering something different to the more generic music video platforms,” said Alice Hamlett, TVF’s director of programming, in a statement.

In related news, the company also inked a distribution development deal with Mountain TV in Korea for the two-part, 4K aerial series Korea From Above. The deal was signed during the MIPCOM market in Cannes, France, earlier this week.

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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