Sales round-up: deals for TCB, Twofour, Harbour Rights

Distributors TCB Media Rights, Twofour Rights and Harbour Rights have sold a raft of factual and documentary titles to international outlets. (Pictured: Border Patrol)
June 21, 2016

Distributors TCB Media Rights, Twofour Rights and Harbour Rights have sold a raft of factual and documentary titles to international outlets.

Broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe have picked up around 450 hours of factual and factual entertainment programming from London-based TCB Media Rights. 

Viasat World has picked up Secrets of the Underworld, Dog Patrol, Inside Jaguar, MegaTruckers and War Junk. Meanwhile, FTV Prima in the Czech Republic has acquired War Junk as well as Hunt for Hitler’s Missing Millions, World’s Richest Dogs, Treason, Survival in the Skies and Combat Trains.

Inter Media Group has picked up 80 hours, including Survivorman and Wicked Inventions for the Ukraine, while Russia’s Stream TV has taken Nurses, Heavy Metal Monsters, Tales of the Unexpected, Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines, World’s Richest Dogs, Screen Machines and Love Me, Love My Cats.

In Poland, ZPR Media has picked up Survival in the Skies, 747: The Jumbo Revolution, World’s Busiest, MegaTruckers, Wicked Inventions and Combat Trains to air on TV Spektrum and BBC Worldwide will air Fool’s Gold on its Polish service.

CBS Reality has picked up more than 80 hours, including Border Patrol (pictured), Minute by Minute, Murder Made Me Famous, Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords, Scammers and Bondi Rescue. The programs will air in Poland and EMEA.

Lastly, Polish commercial net TVN picked up 59 hours including The Big Ward, Combat Dealers, Skinny Brides to Fat Wives, 41 Dogs in My Home, Renters, Mega-Yachts, Changing Faces and Bringing Sexy Back.

the extraordinary case of alex lewis

The Extraordinary Case of Alex Lewis

London’s Twofour Rights has sold several factual titles into Australia and New Zealand.

Nine Network has picked up The Extraordinary Case of Alex Lewis (1 x 60 minutes), which recently screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest, as well as factual series The World’s Finest Interiors (3 x 60 minutes), while ABC has taken the BBC2 series Indian Dream Hotel (3 x 60 minutes) and Underage and on the Stage (4 x 60 minutes) for its ABC2.

In New Zealand, TVNZ secured rights to Underage and on the Stage, Boomerang’s Posh Pawn (12 x 60 minutes) and dating series Strip Date (20 x 30 minutes).

Discovery Networks’ Living Channel in New Zealand has acquired Kate Humble: Living with Nomads (3 x 60 minutes) as well as The Hotel Inspector (8 x 60 minutes). Additionally, SKY NZ has bought Indian Dream Hotel (3 x 60 minutes) for free-to-air channel Prime and SKY basic’s Vibe.

Finally, Hong Kong-based Harbour Rights has sold a mix of French and Asian doc titles to outlets across Asia.

Hong Kong’s TVB has picked up 45 hours of docs while Chinese-language net Phoenix Satellite TV has picked up several lifestyle titles including an Olympics special.

Discovery Channel has picked up 15 hours, including the martial arts series Welcome To (13 x 52 minutes), while Sky Perfect in Japan has acquired Flavors (45 x 52 minutes) and the extreme sports special The Scene.

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 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.