Go Back to Where You Came From

TCB’s immigration format travels

Free-to-air broadcaster SBS Belgium has bought a local version of buzzy immigration format Go Back to Where You Came From. SBS channel Vier will air the Belgian version of the show, which will be made by local prodco Woestijnvis. The format was created by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder and distributed by TCB Media Rights, which represents […]

TCB grows with Global Agency hire

Paul Heaney’s growing indie distributor TCB Media Rights has added another sales agent to its ranks. The UK-based firm has hired Mem Baker from World Wide Entertainment, the factual arm of Turkey-based Global Agency, to handle sales in Asia, Africa, Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Middle East. Pamela Martinez Martinez, who was Heaney’s first […]

Heaney’s TCB snags Aussie content deal

TCB Media Rights has added more Australian programming to its growing catalogue after cutting a new representation deal with production company Cordell Zapruder Jigsaw. CZJ is the top independent producer in Australia and has extended operations into New Zealand with the acquisition of Kiwi producer Greenstone. TCB, which this week announced new hires, will bring […]

News brief: Paisner re-elected before International Emmys

Bruce Paisner has been re-elected president and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, just hours before the likes of J.J. Abrams were celebrated at the International Emmys. Paisner has been at the top of the academy, which organises the International Emmy Awards Gala, for the sixth time. His re-appointment came hours […]

TV’s conscious effort

Cruel critiques and manufactured conflict have been replaced by supportive smiles, warm hugs and a belief that shows should seek to transform someone’s prospects or help them grow emotionally in an ongoing raft of caring sharing formats reports Andy Fry. There was a time between 2003 and 2009 when factual and entertainment formats seemed to […]

Australian immigration format lands on German TV

Australia’s SBS has shopped a local version of its Go Back to Where You Came From format to its German counterpart ZDF. The show takes people with trenchant views on immigration on a journey to see how refugees have reached their country. The original Australian version for SBS is produced by Cordell Jigsaw. It launched […]