Kew Media Group

BossaNova hires Beyond Rights exec Claire Runham as head of acquisitions

Night Train Media-backed financier and distributor BossaNova has hired former Beyond Rights exec Claire Runham as its new head of acquisitions, in a move that sees her reuniting with ex-TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney and other former colleagues. Runham was most recently SVP of acquisitions at Beyond, which was acquired by Banijay in 2022. […]

TBI Weekly: Could Kew Media have been saved?

11 December marks a year to the day since Kew Media Group (KMG) revealed it was instigating a “strategic review” of its operations, a move that ultimately resulted in the once rapidly growing global production-distribution outfit being stripped of assets and sold off. There is now little left of what was KMG, nor its sales […]

Exclusive: Beyond Rights acquisitions chief Jimmy Humphrey steps down

Beyond Rights head of acquisitions & co-productions Jimmy Humphrey is leaving the Australia- and UK-based distributor, TBI has learned. Humphrey was appointed to Beyond’s new-look sales division in September following an extensive restructuring of its operations, which came after the acquisition of TCB Media Rights from the now defunct Kew Media Group earlier this year. He had previously […]

ITVS welcomes ‘Worzel Gummidge’ after going direct with Leopard Pictures

ITV Studios (ITVS) has struck a deal to distribute BBC scripted series Worzel Gummidge – previously sold by the now defunct Kew Media Group – and Bump, the relationship drama from Australian streamer Stan. Worzel Gummidge was produced by Argonon-owned Leopard Pictures for the BBC and is a modern adaptation of Barbara Euphan Todd’s stories […]

Beyond hires former TCB exec Kate Llewellyn-Jones to oversee merged distributor

Australia’s Beyond International has appointed the former MD of TCB Media Rights Kate Llewellyn-Jones to the newly created role of CEO of its global distribution division. Llewellyn-Jones left TCB in 2018, prior to the company’s acquisition by Beyond following the collapse of Kew Media Group. She will combine the Beyond Distribution business with TCB to […]

TCB’s Paul Heaney & Dina Subhani depart following Beyond acquisition

TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney and the UK-based distributor’s exec director Dina Subhani are leaving the company, following its acquisition by Beyond Entertainment earlier this year. Beyond Distribution and TCB will each continue to operate as separate businesses for the foreseeable future, the Australia- and UK-based firm said, with TCB’s senior management team reporting […]

Exclusive: How Abacus Media made it to market despite Covid-19

It has been a tumultuous few months for ex-Kew Media Distribution chief Jonathan Ford, but that is not stopping him from looking to make “big commitments” in programming via his newly minted sales and financing firm Abacus Media Rights (AMR). Ford launched AMR last week with backing from Amcomri Media Group and he tells TBI […]

Canadian court approves Beyond’s $2.6m deal for TCB Media

Australia- and UK-based distributor and producer Beyond International (BYI) has been given the greenlight to proceed with its £2.1m ($2.6m) acquisition of non-scripted specialists TCB Media Rights, despite the latter’s founder opposing the takeover. The shock deal, which emerged last week, saw Beyond striking a deal for Paul Heaney’s TCB with the administrators of Kew […]

Beyond acquires TCB Media Rights from Kew Media administrators

Australia- and UK-based distributor and producer Beyond International (BYI) has struck a deal to acquire non-scripted specialists TCB Media Rights from the administrators of Kew Media Group (KMG). The acquisition, which is subject to approval by the Canadian authorities, will be completed via Ireland-based Beyond Entertainment and see the company acquire TCB’s entire share capital. […]

UK’s TCB greenlights factual duo, strikes deal with Channel 4

UK-based producer and distributor TCB Media Rights has greenlit two more original factual titles, one of which has been pre-sold to the UK’s Channel 4. Hitler’s Supercars (1 x 60-minute) is being produced by UK indie Wiser Films and explores the story of how during the rise of the Third Reich, two German car manufacturers […]

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