Looking Glass International

How US consolidation is shaking up APAC

Tectonic shifts within the US market have long seen global reverberations in the TV industry, but the rate of change in the last three years has been unprecedented. What’s at stake for producers and distributors in APAC who are riding the ever-changing tides of consolidation against a buoyant streaming market? Manori Ravindran reports While the […]

Looking Glass rebrands as LGI Media, appoints new MD

Australia-based distribution company Looking Glass International has rebranded as LGI Media. The company, which specialises in the development, financing and distribution of factual TV, also unveiled Sam Thompson as managing director with immediate effect. “Over the last 14 years we have built a strong reputation for providing high end, quality factual programming,” said Nha-Uyen Chau, […]

Looking Glass buys Factory library, hires VP

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has acquired Factory Media’s 55-hour library and hired its sales chief, Sam Thompson. This hands LGI new factual content, and comes after Factory became part of Squared Up Media at the turn of the year. Thompson negotiated the Factory through a series of deals that have followed the merger. He […]

Bourdon joins Fashion Hero company

Former Novovision and Just for Laughs distribution exec Nathalie Bourdon has joined Beauty World Search. She will be vice president, distribution, at the North American company, overseeing sales of The Fashion Hero, the reality fashion competition that sets out to look beyond typical fashion industry ideas of beauty and body image. Bourdon was formerly COO of […]

Free VOD service closes TVF, Looking Glass deals

Free streaming service Popcornflix has closed deals for wildlife and travel factual and documentary programming with distributors TVF International and Looking Glass International. The deals hand the service programmes such as Untamed with Davey Hughes, the Wildest series, Road Cops and Commandos, and War Horse: The Real Story. The shows have previously aired on the […]

Fashion Hero hopes for MIPTV win

Distributor Looking Glass International touches down on the French Riviera in two weeks with new multi-platform reality series The Fashion Hero. The 13x60mins series is billed as “inspirational and ground-breaking” by its producers, encompassing an international casting event and a television series. Beauty World Search has produced a pilot titled On the Road to the […]

Looking Glass sells Leopard, Panda docs

Australian factual distributor Looking Glass International has shopped docs to several international buyers. Swedish pubcaster SVT has picked up wildlife one-off The Unlikely Leopard, which was originally produced by Wildlife Films Botswana for the National Geographic Channel. Spanish pubcaster TVE has also acquired the film. SVT also acquired Essential Media-produced one-off doc Connected – How […]

Looking Glass reveals its Lionheart

Australia-based Looking Glass International will show buyers exclusive footage from new HD wildlife series Lionheart. The show, from Botswana’s Tauana Films, follows the friendship of Val Gruener,a young man, and Sirga, a young lioness that was born in captivity and abandoned as a cub. They share a mutual dependency that extends to hunting together in […]