Paul Heaney

UK sport agency picks up Marathon rights

A new UK sports agency has signed a long-term broadcast rights deal for distribution of the Virgin Money London Marathon. Former BBC Worldwide head of sport and sport entertainment Danny O’Toole launched TCB Sports Media at the turn of the year after leaving the BBC’s commercial arm in September 2014. The company has now picked […]

2014 Year in Review, part one

In the first part of a three-part special on the moments of 2014 and those ahead of us in 2015, top international industry executives comment on the news that defined 2014 in television for them. There was no shortage of headlines stories on TBIvision in 2014, as a new television production, distribution and broadcast landscape […]

TCB poaches TVF sales exec

TCB Media Rights has hired a sales executive from rival UK-based distributor TVF International. Anna Budashevskaya will join Paul Heaney’s company as sales and acquisitions manager for the Nordics, Benelux and central and eastern Europe initially as maternity cover for Karen Connell. She will also assume a key role in acquisitions, working closely with CEO […]

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 Rights adds Italy, Germany reps

Paul Heaney’s distributor TCB Rights has added sales agents for Italy and Germany. Veteran Mediaset factual specialist Daniela Bagliani has been named TCB’s Italian rep, while ex-BBC Worldwide sales exec Claudia Zell perform the same duties in German-speaking territories. TCB, which former Cineflix Rights chief Heaney launched at the end of 2012, has doubled its […]

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 […]

Cineflix Productions bosses exit in restructure

Cineflix Productions’ Toronto-based CEO Simon Lloyd and executive VP Joe Houlihan are exiting the business to launch their own prodco, as Cineflix Media shakes up its operations to focus on the US and UK markets. Lloyd and Houlihan have agreed to remain with Canadian indie Cineflix until the end of the year to “facilitate the […]

Paul Heaney’s TCB inks Seven Network deal

TCB Media Rights has taken international rights to several shows from Australian broadcaster Seven Network. TCB is the rights and distribution business set up last year by ex-Cineflix executive Paul Heaney. It will represent three of Seven’s series and a one-off special: 12x30mins Surveillance, 12x30mins Australia’s Deadliest, 6x30mins Brynne… My Bedazzled Life and 1x60mins Australia’s […]

Nick Godwin to run new factual prodco at Argonon

Ex-Cineflix executive Nick Godwin has created a new factual production company, BriteSpark, which will be part of the Argonon group. The new prodco will be a joint venture between Godwin and Argonon, the production and distribution group that includes Leopard Films and Remedy Productions. Another ex-Cineflix executive, Paul Heaney, will handle international sales of programming […]

Paul Heaney taking care of business with new distribution outfit

Paul Heaney has launched his own distribution firm TCB Media Rights. Heaney was president and MD of Cineflix Rights until end-May when he left the company. The new company is understood to have inked its first deals with production partners and the first of these will be revealed next week. Heaney said he has been […]