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TCB Media Rights boosts legal and rights team, unveils 40-show slate for MIPCOM

TCB Media Rights is heading to next month’s MIPCOM market with a 40-title slate that includes three self-commissioned shows. The Kew Media Group-backed distributor’s top launches in Cannes include TCB Originals such as Curve Media’s How Did They Build That? (8 x 60 minutes); Conscious Life’s How I Created A Cult (3 x 60 minutes); and Like […]

Fred Media hires TCB’s Mem Bakar as European sales boss

TCB Media Rights exec Mem Bakar has landed at Australian distributor Fred Media. Bakar is to head the European sales office for Fred – the commercial arm of Australian Bondi Vet and Vet On The Hill prodco WTFN Entertainment – out of London. She replaces long-time Fred and WTFN exec Sally Cronin, who first joined […]

Distributors warn MIPTV changes could be “universally detrimental” to market

MIPTV’s new floorplan, confirmed by Reed Midem today, has prompted outrage from international distributors who worry the changes could be “universally detrimental” to small and mid-sized outfits.  While the businesses have been aware of potential plans to concentrate the market within the Grand Palais since April, MIP organiser Reed Midem’s decision to go forward with […]

TCB Media Rights expands into feature doc space

TCB Media Rights is edging into the feature-length documentary space after acquiring BBC Two’s 90-minute film The $50m Art Swindle. The Kew Media Group-backed distributor is best known for fact ent, but has been branching out into the premium factual space in recent months, as previously reported by TBI. Commissioned by Mark Bell for arts […]

TCB strikes global deals for original docs

Over a dozen broadcasters have pre-bought TCB Media Rights’ original commission Egypt’s Unexplained Files, including Science Channel US, the UK’s Channel 5 and Germany’s ProSieben. Egypt’s Unexplained Files is the latest series to be directly commissioned and funded by TCB Rights, and follows strong sales for other ‘TCB Original’ series — Massive Engineering Mistakes and […]

Yesterday lines up Woodcut’s ‘Greatest Palaces’

UKTV has lined up Woodcut Media’s World’s Greatest Palaces for factual channel Yesterday. The multi-channel broadcaster pre-invested in the series, which was also deficit financed by distributor TCB Media Rights. The programme, which will air later this year, investigates the history, engineering feats and pioneering design of some of the world’s biggest palaces and the monarchs […]

TBI Weekly: MIPTV at critical juncture to safeguard its future

MIPTV reached a major turning point this week, with the future of the spring market in its current iteration poised for a significant overhaul amid a growing chorus of incensed distributors.   For a number of years now, the four-day market has been shedding international buyers due to unsavory timing ahead of LA Screenings in […]

Former Pioneer exec sets up production consultancy

Former Pioneer Productions MD Kirstie McLure has set up a new consultancy business connecting productions with internationally skilled production staff.  Co-founded by McLure and Nikki Tilley, the business is a collective of chief operating officers and heads of production who are available on a consultancy basis. It comes as a response to a “service gap” […]

Nat Geo buys TCB’s Borderforce USA

Nat Geo has bought Dave series Borderforce USA: The Bridges from TCB Media Rights.  The broadcaster has picked up Stampede Productions’ timely 10 x 60-minute series for its US and LatAm channels. The deal was brokered by Lenneke de Jong and Simona Argenti, and was acquired by Nat Geo global acquisitions director Ben Noot. The exclusive-access […]

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