TCB Media Rights


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 […]

Barcroft and TCB Media partner for Shake My Beauty

Factual indie Barcroft Media and TCB Media Rights have inked a co-pro deal for an 8×60-minute series based on Barcrofts digital series Shake My Beauty. In the agreement TCB will take the worldwide distribution rights for the title. It follows a similar collaboration for Barcroft’s Extreme Love, that has seen We TV co-producing the series for […]

TCB inks first-look deal with Argonon’s Transparent TV

TCB Media Rights has signed a two-year first-look deal with Argonon-owned indie Transparent TV. Under the deal, TCB will represent Transparent’s entire back catalogue, bringing a further 70 hours to its factual slate. Highlights include 33 hours of Botched Up Bodies and season two of Michael Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain (pictured). TCB has also closed […]

TRX adds TCB Media Rights to its digitized sales platform

TCB Media Rights is the latest distributor to sign up to the online sales platform TRX, which enables buyers and sellers to make TV distribution deals through a digital service. TCB will add 1,400 TV hours to the platform, which will go live shortly after MIPCOM. Titles include Border Patrol (pictured), Copy Cat Killers and […]

TCB hands DCD Rights exec a multi-territory sales role

Distributor TCB Media Rights has appointed Lenneke de Jong to the newly created role of sales manager for Latin America, Benelux and Iberia. She joins from DCD Rights, where she handled a broad spectrum of factual, entertainment and drama programming. Prior to that she worked in production on Spain’s version of The X Factor. TCB Media […]

TCB hires BBC Studios’ Demidowicz as commissioning editor

TCB Media Rights has appointed BBC Studios’ Hannah Demidowicz to the position of commissioning editor, in what it claims to be a first for a factual distribution business. Demidowicz’s appointment reflects TCB’s emerging status as ‘mini-commissioner’. In the past year, the distributor has greenlit approximately 50 hours of self-funded and co-developed projects to its portfolio […]

Show of the Week: TCB Media Rights’ Combat Machines

Many broadcasters will already be familiar with History UK’s Combat series. The 2015 series Combat Trains upped its slot average by 161%, while Combat ships doubled its time slot in February 2017, according to Adam Jacobs, executive producer at the franchise’s creator, Woodcut Media. Combat Ships’ ratings in France were as good as the local […]

Passion acquisitions chief moves to TCB

Passion Distribution’s head of acquisitions, Jimmy Humphreys, is moving to rival UK distributor TCB Media Rights. The exec will take on the newly created role of head of acquisitions and coproductions at TCB, which has been staffing up significantly in the past year. Humphreys will report to Paul Heaney, founder and CEO of TCB, and […]

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