TCB Media Rights


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 […]

Kew acquires Paul Heaney’s TCB Media Rights

Kew Media Group has struck a deal to buy Paul Heaney’s TCB Media Rights for a cash consideration of £5.6 million (US$7.4 million). TCB will also bag £700,000 in Class B Kew shares as a result of the deal when it closes. Kew will also pay deferred compensation based on adjusted earnings before interest, tax, […]

Ex-TCB exec in as Reel One adds two

Reel One Entertainment has bolstered its international distribution team with the appointment of former TCB Media Rights sales manager Anna Budashevskaya and sales exec Mai Aboelfadle, with the latter joining from Warner Bros. Anna Budashevskaya (pictured) will be responsible for the continued development of new and existing broadcaster relationships specifically within CEE, German-speaking Europe and […]

TCB secures Essential catalogue

London-based distribution company TCB Media Rights has closed a representation deal with Sydney’s Essential Media and Entertainment for 55 hours of factual-entertainment programming. The volume deal was brokered by Kate Llewellyn-Jones, managing director of TCB (pictured), and Chris Hilton, CEO and executive producer at Essential. Top Essential titles include Gourmet Farmer and #Shelfie with Dan […]

World’s Worst docs land pre-buys

Network Nine, Channel 5, Sky and RMC Decouverte are among pre-buyers of new documentaries from UK-based distributor TCB Media Rights. Manchest-based Title Role has gone into production on two user-generated factual series, the 6x60mins World’s Worst Flights (aka Flight, Camera, Action) and 6x60mins World’s Wildest Weather, which has gone to Nine in Australia, Sky TV […]

Factual Hot Picks

Following the Sunny Side of the Doc event in La Rochelle, France, TBI profiles five hot factual projects currently making an impression from Grayson Perry’s Divided Britain to France 2’s Age of the Builders – Notre Dame.   Grayson Perry: Divided Britain Transvestite artist Grayson Perry first came to attention in 2003 when he won the prestigious Turner […]

eOne exec switches to TCB post

London-based TCB Media Rights has again expanded its team with the fire of Entertainment One exec Holly Cowdery. She will work on sales in the Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East and North Africa regions. TCB CEO Paul Heaney called Cowdery a “rising star” adding: “She already has solid experience in sales, but […]

Drive picks up ITV & HBO’s Diana doc

As the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death approaches, a new HBO and ITV doc about her life as secured distribution. UK-based Drive has acquired rights to the untitled doc, which is a 1x90mins effort from British producer Oxford Film and Television. US cable channel HBO and UK commercial broadcaster ITV came on board the […]

ATF: done deals as Asian market expands

As the dust settles on another Asia Television Forum, TBI runs down some of the major deals that were done in Singapore last week. Virtual reality programming was headline news at the Asia Television Forum last week. One deal saw Singapore-based VR specialist BeVRR announced Dining Stars. The eight-episode lifestyle show is the first show […]

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