TCB adds to sales team

TCB Media Rights has hired Simona Argenti and she will cover Italy, Spain, Latin America and Canada and other territories for the independent distributor. She joins TCB from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, where she was sales manager. Representation of Italy at TCB will transition from Italian agent and former Mediaset executive […]

TBI DISTRIBUTOR SURVEY 2016: SVOD boom, stacking issues?

Netflix and its streaming counterparts have shaken up the traditional TV market in an unprecedented manner. For the free TV players Netflix is a viewing threat and rival for the best programming, for pay TV it is both these and a cord-cutting threat. For distributors SVOD is clearly a boon. Last week CBS boss Les […]

TCB hires from Nat Geo, cuts US deals

UK-based independent distributor TCB Media Rights has hired Claire Runham as a sales and acquisitions exec. She joins from National Geographic Channels International and has also worked at the BBC and UK indie Dragonfly. “[Claire’s] ability to make relationships tick, her creative instincts and her amazing attitude make her the perfect interface between the creative […]

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 […]