Tricon Films & Television

Tricon adds to sales team

Tricon Films & Television has hired Fred Joubad as director of sales and digital acquisitions. He joins the Canada-based producer and distributor from film sales outfit Ouat Media, where he was general manager, overseeing sales and acquisitions. He will assume the sales duties of Lia Dolente who has taken a wider remit as director of […]

News brief: Movie Net, Globosat buy Rock Icons

The Movie Network and Movie Central in Canada and Brazil’s Globosat are among buyers of Tricon Films & Television-distributed factual series Rock Icons. Tricon has sold more than 120 hours after MIPCOM, with Globosat also taking Mars & Venus Today, and Discovery Networks Latin America taking Extraordinary Medicine and Discovery Networks Poland buying documentary Abandon […]

Netflix buys Rob Schneider comedy

Streaming service Netflix has acquired comedian Rob Schneider’s self-funded scripted series. The deal with distributor Tricon Films & Television is for rights in the US, Latin American, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to Real Rob, which is loosely based on the American comic’s life with his younger Mexican wife. As the show has not […]

Tricon makes gear change with RTM deal

Canada’s Tricon Films & Television has acquired more than 270 hours of programming comprising automotive shows from US producer RTM Productions. These include Xtreme 4×4, Muscle Car, Horsepower, Search and Restore (pictured) and Trucks. On the scripted side comes 13x30mins Sunnyside, a sketch comedy about an neighbourhood where anything can happen; Real Rob!, which launches […]

Tricon cuts Factory Film deal

Tricon Films & Television has struck a distribution deal with Factory Film Studio and will sell the indie prodco’s features to TV channels and digital platforms. It is Tricon’s first move into features and it will shop a ten-strong slate of Factory features. The slate is a mix of comedy, action and thrillers and titles […]

Rutherford to launch Temple Street sales arm

Jon Rutherford has surfaced at Toronto’s Temple Street Productions to run a new international distribution division. The executive stepped down from his role as executive VP, distribution and business development at Temple Street compatriot Tricon Films & Television earlier this week, triggering a restructure that saw Karthiga Ratnasabapathy promoted to VP, worldwide sales and acquisitions. […]

Rutherford exits Tricon

Jon Rutherford is to leave Canada-based Tricon Films & Television, triggering a restructure that that sees Karthiga Ratnasabapathy promoted. Rutherford (pictured) has been with Tricon since April 2010, and has since risen to the rank of executive VP, distribution and business development. There was no word on the former Portfolio Entertainment executive’s next move after […]

Scripps UK & EMEA begins Restaurant Takeover

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has acquired the 26x60mins eating house makeover series Restaurant Takeover from Canada-based distributor Tricon Film & Television. The Scripps Networks International-owned channel group has also acquired Off the Map with Shannen & Holly and Extreme Collectors, while Globosat in Brazil bought The Expandables, A Bryk at a Time and Custom […]

News brief: Globosat buys Tricon docs

Brazil’s Globosat has acquired Tricon Films & Television’s doc series Rock Icons. The 10x30mins series will air on the platform along with Mars & Venus Today and Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which has sold to Foxtel in Australia. Canada-based Tricon has sold shows to Accessible Media Canada, Al Hurra in the Middle East, Brand […]

Tricon takes LEG comedies digital

A pair of Tricon Films & Television-distributed comedies have launched across a wave of digital platforms in the US. Erik Rivera: I’m No Expert and Gina Brillon: Pacifically Speaking both go out on US cable net NuvoTV and will now launch on the iTunes and Amazon stores. They will also be available on other digital platforms including PlayStation […]