TVF International

News round-up: Acorn TV renews ‘Agatha Raisin’ for fourth run; FilmRise & Reel One ink distribution deal; BBCS signs first-look deal with Youngest Media

Acorn TV renews ‘Agatha Raisin’ for fourth run AMC Networks-owned streamer Acorn TV has commissioned a fourth season of mystery series Agatha Raisin, based upon the novels by MC Beaton. [email protected] TV’s Barry Ryan and David Walton will continue to produce the series, with Catherine Mackin from Acorn Media Enterprise and Michele Buck from All3Media-owned […]

Sales round-up: MagellanTV, TVF & Furnace co-pro science show; Viaplay picks up first-ever Faroese drama; ZDFE shops Nazi slave doc

MagellanTV, TVF & Furnace co-pro science show Global SVOD service MagellanTV has ordered a new two-part factual series presented by physicist Jim Al-Khalili, called Jim Al-Khalili’s Guide to How We Got Here, to debut later this year. MagellanTV has partnered with factual distributor TVF International and UK production company Furnace to co-produce the series in […]

What is driving the factual boom?

As Realscreen gets underway online, TBI deputy editor Mark Layton talks to top execs at global factual distributors about recent market trends and how the rise of streamers, coupled with the pandemic, is driving a factual boom. As the global pandemic and its myriad lockdowns, quarantine procedures and safety protocols continue to disrupt TV production, […]

Round-up: SBS & Vice Media renew partnership; Viasat World & ZDFE strike factual deal; TVF International strikes first-look with Attitude Pictures

SBS & Vice Media renew partnership Australian broadcaster SBS has renewed its content partnership with Vice Media Group, with new programming for its SBS Viceland TV channel and SBS digital platforms. The agreement includes more than 1,000 hours of Vice Media Group content, with exclusive access to more than 600 hours of new, original programming. […]

TVF rejigs European team & reveals sales after record year in CEE & CIS

UK-based distributor TVF International has rejigged its sales team in Europe and struck a raft of deals across the region. Frank Mably, who had been working as a sales exec for TVF, will now formally join the company’s Europe-focused team after a rejig of responsibilities, reporting into head of sales, Lindsey Ayotte. Other changes see […]

Show of the week: Me And My Penis

Don’t be mistaken by its title, because this special is in no way a flippant 47-minutes of television. Instead, it dives into a subject area that has been remarkably unexplored on TV to date, resulting in a fascinating exploration of men and their reproductive organ. The show is from the award-winning producers of 100 Vaginas […]

TVNZ dives into mental health with local version of Oz ‘Man Up’ format

New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ has greenlit a local version of Movember’s Man Up format. Wellington-based Gibson Group is producing the new version of the format, titled Man Enough, which is distributed by TVF International, with the 2 x 44-minute series due to air later this month of TVNZ 1. Man Enough is being launched globally […]

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