TVF International


TVF extends co-pro pact with Tokyovision, sells to NHK and Animal Planet

Factual distributor TVF International has struck a raft of sales with Japanese broadcasters and agreed a new co-production arrangement with Tokyovision. Pubcaster NHK secured Indian Space Dreams for its Dramatic Planet slot, which airs on NHK’s Educational channel and is from Sequoia and Spring Films. The show features exclusive behind-the-scenes access to India’s first space […]

How US consolidation is shaking up APAC

Tectonic shifts within the US market have long seen global reverberations in the TV industry, but the rate of change in the last three years has been unprecedented. What’s at stake for producers and distributors in APAC who are riding the ever-changing tides of consolidation against a buoyant streaming market? Manori Ravindran reports While the […]

Sales round-up: Chinese streamers strike TVF deals; Primitives takes ‘The Battle’ into Lat Am; Sky orders ‘Domina’

Chinese SVOD trio strike TVF deals Chinese online platforms iQiyi, Bili Bili and BesTV have picked up hundreds of hours of factual programming from UK-based factual distributor TVF International. iQiyi has acquired exclusive Chinese streaming rights to China Love (1 x 90 minutes), produced by Australia-based Media Stockade for ABC Australia, and China Wild (5 […]

Channel 4 preps doc on Boeing 737 Max disaster from Arrow

Channel 4 has commissioned Arrow Media for a doc on the Boeing 737 Max disaster. Boeing’s Killer Plane: What Went Wrong? (1 x 60 minutes) will examine the chain of events that led to the crashes of two passenger jets – first, the Lion Air Flight 601, which crashed in the Java Sea in October […]

Deals round-up: TVF scores MENA sales, Quintus strikes Maximus pre-sales

TVF scores sales in MENA London-headquartered specialist factual distributor TVF International has sold a slate of programmes including New Species and In My Mind to MENA broadcasters. Pan-MENA news network BBC Arabic has licensed a package of factual titles, including Attitude Pictures’ mental health series In My Mind, Furnace’s You, Me and Eugenics and Spring […]

Discovery, NHK acquire from TVF’s expanded APAC team

Discovery Asia and NHK in Japan are among broadcasters to have picked up programming from TVF International’s recently bolstered Asia-Pacific sales team. Discovery Asia acquired pan-Asia rights to Chef Exchange (10 x 30 minutes), Singapore on Film (2 x 60 minutes) and Beach House Pictures’ access-driven two-parter Raffles: Remaking an Icon (2 x 60 minutes). […]

Wild Money: The new rules of play in distribution

Distributors are under greater pressure than ever, needing to be nimble, innovative and cash-rich – all at the same time. TBI gathered distributors of shows such as Bodyguard and Leaving Neverland to discuss all things content: what’s cutting through, what they’re walking away from and why they’re stepping in where commissioners are falling short How […]

For My Next Trick: TVF International’s Harriet Armston-Clarke

Each day this week, in the lead-up to International Women’s Day on Friday (8 March), TBI presents its ‘For My Next Trick’ series, which finds a group of industry-leading women across production, commissioning and distribution reflecting on the advice that has shaped their career; innovation in their respective fields; diversity in TV; and the legacy […]

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