TVF International

TBI Weekly: Six shows to add to your acquisitions wishlist

We’re barely into 2024 and the Miami content markets are already bustling, with NATPE Global coming to a close yesterday and buyers and distributors filling up their diaries with Content Americas just days away. Despite a bumpy 12 months, there is still a lot of quality content headed to the global market and TBI has […]

TBI Weekly: Why Korean docs are next to ride the Hallyu Wave

Sam Joyce, acquisitions and content strategist at factual distributor TVF International, explains why Korean documentaries are poised to follow formats and scripted content from the country to take the world by storm. It’s hardly breaking news that Korea’s content industry produces massive international hits. While Parasite and Squid Game have marked two of the biggest […]

Exclusive: SBS Australia & A+E LatAm among slew of sales for Tencent Dun Huang docudrama

SBS Australia and A+E Networks Latin America are among a slew of international broadcasters to pick up Tencent docudrama Dun Huang: Ancient Frontier Fortress. DR Denmark, AMC Iberia, Ceska TV, Now TV Hong Kong and RTVE Spain have also acquired the 2 x 52-minute series from distributor TVF International. The IFA Media-produced docudrama explores the […]

TVNZ’s ‘Down For Love’ heads to Netflix following TVF global sale

Netflix has picked up TVNZ show Down For Love, the dating series that follows people with Down Syndrome as they search for partners. The 5 x 46-minute show is produced by Attitude Pictures and follows ten people living with Down Syndrome on a quest to find love and companionship. Over the course of five episodes, […]

Netflix picks up Mamamoo K-pop doc for Southeast Asian premiere

Netflix has picked up Mamamoo: Where Are We Now, a documentary about the K-pop girl group, for premiere in Southeast Asia. Produced by ZanyBros and distributed by TVF International, the title is available as a 1 x 120-minute special or 4 x 24-minute series. With exclusive access, the doc follows the South Korean pop group’s […]

Exclusive: Taking the long view on factual shortform

Shortform factual content is growing fast, but how does it fit into the kaleidoscope of other programming out there? Andy Fry finds out. There’s no lack of shortform factual storytelling in the world. With the emergence of social platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok, the last two decades have seen an endless outpouring of […]

TVF International elevates sales boss to lead firm as director steps down

UK-based factual distributor TVF International has promoted Poppy McAlister to lead the company, following the departure of director Lindsey Ayotte. Ayotte is moving away from the broadcast industry, having been with the distribution outfit for eight years – joining as a trainee in 2015 and also serving as head of sales and head of strategic […]

Abacus Media Rights hires TVF Int’l exec as head of acquisitions

UK-based distributor Abacus Media Rights has appointed TVF International exec Will Stapley as head of acquisitions across both scripted and unscripted. Stapley joins Amcomri-owned Abacus following a six-year stint at TVF International, most recently as head of acquisitions and partnerships, which he was promoted to last year. In that role, Stapley has been responsible for managing […]

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