TVF International

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 […]

TVF adds 150 hours ahead of MIPCOM Online+

Unscripted distributor TVF International has struck a raft of deals ahead of MIPCOM Online+ that will see it add more than 150 hours of programming to its slate. The slate includes South Africa From Above, Georgia From Above and U.A.E From Above, along with BBC and Channel 4 commissions fronted by UK celebrities including Jimmy’s […]

Rai & Mediaset in Italy snag raft of factual deals with distributor TVF

Italian pubcaster Rai and commercial rival Mediaset have struck deals for a raft of programming from UK-based factual distributor TVF International. Rai 1 has picked up rights to two NHK-commissioned specials, with aerial show Flying China’s Stone Forest and Underwater Universe: The Orda Cave, as well as The Tipping Points, a six-parter originally commissioned by […]

News round-up: Eccho snags Korean drama deal; Scorpion’s ‘Seahorse’ sells; TVF joins Netflix-bound David Foster doc

CJENM’s Eccho expands SBS scripted format deal Eccho Rights, the Nordic-based distributor backed by CJENM, has struck a new scripted formats pact with fellow South Korean media giant SBS. The agreement with SBS Contents Hub will see Eccho represent SBS scripted formats Queen Of Ambition and Incarnation Of Money, expanding the companies’ existing scripted format […]

Show of the week: Tony Robinson’s VE Day: Minute By Minute

This special has been commissioned by Discovery and will be of interest to acquisition execs looking for a show to mark the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) day, which falls on Friday 8 May. The 1 x 60-minute documentary, produced by Woodcut Media and distributed by TVF International, has already been pre-sold to […]