TVF International

UK Screenings: TVF gets up close and personal with Icons

From Raffles to Richard Branson, TVF International goes inside storied institutions and meets global icons for its Zari Gallery-based screening this February. TVF sales boss Harriet Armston-Clarke is bringing three new landmark titles to the event, all focusing on epic locations and notable individuals. The 100-plus buyers attending will get a behind-the-scenes look at Singapore’s […]

TVF inks first-look deal with Mediacorp

Factual distribution firm TVF International has inked a first-look, two-year, deal with Singapore’s Mediacorp. In the deal, TVF will represent titles such as Channel NewsAsia’s Vanishing Foods (8×23’), luxury lifestyle series Luxe Asia (40×23’) and current affairs title The New Silk Road (18×48’). The deal builds on the 80 hours of Mediacorp content already represented by TVF. Recent […]

CBC picks up TVF’s Hardline Buddhists

TVF International has licensed Channel NewsAsia’s Myanmar’s Hardline Buddhists to Canadian pubcaster CBC at MIPCOM (pictured). In the special, BBC Panorama reporter Mobeen Azhar travels to Myanmar to investigate and question links between religion and violence. Myanmar’s Hardline Buddhists is one part of Channel NewsAsia’s series Power and Piety, all of which is being distributed by TVF […]

Ex-TCB exec in as Reel One adds two

Reel One Entertainment has bolstered its international distribution team with the appointment of former TCB Media Rights sales manager Anna Budashevskaya and sales exec Mai Aboelfadle, with the latter joining from Warner Bros. Anna Budashevskaya (pictured) will be responsible for the continued development of new and existing broadcaster relationships specifically within CEE, German-speaking Europe and […]

TVF secures swathe of deals in Australia and New Zealand

London-based factual distributor TVF International has sold a slate of shows to broadcasters in Australia and New Zealand. Inside Windsor Castle, co-commissioned by Channel 5 and Smithsonian, has been picked up by Foxtel, SBS (both Australia) and Sky Prime (NZ) while Foxtel also snapped up CBC crime doc Looking for Mike (44 minutes) and Channel […]

Ex-ICM exec Pippa Lambert joins WME

Packaging specialist and talent agent Pippa Lambert is joining WME and relocating from London to LA join the agency in the new year. She will be senior TV agent at WME, working on international sales and packaging. WME has ramped up international TV activity recently under the stewardship of partner Chris Rice, another LA-based Brit. […]

Discovery, Nat Geo bag TVF titles

Discovery Networks Poland and National Geographic Channel Hungary have acquired programming from UK-based distributor TVF International. Discovery has bought shows such as War Art with Eddie Redmayne (pictured), Rene Magritte: The Man in the Hat, In Search of Frida Kahlo and My Millennial Life, which is a CBC commission about four twenty-somethings navigating life as […]

News brief: Russian nets bag TVF factual

Russian networks have bought factual programming from UK-based TVF International. Digital TV acquired a package including Channel 5’s Inside Buckingham Palace (pictured), David Attenborough-narrated Wild City: Singapore and BBC/RTÉ coproduction Columbanus: The Monk Who United Europe. Stream TV acquired Rescue Vet, which was for Animal Planet, while St. Petersburg-based First HDTV acquired the PBS-commissioned The […]

Smithsonian goes Inside Buckingham Palace

US cable channel Smithsonian Channel has bought two-part royal documentary Inside Buckingham Palace. Smithonian struck the deal with distributor TVF International, which in turn picked up rights from producer Wildfire Television. In Sweden, pubcaster SVT has also bought the show, with further deals in the offing in Europe, Asia and Latin America. UK broadcaster Channel […]

Free VOD service closes TVF, Looking Glass deals

Free streaming service Popcornflix has closed deals for wildlife and travel factual and documentary programming with distributors TVF International and Looking Glass International. The deals hand the service programmes such as Untamed with Davey Hughes, the Wildest series, Road Cops and Commandos, and War Horse: The Real Story. The shows have previously aired on the […]