TVF International


Slate round-up: Rai reveals virtual offerings; TVF unveils Covid-19-driven shows

Rai rides Piaggio onto virtual portal Rai Com, the distribution division of Italian pubcaster Rai, has launched an array of programming via its virtual sales platform including TV movie Piaggio and crime series Il Commissario Ricciardi. Virtual screenings of the new lineup, which had been scheduled to be rolled out at MIPTV, are currently available […]

Dealing with Covid-19: From the distributor’s point of view

As part of TBI’s continuing coverage of the impact of Covid-19 on the content business, we speak to Harriet Armston-Clarke, director of TVF International, who discusses how the UK-based factual distributor has rapidly innovated to deal with the impact of the pandemic. What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago, TVF International was in […]

Factual round-up: TVF tackles Coronavirus; Reelz marks VIS UK first; Red Arrow, Blue Ant add to slate

TVF working on Coronavirus specials UK-based independent distributor TVF International is working on two investigative specials from Channel NewsAsia about the Coronavirus. Current affairs special Coronavirus: The Silent Killer (1 x 48-minutes) investigates the origins and global spread of the virus and assesses the Chinese government’s response to the outbreak. Bild in Germany, Al Jazeera […]

TBI Roundtable: Deal makers

No other sector has had to adapt as quickly to the rapidly changing content market as distributors, but select boutique and mid-sized players have been among those to have retooled themselves fastest. TBI’s latest roundtable gathers some of the brightest UK-based distribution minds together to discuss the financing, commissioning, selling and marketing of content – […]

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 […]