Contents / Distribution 6 NOV 2019

TCB MEDIA RIGHTS EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN OCEANIA

The London-based rights-ownership and distribution company has closed acquisition deals with three of Australia’s leading broadcasters — Foxtel, Nine Network and Seven Network — adding five premium series to its over 300 title catalogue.

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TCB Media Rights, the London-based rights-ownership and distribution company, has closed acquisition deals with three of Australia’s leading broadcasters — Foxtel, Nine Network and Seven Network — adding five premium series to its over 300 title catalogue.  

The titles covered by the three deals are all Australian commissions and include two hit Foxtel series: “Debi Marshall Investigates: Frozen Lies” (5x60’), in which the investigative crime journalist re-examine the grisly murder of a flamboyant gay barrister; and CJZ’s “Ron Iddles: The Good Cop” (6x60’), in which Australia’s best homicide detective revisits his most challenging murder cases. Two Seven shows’ “Motorbike Cops” and “Towies,” and Nine Network’s “Murder, Lies & Alibis” are also now available from TCB.

In addition to acquiring new Australian content, TCB has also had a record year for sales ‘down under’, with over 400 hours sold to Australian and New Zealand broadcasters this year alone – all brokered by Lenneke de Jong, the TCB Sales Manager responsible for the territories.

Australia’s Nine Network has taken several of TCB’s most popular titles, including Flicker Productions’ “Inside Phuket Airport” and ITN Production’s “Murdered by My Stalker”. SBS has picked up Phoenix TV’s “Underground Worlds” for Viceland, along with seasons two and three of Like A Shot Entertainment’s “Abandoned Engineering,” and Woodcut Media’ “World’s Greatest Palaces”. The last two titles are also headed for Foxtel, as well as over 20 titles of TCB best-sellers in the last year. TCB has also closed its first deal with BBC Australia, which has taken three Arrow Media titles: season two of “World’s Most Extreme,” “727: The Jumbo Revolution” and “Inside Jaguar”.

Among the New Zealand broadcasters to have bought TCB content this year are TVNZ, Sky and Choice TV. Deals have been closed with the three broadcasters for several of TCB’s most popular shows, including Woodcut Media’s chilling paranormal doc series “World’s Scariest Hauntings”; “Massive Engineering Mistakes”, produced by Argonon-owned BriteSpark Films in association with TCB Media Rights; and BriteSpark Films’ “Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords,” which is now in its sixth season.

“Australia and New Zealand are characteristically competitive TV markets, where they not only expect the best entertainment and factual programming, but also make some of the best. We are very excited and proud to be distributing programmes from three of Australia’s top broadcasters. The fact that 400 hours has been licensed in the past year is a great achievement and shows that our catalogue resonates well with the audience in this market,”  Lenneke de Jong said.

Australia and New Zealand are characteristically competitive TV markets, where they not only expect the best entertainment and factual programming, but also make some of the best” Lenneke de Jong Sales Manager at TCB

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