TCB Rights

UK sport agency picks up Marathon rights

A new UK sports agency has signed a long-term broadcast rights deal for distribution of the Virgin Money London Marathon. Former BBC Worldwide head of sport and sport entertainment Danny O’Toole launched TCB Sports Media at the turn of the year after leaving the BBC’s commercial arm in September 2014. The company has now picked […]

TVN buys Seven, Channel 5 shows

Poland’s TVN has acquired programmes including Seven Network’s World’s Richest Dogs from distributor TCB Rights. The commercial broadcaster has also bought another Seven series, the 19x30mins Surveillance, WAGTV-produced Combat Dealers, Arrow Media’s World’s Most Extreme and Channel 5 one-hour documentary Sun, Sea and Love Cheats. Elsewhere, TCB has sold Kate Middleton: Heir We Go Again […]

TCB flies to MIP with Arrow/Smithsonian show

UK-based TCB Rights is taking 3x60mins doc series Planes That Changed the World to MIPCOM. The show is for Smithsonian Channel and comes from the UK’s Arrow Media. TCB has international sales rights, and has already secured presales with Discovery Quest in the UK, RMC Decouverte in France, SBS Australia and N24 in Germany. The […]

Heaney’s TCB Rights adds Italy, Germany reps

Paul Heaney’s distributor TCB Rights has added sales agents for Italy and Germany. Veteran Mediaset factual specialist Daniela Bagliani has been named TCB’s Italian rep, while ex-BBC Worldwide sales exec Claudia Zell perform the same duties in German-speaking territories. TCB, which former Cineflix Rights chief Heaney launched at the end of 2012, has doubled its […]

News brief: RTVE order TCB’s Mega Food

Spanish pubcaster RTVE is among buyers of factual content from UK-based indie distributor TCB Rights. Among the deals, RTVE has acquired the 6x60mins Mega Food, which goes behind-the-scenes at some of the world’s busiest kitchens and comes from Steel Spyda. Thematic pay TV channel Historia has bought Twisted History, a WAGtv series that takes a […]

BBC Two, Smithsonian, Discovery board Jumbo

A trio of broadcasters from the UK, US and Canada have co-commissioned a documentary about the impact of the 747 airliner, widely known as the Jumbo Jet. The doc will be known as Jumbo – The Plane That Changed the World on BBC Two in the UK and Discovery Channel in Canada, where it will […]

TCB Rights hires Connell from Beyond

Paul Heaney’s UK-based distribution business TCB Rights has recruited Karen Connell. She joins from Australia-listed sales firm Beyond Distribution and will be TCB’s head of sales for the Nordic, Benelux and CEE regions. Prior to Beyond, Connell was in business affairs at Canadian broadcast companies Corus Entertainment and Astral Media, as well as in-house production […]

Nick Godwin to run new factual prodco at Argonon

Ex-Cineflix executive Nick Godwin has created a new factual production company, BriteSpark, which will be part of the Argonon group. The new prodco will be a joint venture between Godwin and Argonon, the production and distribution group that includes Leopard Films and Remedy Productions. Another ex-Cineflix executive, Paul Heaney, will handle international sales of programming […]