TVF International

Exclusive: Taking the long view on factual shortform

Shortform factual content is growing fast, but how does it fit into the kaleidoscope of other programming out there? Andy Fry finds out. There’s no lack of shortform factual storytelling in the world. With the emergence of social platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok, the last two decades have seen an endless outpouring of […]

TVF International elevates sales boss to lead firm as director steps down

UK-based factual distributor TVF International has promoted Poppy McAlister to lead the company, following the departure of director Lindsey Ayotte. Ayotte is moving away from the broadcast industry, having been with the distribution outfit for eight years – joining as a trainee in 2015 and also serving as head of sales and head of strategic […]

Abacus Media Rights hires TVF Int’l exec as head of acquisitions

UK-based distributor Abacus Media Rights has appointed TVF International exec Will Stapley as head of acquisitions across both scripted and unscripted. Stapley joins Amcomri-owned Abacus following a six-year stint at TVF International, most recently as head of acquisitions and partnerships, which he was promoted to last year. In that role, Stapley has been responsible for managing […]

London TV Screenings sets 2023 dates, goes up against BBC Studios Showcase

London TV Screenings, the fast-growing event organised by All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios, is to be held over the same week as BBC Studios’ flagship market. The London screenings event’s third iteration will run from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 3 March next year, following a 2022 version that attracted more than […]

OSN & BBC among MENA deals for TVF International

Middle East broadcaster OSN and BBC News Arabic are among buyers of shows from TVF International. Pan MENA news network BBC News Arabic picked up factual titles including Disease Hunters and the BBC-commissioned series Super Tunnel, as well as Lost Pyramids Of The Aztecs and long-running travel series No Luggage. OSN licensed titles including My Perfect Family from […]

NATPE Budapest round-up: TV3 Baltics strikes 200-hour factual deal; Abacus launches ‘Robin Hood’; TVF lands CEE sales  

TV3 Baltics strikes 200-hour factual deal TV3 Baltics has acquired more than 200 hours of factual content, following a deal with distributor Cineflix Rights at NATPE Budapest. The deal, which covers TV3’s Latvian and Lithuanian networks, includes seasons 1-2 of Richard Hammond’s Workshop (16 x 60-minutes) from Chimp Productions and Krempelwood, originally for Discovery+ in the […]

China’s iQiyi, ABC in Oz buy environmental shows from TVF Int’l

BAM in Asia and the ABC in Australia have picked up rights to environmental show Eco-Eye. The 48 x 25-minute series was produced by Earth Horizon Productions for RTÉ and takes a solutions-focused approach to climate issues, with advice for viewers to make a difference in the fight against climate change. It is sold by […]

Sales Talk: TVF Int’l execs on FAST, ‘Euphoria’ & why Carbon matters

Buyers, hungry for new content, are in the UK capital for meetings, presentations and drinks – or logging on from across the globe – for London TV Screenings all this week. With so many new productions being showcased, TBI has been checking in with execs from international distributors of all sizes as they share the […]

BBCS Poland & Baltic’s Telia Eesti strike TVF deals

Broadcasters across Central and Eastern Europe have picked up a raft of factual programming, following a slew of deals inked with UK-based distributor TVF International. Lithuania’s LRT, Estonia’s ERR, Ceska Televize and Poland’s TVN are among those to have acquired anniversary doc 9/11: Escape From The Impact Zone (1 x 45-minutes), which was produced by […]

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