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Miami’s NATPE market kicks off on Tuesday, but deal announcements are already landing. London-based TCB Media Rights has sold 130 hours of content to Latin America, Cineflix and National Geographic Latin America closed a deal for four titles, and Discovery Latin America picked up popular makeover format “10 Years Younger” from All3Media.
Riding a wave of interest generated by November’s MIP Cancun market in Mexico, London-based distribution company TCB Media Rights has closed a raft of sales deals from its factual entertainment catalog.
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In a two-title deal with A+E Latin America, TCB has sold Discovery Science/UKTV’s “Abandoned Engineering” and UKTV’s “Shipwreck Secrets” from history and science factual programming specialist and rights management company Like a Shot.
“Abandoned Engineering,” now heading into its fourth season, is one of TCB’s highest-profile titles having sold to more than 30 territories over the past four years. The show documents histories most ambitious engineering projects which were never finished, while “Shipwreck Secrets,” launched at last year’s Mipcom, uses cutting-edge technology to recreate the circumstances of famous shipwrecks. The later has already sold in the U.S.A., France, Spain and Czech Republic.
Programming - Latin - America - TCB - Pixcom
Automotive-themed programming has sold well in Latin America for TCB. Pixcom’s auto rehabilitation program “The Guild Garage” sold to A+E and Discovery Latin America. Discovery also picked up Just Might TV’s “Flipping Bangers” and Wider Films’ “The Car Years,” and renewed its license for the first two series of Cry Havoc Productions’ “Supercar Superbuild.”
Body-positive factual program “Shake My Beauty” also went to Discovery. Produced by Barcroft Media, the show tracks popular social media personalities who have embraced their physical differences to find fame on the internet.
National - Geographic - Package - Titles - Border
National Geographic scooped a package of titles including “Border Interceptors,” “Egypt’s Unexplained Files,” “Kitten Rescuers,” Mythical Beats Unearthed” and “Worlds Wildest Weather.” The ¡Hola! Network licensed ITN Production’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, originally...
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