TVF International Closes Raft of Deals Across Spain


TVF International has sold a number of its shows, including the ABC-commissioned China Love, to broadcasters in Spain.

China Love, which went to RTVE, explores the country’s multimillion-dollar pre-wedding photography industry. RTVE also licensed ARTE’s Breast’s Uncovered and Pernel’s investigative health special Fresh Fruit Fakers.

The Catalan pubcaster TV3 picked up 38 hours of programming, including TVF’s landmark series The World from Above (148×26 min.) and the eco-adventure series Across the World with Te Radar (16×23 min.).

The World from Above also went to Canal Viajar, alongside Sky’s Hidden Italy and Glamping Adventures. In the current affairs space, TV3 licensed the BBC- commissioned one-off Accidental Anarchist, which tells the remarkable story of a leading U.K. diplomat’s transformation to become an anarchist; and Channel NewsAsia’s undercover investigation doc, In the Name of Honour: Pakistan’s Honour Killings.

Opium Wars: Myanmar’s Drug Vigilantes was picked up by the Basque broadcaster ETB, alongside the health documentaries The Addiction Machine from ABC Australia and Mediaworks’special What’s Really In Our Food?

The popular travel and fishing show Monster Carp went to Telefonica, while Prime TV’s Untamed with Davey Hughes and BBC-commissioned Johnny Kingdom and the Bears of Alaska were picked up by Cazavisión TV. AMC Networks snapped up a raft of series from TVF’s lifestyle and entertainment catalog, including Dog’s Best Friend in 4K, Discovery’s lifeguard rescue series Rio Rescue and UKTV’s culinary travel series John Torode’s Asia.

Irini Koulovasilopoulos, who joined the TVF International team as a Spanish-language specialist in early 2018, commented: “We are proud to be working with such a broad range of broadcasters in Spain, from the autonómicas to Pan-Iberian networks and specialist channels. This is a testament to the diversity of the TVF catalog that meets what we see as a growing demand for high-quality, factual programming in the region.”